2023 Author: Anita Thornton | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-27 18:44
From physical changes to general appearance, to the effect on libido, ovulation is an extraordinary phenomenon that deserves some explanation!
Autumn marks the period of great sexual receptivity for many mammals. Triggered by the biological clock, the rut in the male presents itself as an intrasex competitive behavior, while in the female it will be the signals of a so-called nuptial parade, with the aim of informing the partner that she is finally ready. to mate.
Although human beings are mammals, their “rut” period is fortunately not accompanied by signs as embarrassing as the scarlet red swollen buttocks of female Macaques! But did you know that women's most fertile days don't go unnoticed? And that men are very sensitive to it?
As a subtle mammal, the woman unconsciously sends signals that her ovulation is approaching. She adopts certain behaviors, changes in her body occur, which will bring out her full femininity and her power of attraction… with the aim of attracting the best partner and ensuring the survival of the species!
1. A more attractive body
Studies have shown that changeswere taking place in the woman during her cycle and that they influenced the evaluation of her charm by the man. For example, the arch of her back would increase as ovulation approaches. By subtle changes to the hips, breasts and ears, as well as the face, the female body would attempt to achieve the most impeccable symmetry for the fertile period. Symmetry is indeed a criterion of attraction in human beings.
2. A more dazzling look
As ovulation approaches, the woman would adopt a slower and more sensual gait. The tendency would be to dress more attractively and to make themselves beautiful with more attention, not only to seduce the partner, but also to better distinguish themselves from other women.
3. A more feminine voice
Another phenomenon of strengthening feminine charm, in connection with the fertile period of the cycle: women speak unconsciously in higher registers when they are most fertile. In other words, the voice of women is refined to become more pleasant.
4. More flair
A woman in the fertile period is much more sensitive to aromas, particularly those of male pheromones. Useful for sniffing out the manliest partner! But men also feel them… They are undeniably more attracted to women in fertile times.
In a science experiment, men were given sweaters to sniff: some recently worn by a fertile woman and some never worn before.worn at all. Result: testosterone levels were higher in men who had smelled the sweaters of women in their fertile period. High testosterone causes men to woo women, as well as compete with other men for her attention.
5. A stronger libido
As in mammals, is sexual activity then exacerbated precisely when the woman is fecundable? Indeed, researchers have shown that women's sexual activity increases by 24% during the cycle's fertility window, without the desire for a child. This period does not exceed six days (the day of ovulation and the five days preceding it) and corresponds precisely to the most fertile days of a woman's cycle.
This physiological phenomenon is partly explained by the fact that a woman's libido varies cyclically, with a maximum near her ovulation.
The human being, a mammal like the others
Other researchers have tried to demonstrate the equivalent of estrus or “heat” in women. This controversial study looked at the variations in income of strippers during their cycles. The researchers found that the lowest incomes occurred during menstruation, while they rose during the post-ovulatory period. However, the most famous incomes occurred during the period of female fertility. That's an 80% increase in revenue when comparing dancersmenstruating and fertile dancers!
If you are not currently planning to reproduce, awareness of these phenomena promotes pleasure and discovery. Of course, to live them, you should not use hormonal contraception, such as the pill, which prevents ovulation from occurring.
A woman who chooses a natural alternative to contraception, such as the symptothermal method, learns to observe the changes in her body related to her fertility. She observes daily this secretion of the cervix which flows into the vagina, without being aroused by sexual excitement, which is called mucus. From absent to whitish and opaque, after menstruation, the closer ovulation approaches, the more it liquefies and becomes transparent. As with the changing cervix, these transformations aim to facilitate the movement and survival of spermatozoa, with a view to fertilization. Their observation in the cycle makes it possible to identify the fertility window from the start.
At Seréna Québec, users of the sympto-thermal method often testify to countless other more personal changes associated with the fertile period, such as this pleasant feeling of feeling good about yourself or being happier, to have softer and he althier skin, and even shinier hair, which nonetheless remain fabulous phenomena, like so many lessons on the path to self-knowledge.
By Marie-Hélène Viau, SerenaQuebec
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