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Hey Big Tipper, I’m Ovulating!

In a study that probably gave male members of the research team a great deal of job satisfaction, researchers at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque have found that lap dancers (women who work in strip clubs and get paid to “dance” while seated on men’s laps) earn more money around the time they’re ovulating. The 11 women with normal menstrual cycles averaged about $70 per hour during the most fertile phase of their cycle, $50 during the luteal phase (the part of the cycle between ovulation and menstruation), and only $35 while menstruating. The results indicate that women are somehow able to signal their fertility to men, although the how and why is still not well understood.

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