‘During pre-ovulation, we feel more body confident, so we dress in tighter, bolder clothes,’ explains Miranda Gray, author of .
‘In the menstrual phase, we usually wear darker, looser clothes.’ So wardrobe planning just got a whole lot simpler, then.
That major party/ big wedding/ hot date you’ve been counting down to?
It’s worth knowing that we’re at our most alluring during ovulation, about two weeks before your period, according to a study in the Oxford Journal of Human Reproduction.
During the first stage of the hormone cycle, fantasies focus on physical sex, but once women ovulate they’re more turned on by emotions.
Cue: unexpected lusting after strangers on the bus, and inappropriate thoughts about Harry Styles (perhaps).
Your face and breasts become more symmetrical, there’s a natural rouge to your lips and cheeks and men are attracted to subtle changes in your voice and scent. Now you can avoid unexpected emotional outbursts, chart your fertility, or make the most of a hormonal surge in horniness, by using a free hormone-tracking app.
But on the plus side, they’re also the key to better orgasms, improved productivity and inner calmness.
MY MOONTIME This app allows you to pinpoint the optimum time in your cycle for productivity (and that meeting with your boss), lust (hello, date night! KINDARA The app that gives you greater control of your fertility by charting basal temperature ‘shift’ to help you better achieve or avoid pregnancy.
Interestingly, women who are not on the Pill have more sexual fantasies than those who do take the Pill, because oral contraceptives suppress the natural hormones that increase libido, according to the Kinsey Institute.
So we figured it was time we got to know our body’s most powerful chemicals a little better, and then use them to our advantage…
Why is it, some days you want to wear bright neons and statement jewellery, and others you’re in more of a monochrome mood?
Unsurprisingly, when female hormones, go crazy, alcohol can play role, and there’s a reason why you feel horny on a hangover.