“Sandra is really moody today, she must be on her rags.” These kind of comments are still really common, and not very helpful. The stereotypes about a woman being guided solely by her hormones - unable to regulate her own behavior and a bit 'crazy' at certain times of the month - have long been used an excuse to denigrate women in general, and are scientifically well off the mark.

However, hormones do play a role in our behavior. According to a Guardian interview with evolutionary scientist Martie Haselton, “Our hormones don’t make us crazy, they don’t make us irrational. They nudge us.” That nudge can lead to some pretty funny situations, as many women themselves are quite happy to admit!

Twitter user "Twinks" decided to share her story recently and asked others to do the same. “What completely irrational things you have done whilst being under the influence of hormones?” The responses are both painfully relatable and rather funny.

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Janine B. 3 months ago

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Hormonal by Martie Haselton is an in-depth book about women’s hormones and their effects. Continuing with her interview in the Guardian, she says that everybody is hormonal, and it all comes down to one primary urge. "It makes perfect sense that our biology is designed this way," she says.

"Hormones are signals generated by our brains and glands associated with reproduction in our bodies. The bottom line of evolution is reproduction. We may choose not to reproduce now, and we may have control over that now, but there were millennia where that was the dictating force behind the design of our brains and bodies."

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Andile 3 months ago

Lol classic!!!

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MagicalUnicorn 3 months ago

lady, you are a star!

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When asked about the previous ignorance about the impact of hormones on women, Martie said the controlled scientific standards were partly to blame.

"One reason is that scientists were content for many decades with studying the male as the default sex, and that was in part because women had cycles that made them messy," she explained. "If you are doing a scientific experiment, you don’t want noise, you don’t want variation, you want everything to be strictly controlled.

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Meike Henneman 3 months ago

Don't think this is purely hormonal though

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Martata 3 months ago

Accurate

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Some examples of hormones in action include the odours of attraction when a woman is ovulating. “Samples of tampons collected near ovulation were rated as more attractive then samples collected during any other point in the cycle,” Haselton writes, noting that many animals emit attractive odours to beckon mates when fertile.

Haselton also debunks the myth about menstrual cycles 'synching' when women live together. "The reason that it’s so easy to think that menstrual synchrony exists in humans is because “normal” cycles among a group of women can easily overlap – and appear to converge,” she explains.

Check out Haselton's book for more fascinating information about this important, but misunderstood topic, and enjoy the rest of the stories!

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Bored Fox 3 months ago

Once I and the bus driver spent couple of minutes wondering why my bus travel card did not work. Then I realized that it was a bonus card for one shop. It was exactly same color as the bus travel card so the bus driver also failed to see what was problem with the card. :D

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Luis Milian 3 months ago

must be some good cheese

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Laura Zappenduster 3 months ago

I would have eaten the whole cake on my own :P

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BC 3 months ago

This is justified.

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Luis Milian 3 months ago

with my cats you need to have tough skin...they can give one mean looks

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Aria FAFAT 3 months ago

absolute mood

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Kimberly Irving 3 months ago

You're my hero.

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MeggersTheFox 3 months ago

Being vegetarian is difficult normally, never mind with raging hormones. Girl, if you want chicken, you deserve it!

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Aria FAFAT 3 months ago

'nobby' is my new favorite word now

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Ula 3 months ago

No forks given

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Jonathon Smith 3 months ago

You win the irrational Olympics. This is adorable.

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Laura Zappenduster 3 months ago

I will never call it fridge again.

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Luis Milian 3 months ago

did you go home with the kit-kat?

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Beau Haven 3 months ago

Absolutely bang-on correct response, hormones or no.

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Racheal Githinji 3 months ago

I think she hit the plate, not him

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Laura Zappenduster 3 months ago

All of them? That´s hilarious and eeeevil as hell ^^

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Nini Meow 3 months ago

This thoughts eat me up too...

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TheKnightOwl 3 months ago

MIL's can be difficult, but I'm not sure assault is the answer. Being hormonal doesn't excuse behaviour like that.

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Hannyyy 3 months ago (edited)

I was so annoyed at my ex gf once that I grabbed my best friend, paid for us both to get on the next plane to Amsterdam and stayed there for 2 days. She still doesnt know to this day. Oops.

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Ale_Vidal23 3 months ago

my gf hit me the last morning after she had a bad dream about me cheating. what a nice wake up

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Aaron W 3 months ago

The opposite of road rage.

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CultOfBambi 3 months ago

Hahahaha! Very true.

