– since your fair blogger hasn’t begun to get her head around that topic yet, and she’s not in curmudgeonly skeptic mode at the moment — this is still astonishing.
Not that women are driven a bit bonkers, from time to time, by our hormones. But that men are, too. Driven bonkers by women’s hormones. Only not in the way you thought:
Men . . . appear to step up mate-guarding strategies when their wives or girlfriends ovulate, even when neither is keeping track of the woman’s cycle, the research shows.
“It’s not just that men are more jealous and possessive when their partners ovulate, but they’re also more attentive to their partners and more giving to their needs,” said collaborator Steven W. Gangestad, a University of New Mexico psychologist.
We’re hopelessly entwined, aren’t we. Biologically — chemically entwined.
[tags] health hormones [/tags]