Clothing sabotages sexual selection What evolutionary pressure could cause us to adopt a social rule that hides the body and makes it more difficult to select a mate? You could argue that clothing makes women more attractive. But what about men? By hiding our sexual organs, we eliminate penis size as visible fitness indicator. What advantage does it confer to reserve this information, revealing it only after an intimate connection is made? In other words, without clothing, would sexual selection have caused men to develop larger, or at least more attrative, penises? The real question: if we had not invented clothing, would human evolution have produced more "beautiful" people? Is assortative mating the key to this puzzle?