Upsetting news for men. It appears the stereotype, popularized in bad sitcoms and beer commercials, of men as simple creatures who are easily reduced to grunting cavemen by the mere sight of a gorgeous woman is kind of true.
Hey girl. You scrambled my brain.
According to a new study, the most basic interactions with women can temporarily mess with men’s mental abilities. In fact, even casually mentioning a female name is enough to impede a man’s cognitive performance. Other activities, according to the study, that mess with men’s brains: brief instant-messaging exchanges, five- to seven-minute conversations with an attractive stranger, and being observed by a woman.
Less subtle things that pop culture and men’s magazines have led me to believe affect men’s brains include:
BoobsJust one boobThings that look like boobsBlack lace lingerieJessica AlbaJessica BielWomen in bikinisWomen eating ice creamWomen whose boobs are decorated like ice cream sundaes
Guys, you’re so easy! OK, OK, I don’t really think men are bumbling idiots (except for the few I know who are, in fact, bumbling idiots). I don’t doubt this scientific research, but most men I know, while very enthusiastic about ladies and their assets, manage to go about their days without walking into walls or otherwise noticeably embarrassing themselves when in the presence of women. It is nice to know they appreciate us so much though!
Have you ever turned a man into a drooling cavemen who can’t function? Is your guy easily distracted by you? What things about women do you think affect men’s brains the most?
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