Ovulatory shifts in human female ornamentation: Near ovulation, women dress to impress

@article{Haselton2007OvulatorySI,
  title={Ovulatory shifts in human female ornamentation: Near ovulation, women dress to impress},
  author={Martie G. Haselton and Mina Mortezaie and Elizabeth G. Pillsworth and April L. Bleske-Rechek and David A. Frederick},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  year={2007},
  volume={51},
  pages={40-45}
}
Humans differ from many other primates in the apparent absence of obvious advertisements of fertility within the ovulatory cycle. However, recent studies demonstrate increases in women's sexual motivation near ovulation, raising the question of whether human ovulation could be marked by observable changes in overt behavior. Using a sample of 30 partnered women photographed at high and low fertility cycle phases, we show that readily-observable behaviors - self-grooming and ornamentation through… Expand
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