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 5:15pm 2/27/14 5:15pm

Another Fertility Study Suggests that Men Prefer Dancing…

Another 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… » 8/15/12 10:25pm 8/15/12 10:25pm

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 6:40pm 5/15/12 6:40pm

Get Your Beads Away From My Vagina

A new product called CycleBeads purports to help women become the overlords of their ovaries by charting their menstrual cycles using a necklace and a rubber ring. Every which way I turn, someone company somewhere is trying to get their bead-shaped product near my vagina. Please stop this. Please get those beads away… » 10/25/11 5:00pm 10/25/11 5:00pm

Are Ovulating Women More Prone To Racial Bias?

According to a study published in Psychological Science, at certain points in a woman's menstrual cycle, she is more biased against men of races and social groups different from her own, particularly when she's at her most fertile. The increase in bias only occurs when she perceives those men to be physically… » 6/28/11 6:30pm 6/28/11 6:30pm

The Incredible, Inedible Egg

The process of ovulation has been for the first time — if you can believe that — caught on film. Jacques Donnez of the Catholic University of Louvain in Brussels was about to perform a partial hysterectomy on a patient and captured her ovulation on film, a process that took approximately 15 minutes. Scientists used to… » 6/12/08 10:45am 6/12/08 10:45am

Kissing, Monogamy & The Future Of Makin' Babies

Tomorrow is the first day of February, and the Valentine's Day crap has hit the fan! Scientific American is feeling the love — the magazine has a series of articles about kissing, orgasms and monogamy. There are sexy little stories in New Scientist and the Daily Mail, too. Ready to snuggle up to some cold, hard facts?
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Dudes Look Hotter When You're Ovulating

So when you read that an Indiana University neuroscientist discovered women's brains respond differently to male faces depending on the stage of their menstrual cycles, do you think to yourself, "Aha!" Who among us has never looked at a guy we previously thought to be hot and suddenly found him to be a wee bit fug?… » 11/15/07 2:00pm 11/15/07 2:00pm

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