Your ovaries releasing eggs every month in the hope of getting fertilised by a sperm might seem like a natural and normal bodily phenomenon. However, there are certain consequences of this natural process of ovulation that seem anything but.
Thanks to the fluctuation of hormones like oestrogen, testosterone, and progesterone during ovulation we end up doing the most unexpected things. Here are a few:
1. You might abandon makeup
Thankfully, not because of random mood swings, but out of sheer uselessness of makeup during this time.
Look, all month long, you count on those expensive blushes and highlighters to give your cheeks a hint of shiny pink. But during ovulation, you can save your skin a great deal of torture by simply letting your natural blush and glow do the talking. Because according to a study published in the journal PLoS One, women’s faces tend to get redder during ovulation—thanks to dilation of blood vessels closer to the skin. This can even give you a natural glow apart from that flushed look.
2. You could turn into a soprano, maybe…
The same study also pointed out that women’s voices tend to take a higher pitch while they’re ovulating. While you won’t turn into an opera singer, you can definitely try your hand at some high-pitched songs.
3. You might indulge in some lingerie shopping
As frisky and bizarre as it sounds, a study published in the Journal of Consumer Research found that during ovulation women are more likely to unconsciously buy and wear sexier clothing. Feel free to attribute this to an increase in your libido if you’re looking for a reasonable explanation for this unexpected indulgence.
4. You might fall for a macho man
Turns out during this time, women get attracted to men with stereotypical masculine traits and conventionally attractive guys with “manly” features such as a sharp jawline. We’re not saying it, a study in the journal Psychological Science is!
5. You could become the next Sherlock Holmes
In a strange study conducted at Kyoto University, researchers found that women who were ovulating were better at finding snakes hidden in pictures of flowers, simply indicating that women tend to become highly receptive and alert during ovulation.
6. Ovulation could strain your relationship with your dad
Another weird study conducted at the University of California, Los Angeles, found that women avoided talking to their father and other male relatives on the phone while they were ovulating. Strange, but true!