In this week between Christmas and New Year’s, it seemed like a great time to peek into why red is a sexy color sometimes (like slinky New Year’s eve dresses) but not others (Santa).
- Red as sexy: not just American
- The red monologue in “Kinky Boots,” again
- Some scientific studies on red and male behavior and perceptions – generally, red made men sit closer, ask more intimate questions and rank women as more attractive
- How women perceive red on men
- Cylon 6 and her red dress
- Red shirts
- Lorne from “Angel” and his red suits (RIP Andy Hallett)
- Mina’s dress in “Dracula”
- A lengthy discussion of a study in which men looked at pictures of women’s genitals in varying shades of redness
- Valentine’s Day
- Red in fairy tales
- Red sports cars
- The little girl in the red coat in “Schindler’s List”
- World War II and the wearing of lipstick
- Little Red Riding Hood and “The Path”
- Listener mail! From Codie, who wrote about minority stereotypes in media, after hearing our older episode on manic pixie dream girls
- Johns, Sarah E. et al. “Red Is Not a Proxy Signal for Female Genitalia in Humans.” PLoS One. April 2012.
- Kayser, Daniela et al. “Red and Romantic Behavior in Men Viewing Women.” European Journal of Social Psychology. 2010.
- Seeing Red: Does Wearing Red Make You Sexy?
- The Red-Dress Effect
- Red Really Is the Color of Romance
- Wearing red may boost your sex appeal