One of the most fascinating features of the female body is childbearing. But the fact that women can grow another human being inside of them is not the only thing that makes them so amazing. If you take a closer look at the female organism, you can find plenty of other interesting facts that women themselves may not even know about.
10. Women do distinguish colors better than men
Women see more shades than men as color perception is connected with the X-chromosome. Men have one X-chromosome while women have 2.
9. One of the breasts is always bigger than the other.
No woman has absolutely symmetrical breasts. The difference in their size can either be invisible or quite noticeable, and there could be lots of reasons for this. For example, it could be a difference in the volume of breast tissue, the size or shape of the breast pocket, or even the elasticity of the skin on each breast. However, there’s nothing to worry about as it’s a totally natural and normal occurrence.
8. A woman’s body transforms drastically during childbirth.
During labor, the cervix changes from a tightly closed entrance to a fully open exit for the baby. To be ready for pushing out a child, it needs to fully dilate to 10 cm which is actually the size of a bagel. But these 10 cm only represent the pushing point — the cervix can continue to expand to accommodate the baby’s head.
7. Women can handle pain better.
Some studies show that women and men remember their past pain differently. While men are more stressed and hypersensitive when they think of the pain they’ve experienced before, women tend to forget about it faster. And in general, the threshold of pain in women is 9 times stronger than it is in men.
6. Women are really good with words.
5. Women have greater muscle endurance.
Some studies show that women can do stamina-related exercise about 75% longer than men. The reason for that is hidden in their hormones – it’s believed that estrogen in women makes their muscles more resistant to fatigue.
4. Female skin is very sensitive.
Typically, women’s skin is 25% thinner than men’s skin which makes it a lot more sensitive to touch and other kinds of stimulation. Unfortunately, this feature has a negative side as well. Oversensitive skin makes women more prone to develop lines and wrinkles as they lose collagen from aging.
3. A woman’s mood depends on her hormones.
2. Women go through adolescence twice.
The second period of adolescence for women, or perimenopause, happens in their 40s. It’s usually characterized by irregular periods, night sweats, and other not-so-pleasant things caused by changes in their hormone levels. A woman’s hormones during this transition can be so crazy that she might even behave as moody as a teenager.
1. Women are experts at reading faces.
From the moment they’re born, women have the ability to read people’s faces, perfectly decoding their emotions and feelings. This helps them be more empathetic toward others and communicate with them better. Besides that, some studies show that women have a perfect memory of facial features.