"Men are more likely to think of women as objects if they have looked at sexy pictures of females beforehand, psychologists said yesterday.
Researchers used brain scans to show that when straight men looked at pictures of women in bikinis, areas of the brain that normally light up in anticipation of using tools, like spanners and screwdrivers, were activated."
Now I know why men don't view me as an object of desire after reading my un-pornographic prose and poetry. Hmm. Thinking of creating a series of visual bikini poems.
Sex objects: Pictures shift men's view of women | Science | guardian.co.uk