Ovulating Women Smell Better Than You
A new study shows that women become competitive when they smell other women ovulating.
In a cunning new ploy to get women every where to hate each other, science has proven that women can smell each other ovulating, like we’re competitive feral animals.
The study was conducted by Florida State University and the results are being published in the journal, Evolution and Human Behavior. According to ABC Science, the study’s authors “measured the testosterone levels of women before and after they smelled t-shirts that were previously worn by other women aged 18-21. The latter group wore the shirts when they were at high fertility—days 13, 14 and 15 of the menstrual cycle, and at low fertility—days 20, 21 and 22.”
“For the duration of the study, the t-shirt wearers refrained from engaging in sexual activity. They also showered with unscented soap and shampoo, did not use any perfumes or deodorants, didn’t smoke, and avoided eating odour-producing foods, such as garlic and asparagus.”
The study found that women who were exposed to the smells of other women with high fertility had lower levels of testosterone. Previous research has also found that men find ovulating women sexy. Although, to be fair, that study could have had women hang a bra on a tree and they would have discovered the same results.
The study’s authors seem to think that when it comes to fertility and having babies, women are competitive monsters out to antagonize, stalk, and destroy. But there could be alternate answers. For example, I’m sure other women would want to wear my ovulating shirts, because when I ovulate I eat a Whopper and ladies love a Whopper, am I right?
So does this mean that we are lead by unconscious olfactory cues that lead us to favor those with fertility or try to emulate our competition? Or does it merely mean that ovulating women smell better because they still carry the odor of their french fry binges?
Whatever it is, I think we can all agree that men would definitely find a tree with a bra sexy.
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