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  • Ian Pitchford
    The World s No.1 Science & Technology News Service Contact lenses boost sexual success 00:01 01 October 02 NewScientist.com news service Swapping glasses for
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      The World's No.1 Science & Technology News Service
      Contact lenses 'boost sexual success'
      00:01 01 October 02
      NewScientist.com news service

      Swapping glasses for contact lenses can dramatically increase success
      with the opposite sex, research on short-sighted students in a nightclub has
      found.

      The researchers caution that this preliminary study is not sufficiently
      rigorous for scientific publication, but believe it shows that eyewear choice
      may have a significant impact on how attractive a person looks and feels.

      The team, led by June McNicholas at the University of Warwick, took 38
      male and female students aged between 18 and 25 to a London nightclub, with
      strict instructions to go and "pull". The students were split into three
      groups: those who wore their normal form of sight correction, those who swapped
      contact lenses for glasses and those who swapped glasses for contact lenses
      just for that night.

      The students were not told that eight monitors would be patrolling the
      club, attempting to corroborate their reported experiences.

      Most people who swapped to contact lenses reported increased
      self-confidence, while 75 per cent of those who swapped to glasses reported
      feeling less confident. And "feelings of enhanced 'pulling power' and improved
      self-confidence among contact lens wearers were translated into tangible
      results on the night," says McNicholas.

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