How to get your sperm swimming like Michael Phelps. June 2014

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Summary: <p>How to get a man’s sperm swimming like a shoal of miniature Michael Phelpses, and why expensive handbags are a weapon of war. We also find out what time of the month the idea of incest is most likely to make you throw up. </p><p><audio><br> </audio><br> </p><p><a href="">Download the MP3</a></p><p><b>Rate me!</b><br> Rate, review, or listen <a href="">in iTunes</a> or <a href=";refid=stpr">in Stitcher.</a><br> </p><img border="0" src=""><br> <p><i>New research shows that it's not just men who get excited by attractive women: their sperm do too.</i></p><p><b>The articles covered in the show:</b></p><p>Antfolk, J., Lieberman, D., Albrecht, A., &amp; Santtila, P. (2014). The self-regulation effect of fertility status on inbreeding aversion: When fertile, disgust increases more in response to descriptions of one’s own than of other’s inbreeding. <span style="font-style: italic;">Evolutionary Psychology, 12</span>(3), 621-631. <a href="">Read paper</a></p><p>Hudders, L., De Backer, C., Fisher, M., &amp; Vyncke, P. (2014). The rival wears Prada: Luxury consumption as a female competition strategy. <span style="font-style: italic;">Evolutionary Psychology</span>. <a href="">Read paper</a></p><p>Leivers, S., Rhodes, G., &amp; Simmons, L. W. (in press). Context-dependent relationship between a composite measure of men’s mate value and ejaculate quality. <span style="font-style: italic;">Behavioral Ecology</span>. <a href="">Read summary</a></p><br> <br> <p><i>And here's that TED talk I mentioned in the podcast. Kristina Durante talks about how women's interest in mating, consumerism, and female-female competition vary over their ovulatory cycle.</i></p>