26/11/2014 07:43 GMT | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Birth Control Can Make You Think 'Unattractive' Men Are Good Looking

Being on the pill is making women find average-looking guys more attractive, says a new study conducted by Florida State University.

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According to results, married women taking birth control at the beginning of a relationship found their husbands to be less attractive after coming off of the pill further down the line. Question: are we talking hormones or post honeymoon blues?

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The two studies were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and followed 118 couples who were in the early stages of marriage.

The first followed 70 couples for one year and the second followed 48 couples for four years before which, trained observers measured the physical attractiveness of each male partner's looks.

All of the newlywed women were asked to rate their partners according to looks every six months all the while documenting their birth control.

While results suggested the women found their husbands easier on the eye when actively using hormonal contraception - the whole thing is pretty flakey if you ask us. Hormonal being the operative word here.

Of course a woman's view of what's attractive changes - can it really be down to birth control? Each to their own and all that.

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