- Mar 15, 2006
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Is that news to you? The question here, for any expert or woman who is very self-aware, is as follows: Do low-dose birth control pills affect the preferences less than the traditional pills?There's such a thing as "pill goggles." Consider these the first cousin to beer goggles"”if you're taking the birth-control pill, ladies, your taste in men may take a turn. That's because birth control pills affect women's hormone levels and to whom they are attracted. In one study, researcher Tony Little showed women different images of men and asked them to make their picks. Results show that women on birth control pills tended to choose men with more pronounced masculine features than those who weren't on the Pill. The downside here? These manly traits are linked to high testosterone levels, aggressive behavior, and even higher divorce rates. So if you're on the Pill, don't turn a blind eye to those red flags... your contraception could cloud your judgment and lead you to fall for a less-than-wonderful guy.