- Fertility & Reproductive Systems
Female Contraceptives Make You Less Appealing to Men
That is the conclusion of a recent study regarding the chemistry of attraction between the sexes. We all know that despite the human sophistication (so we think) we are mammals and pheromones are produced by both sexes to attract the opposite sex. The unintentional side effect of taking a birth control pill is that men react differently to women on it a recent study showed. Men can detect signals when a woman is fertile and this attracts them. Women not taking the pill attracted more men by scent than women taking the pill. The greatest attraction to men are when women are ovulating. This result is supported also by studies on primates where lemurs were injected with Prevara, a contraceptive for women, and it dramatically showed those injected with it, were less preferred by male lemurs.
It seems that the use of contraceptives masks or changes normal information the odor signals convey. These are chemical signals that men smell when the woman is fertile and ready, although modern man may have no clue about it. They may think they are attracted for another reason when it is really the woman's scent. For that matter, the modern woman may not even realize it either. Women taking the pill, the study showed, are no longer interested in a masculine type man, but a lesser man. Women also experience changes in mood and libido and some women who were on the pill when a mate is selected, often think otherwise of the man for being less masculine, once they are off the pill! They become less interested and are dissatisfied and infidelity occurs.
The study showed that when women are ovulating, they are greatly attracted to men with facial symmetry, muscles, manly voice and dominant behaviors. They try to attract by wearing revealing clothing, tight fitting clothes etc.