Wednesday, March 30, 2011

"No it's not you, it's my ovaries."

One of my degrees is in psychology. One of my hobbies is reading. Sometimes I put these two things together and read articles from Psychology Today. A few months back I came across this gem of an article about "The Double Life of Women" by Annie Murphy Paul. One of the many interesting facts I learned from this is that apparently the type of guy a woman is physically attracted to changes with her ovulation cycle.
"In the two days or so of the ovulatory phase—the time when women are most likely to become pregnant—they gravitate toward men with more "masculine" traits. That means a man who sports a leaner, V-shaped body, and a face with a squarer chin, straighter, heavier eyebrows, and thinner lips; one who speaks in a lower-pitched voice, and displays more aggressive, dominant behavior. When a woman is in the follicular or luteal phases—during which the uterus sheds its lining and then builds it up again, and in which she generally cannot become pregnant—she prefers men with softer features, less-defined bodies, higher voices, and a gentler manner."
Translation: Women want to be dominated when they're fertile and dominate when they are not.

Interesting, huh? Even more interesting for me is that, being a female w/a cycle, I can do a little unofficial experimentation using myself as the participant. Here's what I found.

The last 6 weeks or so I started watching the show "Criminal Minds" after one of my co-workers recommended it to me. I was told the psychological puzzles would tickle my brain in ways that only Freud can. My co-worker was right. However, my something else also felt a bit tickled after being introduced to 2 particular characters on the show:

Derek Morgan (played by Shemar Moore):

Booty calling

Dr. Spencer Reid (played by Matthew Gray Gubler):

Wishing he knew what booty was like
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the series the pictures above give a pretty accurate impression of the characters. Agent Morgan is a super fit, badass alpha male. Agent/Dr. Reid is the super skinny young prodigy who is all brain, no physical strength, and unbelievably awkward (especially around women close to his age). In fact, in a season 6 episode they actually mention that he couldn't pass any of the physical tests at the academy but since he's so smart they made an exception. As I've been following the series I've noticed that as my mood (aka ovulation cycle) changes so does my favorite character.

Some days I can't help but fantasize that I'm the one he's handcuffing for being so naughty.

"M'am, I'm gonna need you to drop your panties"

Other days my mind won't stop ruminating on the thought of handcuffing Dr. Reid to my bed after having him read me a bedtime story from the Kama Sutra. Oh, the things I'd do to him!

Ooh, baby! I love it when you talk nerdy to me!

My co-worker said this show was right up my alley but she never mentioned that a couple of its characters would get up my something else.

Decisions, decisions. Am I in a sadistic or masochistic mood tonight?
This probably won't be the last time I blog about Criminal Minds but it definitely will be the last time I blog about my cycle of fertility.

I am insanely weird. . .

Monday, March 21, 2011

How to advertise to men!

Well, straight men anyway:!wtf/5771647

Very, very clever! I think it's perfect for advertising anything you believe men should buy.

Seriously! Where do people come up with ideas like these? I love it, hilarious! :)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Road to hell? I'll just take the elevator....

Because of the video above I only take elevators like these:

Once you get into heaven you can never go to hell.
Unless you take the stairs.