Why is there an apparent relationship between the lunar and female cycle?

Discussion in 'Biology & Genetics' started by John J. Bannan, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. John J. Bannan Registered Senior Member

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    The lunar cycle is about the same time as the human female period cycle. Just a coincidence?
     
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  3. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    what? Do you have a link to this theory?
     
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  5. nietzschefan Thread Killer Valued Senior Member

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    I don't even know if it's been proven, I've always assumed it's releated.
     
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  7. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    Wouldn't that mean all the women in the same town would have their periods at the same time. NYC must be hell at that time!
     
  8. original sine Registered Senior Member

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    I thought that the Moon was responsible for the changing tides...
     
  9. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    Well, you do know that women retain water during their periods. Apprently some women retain enough for the moon to effect them. LOL
     
  10. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Women working/living together tend to unknowingly sychronize their periods...
     
  11. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    That's true. College proved that to me.
    It makes sense too. Don't groups of animals all go into heat at the same time?
     
  12. John J. Bannan Registered Senior Member

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  13. Wisdom_Seeker Speaker of my truth Valued Senior Member

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    I think it has something to do with the gravitational pool of the moon, and there is certainly a correspondence between tides and moon phases. For full moon, the highest tides and waves take place, and for a new moon, the lowest ones.

    Moon & Tides
     
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  16. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    I think its an old wives tale coincidence.
    I don't know how the moons pull on water would effect the comparably small amount of water women have in their bodies compared to men. And why would it effect menstrual blood?
     
  17. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    Perhaps the full moon is a good time for hunting and therefore the dark times were as good a time as any to mate all night.
     
  18. Hercules Rockefeller Beatings will continue until morale improves. Moderator

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    Yes.

    And we can all safely ignore that ridiculous nonsense about the Moon's gravitational effect on the water in our bodies.

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  19. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    Then, perhaps, it's a very, very old tale, because we have evidence of that tale since at least 25000bce.

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    Any way, here's another tale for you: where there's smoke, there's fire.
     
  20. Athena Athena Registered Senior Member

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    I don't see how the two are correlated.. as Orleander pointed out, every woman with the same lunar calendar would have synchronized reproductive cycles.
    The system is controlled by hormones alone. This is supposed to be the explanation for the synchronization between women's periods when they are close; all the progesterone and estrogen floating can be perceived by different women, though I'm unsure how, and this notifies the pituitary gland to release FSH and LH, the regulating hormones of the female cycle.
    I'm almost sure the female cycle has nothing to do with the moon's.
     
  21. John J. Bannan Registered Senior Member

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    Spidergoat! Very good. I had a similar thought. Although I thought a full moon would provide more light to allow more copulation - not hunting. Who hunts at night anyway? It's damn dark on the African plains at night. A little moon light would result in more sex, thus propogating the genes with menstral cycles based on the lunar cycle. Menstral cycles may be re-tunable, so that all the women in the group can "adjust" their cycles to take advantage of the moon light. The gravitation pull of the moon probably has nothing to do with this phenomenon.
     
  22. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    Since when do you need light to have sex??
     
  23. Wisdom_Seeker Speaker of my truth Valued Senior Member

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    you got a point here.

    Maybe it does have something to do with the moon gravitational pull... If it affects the oceans, which are 70% of the Earth´s surface, it may affect humans, considering we are also composed of 70% water.
     

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