If you’re near the end of Week 2 of your cycle—when ovulation occurs—you won’t need pricey perfume to get a man to notice you. According to a recent study out of Florida State University, when guys get a whiff of your natural scent, they get an automatic boost in testosterone, which revs their desire! This makes perfect evolutionary sense, the researchers say: During ovulation, your body sends out signals to males through chemicals in your sweat telling them that you’re fertile.
Ditch the perfume in Week 2
Gabrielle Lichterman, a longtime women’s health journalist, is leading the growing movement among women to live in sync with their menstrual cycles and know more about all the ways their hormones impact their moods, health and behavior. This is movement that began with her groundbreaking book, 28 Days: What Your Cycle Reveals about Your Love Life, Moods and Potential, and her creation of Hormonology.