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The Masculinity Paradox

Feminine and clean-shaven faces are considered most attractive.

Many studies have found that more feminine and clean-shaven faces are considered most attractive.

By Barnaby Dixson

Does being “manly” make you a better mate or does it signal undesirable characteristics?

Barnaby Dixson is a postdoctoral researcher in the Evolution and Ecology Research Centre at the University of NSW.

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