“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 raging hormones - unable to regulate her own behavior and a bit 'crazy' at certain times of the month - have long been used as an excuse to denigrate women in general and are scientifically well off the mark.

However, hormone balances 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 unreasonable ideas, 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 while being under the influence of hormones?” The responses are both painfully relatable and rather funny.

Image credits: tinytwink

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Janine B.
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1 year ago

Good for Fred. :)

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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
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1 year ago

Lol classic!!!

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1 year 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
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1 year ago

Don't think this is purely hormonal though

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1 year ago

Accurate

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Some examples of hormones acting up 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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Janine B.
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1 year ago

Evil machine. Shame on you.

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Janine B.
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1 year ago

Cheesus!

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Janine B.
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1 year ago

Seems legit.

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BC
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1 year ago

This is justified.

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Aria FAFAT
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1 year ago

this is my reaction to literally every other human on the planet...

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Aria FAFAT
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1 year ago

absolute mood

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Red
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1 year ago

wow.

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MeggersTheFox
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1 year 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
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1 year ago

'nobby' is my new favorite word now

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Luis Milian
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1 year ago

at least now there will always be forks available

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Jonathon Smith
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1 year ago

You win the irrational Olympics. This is adorable.

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Laura Zappenduster
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1 year ago

I will never call it fridge again.

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Luis Milian
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1 year ago

did you go home with the kit-kat?

AnnaMaja Lindblom
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1 year ago

Asking the truly important questions!

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Kiss Army
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1 year ago

I had a breakdown because someone ate my Twix bar. I must have been worse than I thought because when I came in the next day, I had about a dozen Twix bars on my desk.

AP Harrington
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1 year ago

THE ONLY CANDY WITH THE COOKIE CRUNCH!!!!!

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SirPatTheCat
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1 year ago

Understandable. Kit-Kats are friggin delicious

Ale_Vidal23
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1 year ago

that was the point where you would have to ask a professional employee to help you by competently kick the machine until it falls down.

devi L.
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1 year ago

Lol I want to hear the rest of this story

Susan Gardner
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1 year ago

I love you

Neon_Sketch_Art
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1 year ago

One does not simply not cry over Kit-Kats...

PAN-cake ;)
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1 year ago

One cries if it gets stuck in the vending machine

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Amy Force
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1 year ago

this is JUSTIFIED.

PAN-cake ;)
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1 year ago

mE

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Aaron W
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1 year ago

I'm guessing he never complained again.

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MRaina
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1 year ago

you guys look like fun :)

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Laura Zappenduster
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1 year ago

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

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Nini Meow
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1 year ago

This thoughts eat me up too...

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Random Panda
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1 year ago

Now I need to know what the MIL said.

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Megan Curl
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1 year ago

That was expensive!

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MRaina
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1 year ago

this is so close to home :) I have already divided our stuff in my mind, i have a fool proof plan ready to be executed on the drop of hat

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Aaron W
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1 year ago

The opposite of road rage.

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CultOfBambi
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1 year ago

Hahahaha! Very true.

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Nini Meow
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1 year ago

Legit

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Panda Kicki
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1 year ago

I was an first trimester, looked at falling leaves at autumn. One leaft was blown away and ended up all alone on a roof. I cried my eyes out for the poor little one. 😂

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Jack Dorian myers
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1 year ago

Seriously wth

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