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 Scientists: "The pill causes women to be less attracted to masculine men."


[b]Taking the pill for past 40 years 'has put women off masculine men'[/b]
The Daily Mail, UK
08th October 2009

It ushered in the 1960s sexual revolution and gave women control over their own fertility.

But the Pill may also have changed women's taste in men, according to a study.

Scientists say the hormones in the oral contraceptive suppress a woman's interest in masculine men and make boyish men more attractive. Although the change occurs for just a few days each month, it may have been highly influential since use of the Pill began more than 40 years ago.

If the theory is right, it could partly explain the shifting in tastes from macho 1950s and 1960s stars such as Kirk Douglas and Sean Connery to the more wimpy, androgynous stars of today, such as Johnny Depp and Russell Brand.

Dr Alexandra Alvergne, of the University of Sheffield, says the Pill could also be altering the way women pick their mates and could have long-term implications for society.

'There are many obvious benefits of the Pill for women, but there is also the possibility that the Pill has psychological side-effects that we are only just discovering,' she said. 'We need further studies to find out what these are.'

The links between the Pill and sexual preferences are highlighted in a paper in the journal Trends in Ecology and Evolution.

Scientists have long known that a woman's taste in men changes over her menstrual cycle.

During the few days each month when women are fertile - around the time of ovulation - they tend to prefer masculine features and men who are more assertive.

On these fertile days, women are also more attracted to men who are 'genetically dissimilar', Dr Alvergne said. Picking a partner whose genetic make-up is unlike their own increases the chances of having a healthy child.

On days when women are not fertile, their tastes swing towards more feminine, boyish faces and more caring personalities, researchers have shown.

However, if women are taking the Pill they no longer have fertile days.

That means they no longer experience the hormonal changes that make them more attracted to masculine men and those with dissimilar genetic make-up.

Although the effect is subtle, Dr Alvergne said it could alter women's view of male attractiveness. 'It is a possibility - but there is no evidence of this yet,' she said. 'We need a lot more research in this area.' In her paper, Dr Alvergne reviewed seven studies showing how the Pill can change women's behaviour.

She also found evidence from three studies that the Pill can affect the way women are looked at by men.

Past studies have shown that men find women more attractive around the time of ovulation, possibly because women have evolved instinctive ways, by their natural scent or their behaviour, of alerting men that they are fertile. One study showed that lap dancers get bigger tips at the time of the month when they are most fertile.

Dr Alvergne said the use of the Pill could influence a woman's ability to attract a mate by reducing her attractiveness to men.

Her co-author at Sheffield, Dr Virpi Lumma, said: 'The ultimate outstanding evolutionary question concerns whether the use of oral contraceptives when making mating decisions can have long-term consequences on the ability of couples to reproduce.' An increasing number of studies suggest that the Pill is likely to have an impact on human mating decisions and subsequent reproduction.

'If this is the case, Pill use will have implications for both current and future generations, and we hope that our review will stimulate further research on this question,' said Dr Lumma.

The changing fashions for film stars appear to show a shift from masculine men in the 1950s - before the advent of the Pill - to more baby-faced stars today.

Many of the biggest box office draws are boyish in appearance, rather than classically rugged. The top Hollywood earners of last year include Will Smith, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio and Hugh Jackman. Other boyish film stars include Jude Law.

The rise of such stars could also be explained by cynical attempts to market films and merchandise at an ever younger age group.

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 2009/10/8 12:07Profile

 Re: "The pill causes women to throw away any conviction of sin.

"For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies."
Revelation 18:2-4

One of the four unrepentant sins of Babylon was immorality, or fornication. American Hollywood is the center of the pornographic trade, in print and in video; the Movie and TV industries.

Today the trickle has grown to a Tsunami, of Biblical proportions indeed. Our grade school girls are taught to experience sex; "boyfriends are normal"..[ a buzzword for sexual partnering..] and sex is embedded into almost every form of advertising imaginable. A sodomite lifestyle has been legislated as normal and acceptable, and the idea that it is wrong and sinful is laughable throughout every city and village in America today.

Now, with time on their hands, and probably the marketing buck also, they devise studies on the fornicating habits of a "girl on the prowl", and now, with all things sensual, "What pleasures me the most"......since there is no longer the need to worry about those awful pregnancies, and stretch marks, and nasty diapers!....Lets get someone to satisfy us, that's just sweet to hang out with!

The "pill" is a billion dollar plus business, as fornication is now the expected model and modus operandi for any healthy and intelligent woman. Lesbianism also has mushroomed as the logical alternative to any liberal lady with curiosity as her creed.

We are spiritually "Sodom and Gomorrah", and yes, the pill has been a pillar in the ravage of Christian America.

 2009/10/8 13:00

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What is really heartbreaking is how many young Christian couples use the pill and do not even know or fully understand the consequences to a woman's health and the very real possibility for spontaneous abortion to occur while on the pill. Doctors do not tell you all the side effects that can and do happen. The pill may be a convenience for many who do not feel ready for children, but it comes at a very serious price for many.

God Bless

 2009/10/8 17:04Profile

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 Re: Scientists: "The pill causes women to be less attracted to masculine men.&qu

This article makes it sound like you are dealing with an animal that you are trying to get bred; one that may not stand for the bull and how can you get her to stand so he can breed her...disgusting. (I grew up on a dairy farm and the breeding of our cows was a very important part of maintaining our herd.)

I am not saying the writer is wrong, it is just, well, disgusting. And BrotherTom and MaryJane are right, too.


Sandra Miller

 2009/10/8 22:28Profile

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Hi Sister Ginnyrose...

This article makes it sound like you are dealing with an animal that you are trying to get bred; one that may not stand for the bull and how can you get her to stand so he can breed her...disgusting. (I grew up on a dairy farm and the breeding of our cows was a very important part of maintaining our herd.)

I am not saying the writer is wrong, it is just, well, disgusting. And BrotherTom and MaryJane are right, too.

I agree. It is interesting that you said this, because my wife and I recently had a discussion about the same sort of thing. Evolutionists and humanists truly believe that we ARE animals. They think that we are merely a more evolved form of primate. Is it any wonder that this world makes excuses for this sort of behavior?

I spoke with a professor a couple of years ago who literally defended sexual promiscuity. In his defense, he stated that many male animals are "sexually loyal" to multiple partners, and many are promiscuous "loners" with no desire to "settle down." My response to him, of course, was that he was basing all of this on a belief that there is no God, or that evolutionary theories about the ascent of man is true. Further, I told him that there are massive differences between human beings and every other animal. Most importantly, human beings feel strong emotional attachments (even in brain scans) that have never been identified in any other animals.

I suppose that this world will continue to wax worse and worse as men believe a lie that they are literally just a more evolved beast. As a result, they believe that the Earth is their "god" -- and the short time that they spend in this life is all there is. Therefore, these humanists who "imagine there is no heaven" are fearful only of dying without fulfillment...or in not leaving a legacy. Some of them turn to causes that make them feel satisfied with that legacy. For instance, they strive to "save the Earth" (oddly enough, something that other animals don't think about) through environmental and animal rights activism -- even though God's first command to mankind was to have dominion over the Earth...and to "be fruitful and multiply" (which is a direct contradiction to abortion, homosexuality and environmental worship). Won't they be surprised when God Himself destroys the "environment" as He pours out His wrath upon this Earth?

Anyway, I think that the increase in deviant behavior (particularly in youth) can be directly attributed to the "new morality" as taught from schools who try to convince youth that they are merely animals who are just a little more evolved than the stupid beasts on this planet.


 2009/10/8 23:47Profile

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