Ovulating Women on the Prowl
What happened to Diane Lane's character in the movie "Unfaithful." She had a loving handsome husband, a wonderful child, an ideal home. Why did she stray? Was it her French lover's accent? Recent research suggests that maybe she was ovulating.
A new study says sexual attraction and jealousy might be traced to monthly changes in a woman's cycle of fertility.
The report, published in the journal Hormones and Behavior, suggests that women who describe their partners as "unattractive" are more inclined to lust for other men in the days just before ovulation, the Albuquerque based journal reported. Hormones and behavior??? Are there pictures? Study subjects completed questionnaires every day for 35 days in which they assessed their feelings and experiences as well as reporting how their partners behaved toward them.
Along with that, University of New Mexico psychologist Steven Gangestad said less-attractive partners are more likely to show jealous behavior at those times of peak fertility. How convenient. Maybe he knows she's got the wandering eye. Is that possible? Oh hell yes. Gangestad says men who aren’t necessarily tuned in to their partners’ cycles somehow are still aware that their ovulating women might stray. During such times, unattractive men were more attentive and possessive, but attractive guys didn’t shift their behavior, the women reported.
Keep in mind, people, the study didn't attempt to conclude whether these women are inclined to actually act on any lustful impulses, the study clarifies. It simply showed women with ugly mates had a tendency to look at hot alpha males around ovulation time...when they are most likely to conceive.
"As women approach maximum fertility, some biological impulse appears to rouse interest in men with robust, masculine attributes," said Gangestad, who co-authored the study with Matie Haselton, a psychologist at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Women picked guys based on factors that suggested a healthy, more masculine guy likely to sire healthy, robust children, Gangestad added. Women "with stable but relatively unattractive guys are particularly attracted to other men at midcycle. If a sexy guy is the primary partner, they don’t show the effect. This is about the men.”
Hmmm...ugly guys - be forewarned.
The findings of this particular study are not new. Many other studies back up this research. In fact, a study done in 2003 found that the unattractive men also tried to spoil their ladies with flowers, jewlery, and other gifts around ovulation time. It's an ancient ritual embedded in our bodies. Why do you think 7-11 sells roses?
Again, mismatched men - be forewarned. Here are a few celebrity guys that definitely need to be worried:
And most of all...Marc Anthony
Tell me, baby girl, 'cause I need to know...if you're ovulating.