9 Things That Make You Hate Yourself That Are Actually Science's Fault You ain't crazy, lady. You're just an animal.
Fancying people more after you sleep with them.
Letting your eye wander while you're in a relationship.
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Feeling sexually attracted to other people once you've been in a relationship for a while is biological, not immoral. According to author and professor of anthropology Meredith Small in her book
, “The search for the unfamiliar is documented as a female preference more often than any other characteristic our human eyes can perceive.” Female Choices: Sexual behaviour of female primates (Cornell University Press, 1993)
See? In their book
, researchers Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethá argue that we might actually be designed to have sex with a number of partners because it means we get the strongest, healthiest baby possible and the males in the community are less likely to harm any children in case they’re their offspring. Sex at Dawn
Being clumsy when you have PMS.
Changing levels of
oestrogen, progesterone, and testosterone during a menstrual cycle can effect your co-ordination. So, when you break three plates, accidentally spill tea on your duvet, and walk vagina-first into a table during the first day of your period – that's hormonal. That’s not your fault.
According to Bridget Murray Law,
writing in the , during peak fertility, women may be attracted to more “alpha”, aggressive men, because their testosterone levels indicate a greater virility. Fancying dickheads doesn’t necessarily mean you've lost your mind or have low self-esteem. You’re just responding to that egg trundling down your fallopian tubes. Monitor on Psychology in 2011
Losing your mojo.
You shouldn't blame yourself for a loss of libido when you're stressed.
According to the NHS website, your body can respond to stress hormones like cortisol and epinephrine with a loss of sexual desire. Similarly, when you're ill, your body might not want to take another human on board. Not to mention the other hormonal changes associated with menopause and breastfeeding that can throw your whole sexual appetite out of whack.
Getting the sweats.
According to a study by Mary Lee Baron and Richard Fehring, published in the
, ovulation causes an increase of up to 1 degree Fahrenheit in the basal body temperature. That might not sound like a lot, but it's enough to have you sweating through your T-shirt and soaking through your foundation and make anyone in your bed wonder if they should wrap you in a fire blanket. American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing in 2005
Dressing like Dolly Parton.
Calling your colleague a prick.
Your period will do mad things to your
testosterone levels. So, don't be surprised if, for a couple of days before you start bleeding, you basically want to kick everyone you meet in the kneecaps and pour hot soup in their handbags. BuzzFeed Daily
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