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Jack Dorian myers 3 months ago

That poor dude

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Susan Gardner 3 months ago

I would cry for the dog, but really NO DOGS deserve to be called ugly :(

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Jack Dorian myers 3 months ago

Seriously wth

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Blue Cicada 3 months ago

I only washed the dirty clothes that were in the hamper. It took several weeks, but my new husband finally learned that I was not going to pick up his dirty clothes from the bathroom, the bedroom, and the living room floor. I was also not going to go searching all over the house, underneath bed, chair, and couch, looking for his discarded socks.

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Laura Zappenduster 3 months ago

Walter would be proud.

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Aaron W 3 months ago

Wish I could see the store employee when they opened the box.

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Laura Zappenduster 3 months ago

I fell you.

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Shadow Hexus 3 months ago

I did the same but threw them over next doors fence. My partner at the time had to go ask realy nicely to the neighbour to ask for them back. XD

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Madzdad the bard 3 months ago

I just wanted their little vacuum cleaner friend that cleaned up everything.

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SacredPistachio 3 months ago

I feel like i'd do that anyway... i love my dog and would want to comfort them.

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Lilyan 3 months ago

That is so sweet of your husband, though.

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Aaron W 3 months ago

Show the next hoover what happened to the last one. It will behave better.

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Flame Phoenix 3 months ago

Th at is completely realatible

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Lily Langtry 3 months ago

Totally understandable reaction, Sminky Pinky.

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SirPatTheCat 3 months ago

Aww what a nice boyfriend

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Jonathon Smith 3 months ago

Sounds eminently rational

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A B C 3 months ago

When you're pregnant wife wants watermelon, time of day and your attire are irrelevant details. You go get her watermelon.

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CultOfBambi 3 months ago

100% valid!!

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Bredan TheGreat 3 months ago

lol

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Bredan TheGreat 3 months ago

Oh my god this is awesome

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Lisa Oberling 3 months ago

Okay, mines not funny but it made me realize how powerful hormones can be. After I had my first child I couldn't get ahold of my parents. I was sure that something horrible had happened to them. I called the police and made my husband drive to their house. I was so scared. They were fine just having phone issues. I've never panicked like that before or after that. Also I had a halucinattion of a Whataburger cup floating in my room.

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Random Panda 3 months ago

Scumbag husband?

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Bredan TheGreat 3 months ago

Did he step on one?

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Night Owl 3 months ago

but the baby likes müller rice

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Catlady6000 3 months ago

I am so so sorry. I hope you're o.k.

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Abhinav Singh Panwar 3 months ago

See, that’s the problem. People assume that the other half is the husband and everybody starts to label him abusive and controlling while literally every other story sounds similar or even worse but people are okay and are even applauding their actions. Double standards?

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Monika Soffronow 3 months ago

What?

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Aaron W 3 months ago

Math was the winner here. If you cook three casseroles and smash two on the floor, how much do you have?

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Blue Cicada 3 months ago

You are blessed that he understood it was the chemicals affecting you, not your true personality.

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Tessa 3 months ago

Yeah, that sounds like my normal Tuesday :D

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Jordan W. 3 months ago (edited)

A little too much? I don't know. maybe ? I don't know

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Helen Pauley 3 months ago

Are you OK? Can you take some sick or holiday time?

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...always right behind yooou....

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Beau Haven 3 months ago

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Aaron W 3 months ago

Meringue turned to dust? Crikey, how burnt was it?

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Helen Pauley 3 months ago

Any chance of getting your job back?

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Lilli 3 months ago

oh my gosh! what did you do??

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Nicky OldfieldDesciple 3 months ago

I don't blame her. I hate that song☺

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I got the giggles at the end of that movie - it was so ridiculous.

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Catlady6000 3 months ago

I remember doing things like this with my ex when I was on birth control pills. I couldn't stop myself, it was as if I was standing to the side of myself, just in disbelief at my behavior. I would actually set him up, knowing I was unreasonable, yet unable to stop. It was horrible for both of us. Obviously for him, but the loss of control over my own actions is something I still feel something like PTSD from

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Eunice Probert 3 months ago

There's a short story about that. The woman then cooked and served the lamb to the police who came to investigate!

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Crazy much?

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Random Panda 3 months ago (edited)

This seems completely unhinged. She doesn't even remember what he said.

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Wth

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Aaron W 3 months ago

Once is a bad day, twice is hormones, three times and you're a psycho. Congratulations.

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Aaron W 3 months ago

That's how you get people's attention. So much more effective than clearing your throat before you speak.

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