Tagged with Female choice

Menstrual music

Menstrual music

Ladies, which musical composer would you like to sleep with? Well, according to some science that just happened, your preference might be influenced by where you are in your monthly cycle. Benjamin Charlton at the University of Sussex wanted to know if Darwin was right, that music, having no survival benefit, was a target of … Continue reading

My, what a big claw you have

My, what a big claw you have

Male fiddler crabs wave their giant claws to get the attention of females. Females prefer males that wave a lot, in line with a common theme in female choice: making the male work for it. Waving that big thing around is more than just an advertisement. The thing is heavy to lift, so the male … Continue reading

Vitamin E: the lizard’s sexy antioxidant

Vitamin E: the lizard’s sexy antioxidant

Vitamin E supplements make male European green lizards smell more sexy. New research published online in the journal PLoS One, led by Gábor Herczeg, shows that vitamin E in the lizards’ diet can get into the secretions left by male lizards. When males eat more vitamin E, females will spend more time near their secretions, … Continue reading