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How do visually-impaired people size up a potential mate?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

It seems like gauging someone's attractiveness would be a bit difficult if you were blind, and couldn't visually size up a mate's face, muscles, or curves. Sexually, blind people rely even more on their senses of smell and touch than others do. To form an image of the other person's body, blind people touch their partner's complete body, an intensely erotic experience in itself. Chubby partners are more attractive to those without sight because they have more texture to their body. While scientists have also found that voices are a major erotic stimulator in blind people, the key components during sex are touching, smelling, and licking.

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