Do Women's Tears Really Turn Men Off Like Researchers Suggest?

October 5, 2015

A new study published in the journal “Science” suggests that a man’s testosterone level may be temporarily lowered (finding women less sexually attractive) if he is in sniffing range of a chemical signal that is released in a crying woman’s tears.

Dr. Esen Akpek of Johns Hopkins University’s Wilmer Eye Institute told AP that the findings make sense because the glands that secrete tears in eyes have receptors for sex hormones. This is connected to dry eyes, which is often found in postmenopausal women.

And while other researchers agree, there's a few lovemaking blues singers who tell a different story.

Carl Marshall, with his hit single “Good Love Will Make You Cry,” suggests “When you're making love and tears don't fall… you not getting it all….” The song was remade my blues singer Big Robb who happens to agree. “If you never been to crying zone, then someone is not turning you on…. Good love WILL make you cry!” Nowhere do they mention being turned off by a tear.