All the Ways Birth Control Pills Can Affect Your Sex Life, for Better or Worse

Around 10 million women in the U.S. take some form of birth control pill, and with good reason: the Pill is one of the most effective birth control methods. But messing with your hormones can alter your sex life in positive and negative ways. Here’s what you need to know, as a pill-taker or as the partner of one. »10/09/15 1:28pm10/09/15 1:28pm

Going Off Hormonal Birth Control Can Be a Real Bitch—or Not

It can’t be overstated that reproductive control is essential to reproductive freedom for women. But decades of such freedom have also given us the luxury of a next-level set of worries: What is birth control really doing to my body, and what will happen if I stop taking it? The answer is: mostly good things; maybe… »4/06/15 4:50pm4/06/15 4:50pm

Ovulation Changes Women Into Hyper Competitive She-Hulks

Today in Lady Hormones Be Crazy!: New research shows that right around ovulation time, women get more competitive with each other. I guess as far as hormonal side effects go, this one's not bad. I mean, it's not depression and despondency. It's not impulsivity. It's just wanting to be better at stuff than other women.… »2/27/14 5:15pm2/27/14 5:15pm

Women Who've Had Weight-Loss Surgery Get Laid a Ton More

Female bariatric surgery patients are reaping more than just the physical health-related benefits of weight loss. According to a new study, women who've had gastric bypass or Lap-Band surgery not only reported better sexual functioning, blood tests showed they had an improvement in reproductive hormone levels. »11/06/13 10:40am11/06/13 10:40am

Classifying Severe PMS as a Mental Disorder Screws Women Over

If tired CBS sitcoms and hacky comedians are to be believed, ladies on they periods be crazy (chocolate & cats & wine & crying & Lifetime Original Movies & blanket clutching!). Now, thanks to the publication of the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistics Manuel (the DSM V, for those of us who hate… »10/21/13 12:55pm10/21/13 12:55pm

Hormones, Thailand's Answer to Skins, Incites Controversy and Praise

Hormones is a drama of daily life set in a Bangkok high school. It has the same basic structure as the UK (and now, sigh, the U.S.)'s sexy teen melodrama Skins — it follows 9 teenagers as they go about their everyday lives. As such, it covers a variety of scandalous teen-related topics, including premarital sex,… »8/19/13 6:00pm8/19/13 6:00pm

CNN Thinks Crazy Ladies Can't Help Voting With Their Vaginas Instead of Their Brains

With only two weeks to go until Election Day, CNN's taking a serious investigative look into our country's undecided voters: hormonal women. I.e., all women. "New research suggest that hormones may influence female voting choices differently, depending on whether a woman is single or in a committed relationship," CNN … »10/24/12 4:35pm10/24/12 4:35pm

High Testosterone Turns Women Into Self-Sufficient Masturbation Machines

Dear All The Single Ladies: Have you ever fretted that there's something weird and/or running through your veins that's stopping you from getting a partner? Well, stop worrying! Because there is, and it is making you want to hiss and throw seaweed at anyone who comes near you so that you can go home and wank in… »6/23/12 12:30pm6/23/12 12:30pm

Men Probably Too Hormonal and Moody to be Trusted with Important Financial Decisions

News from the world of science with some pretty grim implications for the global economy as it currently exists: men — rational, level-headed, decisionmaking men — aren't actually very well equipped to handle important financial decisions at all; it's like they're getting the male equivalent of their periods, but all… »6/11/12 1:30pm6/11/12 1:30pm

Your Jerky Ovaries Are Tricking You Into Picking Bad Boys

Oh, bad boys, with their leather jackets, their greased back hair, their fear of commitment, and their ways of thrilling us while simultaneously making us feel shitty about ourselves. We just can't get enough of them! We've spent an eternity beating ourselves up over our perverse attraction to these cads, but now it… »5/15/12 6:40pm5/15/12 6:40pm

Caffeine Messes With Your Hormones Differently Depending On Your Race

New research has found that young women who drink caffeinated beverages on the daily experience changes in hormone levels. How much will your Starbucks and Diet Coke addictions affect your chemical ladyhood? Like being arrested in Arizona, the way caffeine treats your lady hormones depends on your race. »1/27/12 6:20pm1/27/12 6:20pm

Some Women Use Birth Control For Non-Whorish Reasons

Anti birth control types love to point out that women use birth control so that they can slut around without the risk of getting pregnant (God's most precious, precious punishment). But new research shows that this isn't the case at all; in fact, many women use the pill for reasons completely unrelated to harlotry. »11/17/11 6:30pm11/17/11 6:30pm