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    Oct 11th 2007
    From The Economist print edition

    Lap dancers earn more

    when they are most fertile

    “BECAUSE academics may be unfamiliar with the gentlemen's club sub-culture,

    some background may be helpful to understand why this is an ideal setting for understanding real-world

    attractiveness effects of human female oestrus.”

    No doubt readers of The Economist are equally unfamiliar

    with this sub-culture, but for Geoffrey Miller of the University of New Mexico, who penned the words above in a

    paper just published in Evolution and Human Behaviour, such clubs are a field site as revealing of human biology as

    the Serengeti is of the biology of lions and antelopes. Dr Miller is an evolutionary psychologist—and the author of

    the theory that the large brains of humans evolved to attract the opposite sex in much the same way that a

    peacock's tail does. His latest foray, into the flesh-pots of Albuquerque, is intended to investigate an orthodoxy

    of human mating theory. This is that in people, oestrus—the outward signs of ovulation—has been lost, so that men

    cannot tell when women are fertile.

    This theory is based on the idea that in evolutionary terms it benefits

    women to disguise when they are fertile so that their menfolk will stick around all the time. Otherwise, the theory

    goes, a man might go hunting for alternative mating opportunities at moments when he knew that his partner was

    infertile and thus that her infidelity could not result in children.

    However, this should result in an

    evolutionary arms race between the sexes, as men evolve ever-heightened sensitivity to signs of female fertility. Dr

    Miller thought lap-dancing clubs a good place to study this arms race, because male detection of female fertility

    cues would probably translate into an easily quantifiable signal, namely dollars earned. He therefore recruited some

    of the girls into his experiment, with a view to comparing the earnings of those on the Pill (whose fertility was

    thus suppressed) with those not on the Pill.

    The results support the idea that if evolution has favoured

    concealed ovulation in women, it has also favoured ovulation-detection in men. The average earnings per shift of

    women who were ovulating was $335. During menstruation (when they were infertile) that dropped to $185—about what

    women on the Pill made throughout the month. The lessons are clear. A woman is sexier when she is most fertile. And

    if she wishes to earn a good living as a dancer, she should stay off the Pill."
    There is a cure for electile dysfuntion!!!!

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    This seems to ignore the

    possibility that a woman ovulating enjoys her work around men MORE and therefore tries harder.

    Maybe men can

    only detect ovulation by the woman's behavior. For example there was a study about women ovulating wearing

    skimpier clothes and showing more skin which supports the possibility above.

    A lapdancer that is a cold bitch

    is not likely to EARN as much money as one what is hot to trot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitehall View Post
    For example

    there was a study about women ovulating wearing skimpier clothes and showing more skin which supports the

    possibility above.
    Yes, but in a strip club...
    Freedom begins when you tell Mrs. Grundy to go fly a kite.
    --Lazarus Long

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