Shopping Sprees linked to Periods

There’s a study here that shows women are more likely to go on a shopping spree about 10 days before their period starts.  It deals with the hormonal changes and the negative emotions.

Along with this, women tend to dress up during their fertile days.

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I am an assistant professor (LTR) at Dalhousie University. My ideas are not associated with my employer; they are expressions of my own thoughts and ideas. Some of them are just musings while others could be serious discussions that could turn into a bigger project. Besides philosophy, I enjoy martial arts (Kuk Sool Won), playing my violin, enjoying coffee around town, and experimenting with new food.
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4 Responses to Shopping Sprees linked to Periods

  1. Nancy says:

    fascinating. i’ve never paid attention to that, but it would make sense.

    interesting tangent-i was recently on a three week trip where i was significantly the youngest woman on a trip with a lot of older men, and some middle-aged women. we were spending about 16 hrs a day together, including riding on buses and eating meals together, and much to my amusement, during the three days in which i would have been most fertile, i couldn’t turn around without one of the guys being friendly to me. conversely, the women avoided me like the plague. as the moment passed, things returned to normal.
    i had never really noticed that happening before, but i suppose being in such close quarters with each other made the effect much more pronounced than it would be in a normal situation.
    pheromones really are amazing things.

    • shaunmiller says:

      I’ve also heard that the more fertile a woman is, the more likely the man will pay attention to her and try to seduce her. Interesting stuff.

      • Nancy says:

        i’d heard it too, but never thought much about it. but it was fascinating to see it in action.
        i love studies that show that we’re motivated by “lower” impulses- we think we have so much control over what we do, and understand our own behavior, and it’s just so not true.

  2. Mike says:

    Hey, maybe you can help me answer this question or give some other ideas. What early philosophical question had a big impact on you?

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