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Scientists Explain Why Women Don't Feel The Cold On Nights Out

Claire Reid

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Scientists Explain Why Women Don't Feel The Cold On Nights Out

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Scientists have revealed how women can wear fewer clothes on a night out and not feel the cold. Check it out here:

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If you've ever gone out drinking on a cold winter's night, spotted a group of women without coats or jackets and wondered, 'how aren't they freezing?' then you're not alone.

In fact, a group of researchers have even carried out a scientific study to get to the bottom of that very question.

Yep, researchers looked into the bizarre phenomenon in a study titled: When looking 'hot' means not feeling cold: Evidence that self-objectification inhibits feelings of being cold.

One of the study's authors, Roxanne Felig, from the University of South Florida, recently took to TikTok to share their findings, explaining that women who look 'hot' or who are more focused on 'self-objectification' are less aware of feeling cold.

In the video shared on TikTok, Felig says that she wanted to test the theory put forward by Cardi B when she said 'it's cold outside but I'm still looking like a thottie because a hoe never gets cold' - and admits it turned out to basically be true.

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

Shall we all assume Cardi B's honorary doctorate is in the post?

Felig explained: "So basically, it seems like what Cardi was saying was that she was too focussed on how she looked and what she was wearing to feel cold.

"And this actually aligns perfectly with the main theoretical perspective that I used to conduct my research, which is objectification theory."

She went on to explain that the theory argues that when women are 'highly focused on how they appear externally, it reduces the amount of cognitive resources that they have available to appraise their internal states'.

Felig continued: "So, when women are in a state of objectification, they are less aware of how hungry they are, their heartbeat.

"They are just less able to recognise their internal states."

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

The researchers tested their theory by surveying women who were standing outside clubs on cold nights - when temps hit between 4.4°C and 10°C - and asking the women to assessed their state of 'self objectification' as well as how cold they felt.

They also took into account how much the women had had to drink.

The study found: "Our hypothesis was supported: women low in self‐objectification showed a positive, intuitive, relationship between skin exposure and perceptions of coldness, but women more highly focused on their appearance did not feel colder when wearing less clothing."

Topics: Interesting, TikTok

Claire Reid
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