Fertility And The Affections Of Men

Catherine Strawn | October 4, 2008 - 12:00 pm

Deborah Anderson and her colleagues, who looked at Coca-Cola as a spermicide, weren’t the only ones awarded an Ig Nobel Prize by the Annals of Improbably Research magazine. Geoffrey Miller, an associate professor of psychology at the University of New Mexico received an Ig Nobel for his work studying female fertility. He and his colleagues studied the earnings of 18 exotic dancers and learned that the women’s earnings increased by at least $100 per five-hour shift when the women were their most fertile. “I have heard, anecdotally, that some lap dancers have scheduled shifts based on this research,” Miller said. We’re thinking that if strippers, er…exotic dancers saw this much of a difference in male “affection” based on their fertility, we should really only go on dates when we’re in our “fertile window.” Only that would also mean that if things went well on said dates, we’d also have the greatest chance of getting pregnant during that time. I guess a girl can’t have everything. [LiveScience]