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If movies and TV shows have taught us anything, it's that rebellious bad boys who wear leather jackets and smoke cigarettes while leaning against brick walls are the sexiest subspecies of humans. A recent study published in the British Journal of Psychology, however, indicates that the media has been lying to us about that.

In the study, 300 participants were asked to provide information about their history of altruistic acts (like giving blood and volunteering) and how many sex partners they have had. Turns out that people who reported doing more tangible good also reported having more sex. That's right, folks. Turns out being nice is sexy.