A Woman's Cycle

  1. Study conducted by UCLA's Department of Psychiatry has revealed that

    the kind of male face a woman finds attractive can differ depending on

    where she is in her menstrual cycle. For instance, if she is ovulating,

    she is attracted to men with rugged and masculine features. However, if

    she is menstruating, or menopausal, she is more prone to be attracted

    to a man with scissors lodged in his temple and a bat jammed up his butt

    while he is on fire. Further studies are expected.
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  2. 49 Comments

  3. by   jnette
    Oh Deb...

    Something only a true redhead could say... :chuckle
  4. by   Spidey's mom
    OMG Deb that is so funny . . .especially now when the second guy is pretty attractive to me. :chuckle

    Our poor husbands. Mine has been especially nice lately, trying way too hard. And that can be irritating, especially at certain times. I have to bite my tongue to NOT say, get the heck away from me and stop being so nice.

    How men and women are supposed to live together for any length of time is THE great mystery of all times.

    Thanks for the laugh.

    steph
  5. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from jnette
    Oh Deb...

    Something only a true redhead could say... :chuckle
    actually it's something a true redhead ( ) could enjoy, embrace, revel in- even get some ideas.

    and btw, i believe every word of that- i've experienced it! as i'm sure others could relate, and not just us redheads.
  6. by   jnette
    Quote from earle58
    actually it's something a true redhead ( ) could enjoy, embrace, revel in- even get some ideas.

    and btw, i believe every word of that- i've experienced it! as i'm sure others could relate, and not just us redheads.

    Guess I was never much of a PMS'er... never did have those moods. No menopausal moodswings, either. Guess I'm just BORRRRRRRRRRRRING...
  7. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from jnette
    Guess I was never much of a PMS'er... never did have those moods. No menopausal moodswings, either. Guess I'm just BORRRRRRRRRRRRING...
    i am a monstrous pms'er- especially to dh.
    i just get snappy with the kids.

    i wonder what gave redheads their reputation of being such hot heads?

    (actually it happens to be true with me but find it doubtful it's r/t haircolor.)
  8. by   BeachNurse
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    Study conducted by UCLA's Department of Psychiatry has revealed that

    the kind of male face a woman finds attractive can differ depending on

    where she is in her menstrual cycle. For instance, if she is ovulating,

    she is attracted to men with rugged and masculine features. However, if

    she is menstruating, or menopausal, she is more prone to be attracted

    to a man with scissors lodged in his temple and a bat jammed up his butt

    while he is on fire. Further studies are expected.
  9. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Yep this TEMPERAMENTAL redhead can vouch for that study. rofl.

    glad you all enjoyed that.
  10. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Quote from earle58
    actually it's something a true redhead ( ) could enjoy, embrace, revel in- even get some ideas.

    and btw, i believe every word of that- i've experienced it! as i'm sure others could relate, and not just us redheads.
    we are kindred, eh, Leslie?
  11. by   lisamc1RN
    I resemble that remark.
  12. by   BeachNurse
    Study: the Pill Changes Women's Taste in Men

    By Richard Woodman
    LONDON (Agence de Presse Medicale) - Scientists reported on Wednesday a remarkable new side effect of the Pill -- it changes women's preference in men.

    Psychologists at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland asked 1570 young women on oral contraceptives and 1325 women who were not, to choose between healthy and less healthy male faces. The same face was presented twice, one image glowing with apparent health, the other looking pale and unwell.

    All women preferred the healthier face on average but those on the Pill were significantly more choosy. "Women using oral contraceptives expressed stronger attraction to apparent health than women not using oral contraceptives," the researchers reported in the Proceedings of the Royal Society.

    The team, led by Ben Jones and David Perrett, also found in other studies that women's preference for apparently healthy faces was stronger during the post-ovulation phase of the menstrual cycle and during pregnancy.

    "Collectively, these findings suggest that increased attraction to apparent health in faces coincides with conditions that are characterized by raised progesterone levels, rather than conditions that are characterized by high fertility," they said.

    Women, they suggested, may have evolved strategies -- triggered by raised progesterone levels -- to reduce the risk of infection disrupting development of the unborn baby when their immune system is weaker than normal.
    http://cnn.netscape.cnn.com/ns/news/...05__pill_faces

  13. by   leslie :-D
    just face it: we're a bunch of hormonal hussies hunting the hotties.
  14. by   Spidey's mom
    Jnette you aren't boring, just lucky. I hate feeling this way.

    steph

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