Ovulation is the process by which a woman’s body creates and releases an egg to be fertilized by a sperm cell, leading to pregnancy. We are here to tell you some lesser known facts about ovulation.

Number One: Heightened Sense of Smell. Ovulating women are more sensitive to scents than they are during times of low fertility. The smells that will seem most appealing are male pheromones.

Number Two: A Woman’s Walk Becomes Sexier During Ovulation. In addition to a higher voice and a better sense of smell, a woman will walk in a more seductive way during ovulation.

Number Three: Men With High Testosterone Can Smell Ovulation. There was a study done where men were given t-shirts to smell. Some were worn by no one at all while others were recently worn by ovulating women. Men who were able to sniff out the scent of ovulation were shown to have higher testosterone levels.

Number Four: Heightened Attraction to Masculinity. Women have been shown to subconsciously find typically masculine traits appealing during ovulation. Deep voices and square jawlines will seem extra appealing during this time, since these are signs of developmental stability.

Number Five: Ovulating Strippers Earn More. A University of New Mexico study found that exotic dancers made almost $100 more during their fertile work shifts. They also earned nearly $100 less during menstruation.

Number Six: Women Become More Symmetrical During Ovulation. It is pretty commonly known that symmetrical features are something we subconsciously seek out in a mate. When women are at their most fertile, they become more symmetrical in the fingers, breasts, and even ears.

Number Seven: Women Are More Likely to Cheat During This Time. A study showed that women who were dating someone they rated low on an attractiveness scale were more likely to fantasize about other men during ovulation. This could lead to infidelity.

Number Eight: Breastfeeding Lowers Fertility. This can be a natural form of contraception for new mothers. While breastfeeding, the female’s body does not create the necessary hormones for fertility.

Number Nine: Women Speak Higher During Ovulation. Women do this unconsciously, as a way to seem more feminine. This is intended to make ovulating women appear more attractive to prospective mates, and to increase chances of reproducing.

Number Ten: The Cervix Changes Shape. This is not something that a woman can feel, but the cervix undergoes changes when she is at her most fertile. The cervix will be softer, higher, and more open. Thanks for reading!

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