Another Fertility Study Suggests that Men Prefer Dancing Lady-Silhouettes that Are OvulatingDoug Barry8/15/12 10:25pmFiled to: FertilityOvulationSexattractionStudyScienceshutterstocktweetFb123EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkAnother day, another questionable study about how ovulation subtly affects the orangutan-quadrant of a human man's brain. In the latest study about how we all might as well still be cavepeople when it comes to sexual activity, researchers at the University of Göttingen in Germany figured out that women in the fertile phase of their menstrual cycles were deemed more attractive dancers by an audience of 200 undergraduate and graduate male students. If you're thinking, "But all the grant money in the world should be for making a fusion reactor or something," then you and my childhood, Sim City 2000-playing self should have coffee and pastries sometime.This study might look familiar because of the bullshit-riddled, 2007-study from two University of New Mexico researchers who visited a strip club a few times and concluded that ovulating strippers make more money in tips. Admittedly, this more recent German study and the UNM study seem pretty similar, but the researchers at the University of Göttingen actually availed themselves of a more scientific approach to their science. Researchers asked 48 women between the ages of 19 and 33 to dance to an identical drumbeat during both the "late follicular" (i.e. fertile) phase of their cycles, as well as the nonfertile "mid-luteal" phase. Fertility, according to LiveScience, "was gauged by counting back from the woman's last period." The women all had their hair pulled back and wore identical form-fitting clothes, because what's a scientific study if it doesn't pretty much dehumanize everyone involved? Male undergraduate and graduate students then watched silhouettes of the women dancing, as if the whole experiment were just an extended Bond-movie test screening.