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The Female Menstrual Cycle Explained [Pic]

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The Female Menstrual Cycle Explained [Pic]. Hey not by me, by this illustration--don`t get so upset. Jeez.
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Vimto
Male, 40-49, Europe
 2434 Posts
Friday, November 9, 2012 12:55:36 AM
As I suspected, the tampon ads are lying to us.

SavageChef
Female, 50-59, Western US
 1995 Posts
Thursday, November 8, 2012 9:32:07 PM
Just bring me chocolate and champagne, and I was all right, back in the day. No husbands were harmed, and life carried on. Okay, so I have some unfortunate pairs of shoes still living in my closet to this day, but, like, I'm going to sell them on ebay or craigslist, `k?

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11060 Posts
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 7:44:05 PM
Since I have an engineering background, I know better than to believe a "study" without knowing whether it was properly conducted in a scientific way.


Which of the dozens of studies are you referring to, and why only that one?

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11060 Posts
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 7:40:27 PM
I have noticed there are times that last several days where I will be more touchy and more prone to read too much into something someone said. Since I've recognized this happening, I can tell myself "Stop being so paranoid, it`s just that time of the cycle" and I control it.


1) That`s far less extreme than what is often described as normal.

2) I notice the same thing in myself. Should I assume I have PMS somehow?

3) Have you kept accurate notes and noted a statistically significant correlation with your menstrual cycle?

4) If so, how can you be sure that correlation is causation in this case? There could be another cause, the most obvious one being that it happens because you expect it to happen.

lauriloo
Female, 40-49, Midwest US
 1805 Posts
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 11:43:27 AM
I'm on the pill so my hormones stay pretty regulated but I have noticed there are times that last several days where I will be more touchy and more prone to read too much into something someone said. Since I`ve recognized this happening, I can tell myself "Stop being so paranoid, it`s just that time of the cycle" and I control it.

Since I have an engineering background, I know better than to believe a "study" without knowing whether it was properly conducted in a scientific way. If you look in the comments, someone spelled out all the flaws in the study (low sample sizes, no control group, not randomized, etc.). I don`t know why it`s so hard to believe that fluctuations in hormones would cause changes in emotions. It`s like saying `roid rage doesn`t actually exist. Or saying testosterone levels in men don`t affect how aggressive they tend to be.

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