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How hormones make a woman sexually


Females of the absolute majority of animals have sex only when they are capable of conceiving. But at this point they will not miss their own, and their desire is quite obvious to everyone around: everyone saw the cat in heat. In humans, fortunately, behavioral estrus, that is, a demonstration of readiness for mating at the time of ovulation, is absent (otherwise our social life would have become much more complicated). But women can have sex at any stage of the cycle. This ability was probably a very useful and important evolutionary acquisition - this will be discussed in the next chapters.
Nevertheless, like all other animals, we show maximum readiness for sex precisely at the time when conception is most likely. This is almost impossible to establish in the course of surveys, because such small changes in behavior remain unconscious, but one can test it experimentally.
When Christina Durant of the University of Texas recruited the subjects for her doctoral dissertation, she told them that it was a study on relationships, fashion and health. Nevertheless, as in almost all studies involving women, she specified in a preliminary telephone interview whether the woman is taking pills, whether she has a regular cycle and when the last menstruation was. After this date, visits to the laboratory for each woman were assigned in such a way that one visit occurred during a period of high fertility, and another - for a period of low fertility. To make sure that the calculations are correct, women also took a urine sample - ostensibly to assess the general state of health, but in fact for the sake of analyzing sex hormones. All these espionage methods were needed to prevent women from knowing,
that they participate in a study on the effect of ovulation on product selection strategies in stores, otherwise they could (more or less unconsciously) distort the results, guided by their ideas about whether or not ovulation should influence behavior.
In the first series of experiments, the subjects were put in a computer with a specially generated page of an online clothing store and asked to choose ten items that they would buy for themselves. On the site there were things divided into two groups - "sexual" and "non-sexual" in advance. It was found that ovulation does have a statistically significant effect on the choice of clothes: when averaging the results of all subjects, it turned out that in the period of readiness to conceive, 59.8% of sexual dresses were on average in their baskets, and on other days only 51.3%.
In the second series of experiments, Cristina Durant and her colleagues figured out what is associated with the preference for sexual clothing during ovulation - with a direct desire to impress men or with the desire to compete with other women. They recruited another group of subjects, but now women were first offered a different task: to rank ten photos of other people by their attractiveness. At the same time, a quarter of the subjects were rated photos of beautiful women, a quarter got ugly, and the rest evaluated men - either attractive or ugly. Immediately after this, the participants proceeded to the next task - choosing clothes in the online store, as well as in the first part of the study.
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How hormones make a woman sexually

  1. Sexual sphere: a woman's duty
    In general, sexuality appears as a sphere of reproduction, everything that goes beyond it is hushed up, tabooed, causes a shame in a woman.22 Childhood and adolescence are not supposed to have knowledge about the sphere of sexuality, the exception is knowledge of menstruation. It is not supposed to know about sexual life in marriage. The acquisition of knowledge in this field was accompanied by a feeling
  2. The content of hormones in the blood of women, depending on the age
    The concentration of protein and steroid hormones in the blood of healthy girls of the neutral period (0-6,5 years) {foto130} * Confidence interval of values ​​taking into account the log-normal distribution of the indices. 741 Table 2 Concentration of triple hormones of the pituitary gland, steroid hormones and thyroid hormones in the blood of healthy girls of the neutral period (0-6,5 years) {foto131}
  3. Functional sexual disorders in women
    Anorgasmia is the absence of orgasm during sexual activity. Frequency of occurrence is 18-40% among women who live sexually for at least 3 years. Alibidemia - a decrease in sexual desire or lack of it. In 90% of cases, anorgasmia and alibidemia are combined. Their main causes: neuroendocrine disorders; infection; intoxication drugs, sleeping pills, neuroleptics, tranquilizers; head injury
  4. The sexual consequences of cultures that have lifted excessive prohibitions from women
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