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The woman, what a strange animal that populates the planet. For her, man is ready for anything, but he can never fully understand her.
We often hear that women come from Venus and men from Mars. At least that’s what men say in the vast majority of cases when they don’t understand women. Unpredictable, capricious, emotional are some of the adjectives used to describe her.
She can be totally understanding one day, and fully uncomprehensible at other times. He is then unable to understand it and finds himself lost in a world he thought he knew.
So, to protect the mental and physical health of men, here are 10 facts you don’t know about women:
1/10 – Female gender symbol
The biological sign of the female sex is a circle surmounted by a small cross. This symbol is also that of the planet Venus, the divinity of love in Roman mythology.
More specifically, it would actually be a representation of the famous hand mirror of the goddess. In mythological tales, Zeus would have offered her this mirror as a wedding gift in which were enclosed the graces, the attractions, the engaging smile, the soft conversation, the most persuasive sigh, the expressive silence and the eloquence of the eyes.
Before being used by scientists in the 18th century to indicate the sex of animals or plants, astrologers appropriated it in the Middle Ages. They are also found in textbooks and esoteric stories.
Today, we have a new symbol made up of the two genders symbols superimposed. A circle with an arrow and a cross. It represents intersex or transgender people.
2/10 – Men are more attracted to women during ovulation
Women pay more attention to their physical appearance during the menstrual cycle when they are most fertile, according to a study presented in the British journal New Scientist.
According to the British weekly, although of a different nature from the physical signals emitted by female primates, this is the first indication that women are trying to be attractive when they are most fertile. The women who were the subject of the study all had a companion. Researchers hypothesize that women in fertile times are attracted to men other than their partners. The study was published in its entirety in an American specialty publication called “Hormones and Behavior”.
The study also highlighted certain peculiarities specific to women during ovulation. The face changes, it becomes more symmetrical, and therefore prettier according to the criteria of beauty established by society than during the rest of the menstrual cycle. Another point related to ovulation is the attention paid to her physical appearance. Women take more care of themselves during this time. They are better dressed, better styled, wear better makeup… And, therefore, more attractive to men.
On the other hand, a woman who attracts men by her looks would probably not be in ovulation, because, still according to the study, women would adopt a more neutral pace at this time of the cycle.
3/10 – Women are better at multitasking than men
No one can deny it, women are generally more comfortable than men when it comes to performing certain tasks simultaneously. According to a recent Swiss study, this difference between men and women could be due to hormones.
To reach this conclusion, the researchers asked 83 men and women aged 18 to 80 years old to walk on a treadmill while performing a cognitive task. The researchers then found a far less ability to swing the right arm from all participants. So far so good, as this effect is commonly seen in humans who perform a dual-task. Interestingly, we observe this less in women who have not reached the menopause stage, compared to men and postmenopausal women. This observation led researchers to believe that female sex hormones, acting on the brain, could underlie this ability to multitask in women!
In the past, we have noticed that women are already performing better than men in multitasking. This phenomenon has often been attributed to the fact that women have developed these skills through their greater involvement in childcare and education.
4/10 – Women have longer-lasting orgasms than men
On average, the female orgasm lasts 11 seconds. It’s about three seconds longer than men (8 seconds). However, this is only an average that varies enormously from one individual to another.
On the other hand, women, when we speak of orgasm, beat men on another aspect, the number. According to a Lovehoney study, three in four women have experienced multiple orgasms. In men, it’s about two-thirds.
In contrast, men are better than women in the frequency of orgasms. Less than a quarter of women admit having reached 7th heaven during penetration, compared to two-thirds of men.
Worse, only 20% of women plan to take advantage of the first time with a new partner. Among men, 65% think they will come when they have sex with a new blonde for the first time.
What to conclude from this investigation? First, many women have slightly longer orgasms than men. Then they are likely to have more than men in the same report. Third, they find it harder to enjoy than their male partners. Finally, even if having orgasms is important for both sexes, it is not essential to reach it every time.
5/10 – The most beautiful and intelligent women are destined to be alone
Being a pretty girl is a social asset, but complicates the search for a soul mate. As bizarre as it may seem, being beautiful does not facilitate the search for a soul mate. To understand this apparent paradox, we must remember that, even if each of us can swear that it is not the physical that counts, the fact is that when we take couples at random, they are generally well-matched on the physical plane. The beautiful with the beautiful, the medium with the medium, the less pretty with the less pretty. Generally, because there are exceptions.
In other words, one rarely dares to try to seduce a more beautiful person than oneself. The corollary is that the more beautiful the woman, the less she finds her countermarch, which reduces the range of possible choices. The market for physically perfect people is smaller than you might think. Fortunately, there are many other criteria involved in the formation of couples and physical attraction is not the alpha and omega of love compatibility.