How to Rev Her Engine with Yours

September 3, 2008

A new study shows that fast cars really do have an effect on women. A British survey conducted by psychologist David Moxon found that the revving of a luxury sports car’s engine caused women to feel more aroused.

The 40 participants, a mixture of men and women listened to recordings of a Maserati, a Lamborghini and a Ferrari, as well as regular Volkswagon Polo. Moxon then recorded their testosterone levels. His findings showed that “100 per cent of female participants had a significant increase in testosterone secretion after listening to the Maserati, compared to only half for men”.

Moxon said the study showed that “the roar of a luxury car engine does cause a primeval physiological response."

Sadly, the regular Volkswagon Polo did not fare well and actually caused arousal to fall.*


*Note to self – sell Honda Civic.