This finding, which has been replicated in scores of studies using a variety of methodological approaches, has been linked to important social concerns, including sexual assault and sexual harassment. Theoretical explanations for gender differences in sexual intent perceptions are reviewed. Assessing sexual intentions, in particular assessing whether another person has sexual interest in you, is an important, yet difficult, task. Most people consider sexual activity an essential component of their lives, and sexual activity is critical for the perpetuation of the human species. Thus, identifying reciprocated sexual intentions is of fundamental importance.
When and how should you show sexual intent? Though the question may seem innocent enough, it actually is at the very core of what distinguishes the various schools of thought in seduction. Because it deals with how you get a girl perceiving you as a lover while not going so far that you activate her anti-slut defense beyond the point of no return. We all know that we need to display sexual intent when we want to build a sexual relationship, but we also know that, upon meeting a girl, going in for a kiss read: make-out is rarely a good strategy. Since humans are highly social animals, and since skill at navigating the social arena plays such a crucial role in the game of procreation, women have long since learned to screen men for their ability to get what they want with social grace. A man who can graciously communicate sexual intent is likely a man who can graciously get his way in other domains as well. And every woman wants as capable a man as she can get — no matter if he is to be a provider, friend, or lover to her.