Bad news for men who have feminine-looking features, like a soft jawline, big eyes and thin eyebrows (this means you Justin Bieber and Leonardo DiCaprio). Turns out, women with male partners who have softer facial characteristics are more likely to fantasize about masculine-looking men during Week 2 of their cycle (which starts 8 days from the onset of your period) than women attached to burly-looking dudes, reveals a just-released study in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior. Why? High estrogen is pushing you to find a mate with a high testosterone level—which is a key indicator of health and virility—to fertilize your egg during ovulation, which occurs at the end of Week 2. And a strong jawline, small eyes and thick eyebrows are all indicators of a high amount of this hormone.
New study reveals who you fantasize about
Gabrielle Lichterman, founder of Hormonology® and 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 a movement that was launched in 2005 with her groundbreaking book, 28 Days: What Your Cycle Reveals about Your Love Life, Moods and Potential, and her creation of Hormonology®. She offers a variety of tools--including her popular Hormone Horoscope® Apps, free eBooks, infographic "cheat sheets", videos and tips--to share vital information about hormones.