Once upon a time there was a bad boy who made all knickers in the kingdom damp.

And, it was whispered through in alleyways and seedy bars that he knew the magic art of really kinky sex.

As a result, he inspired a bit of insanity which made the princesses slutty, bold and incredibly horny.

Tossing their resolve out of the window, the they would wear the shortest, cleavage baring frocks that their ample figures could squeeze into, just to compete for his attention.

Alas, their efforts were not rewarded as the bad boy prince’s sword only swung for his fellow knights.

Go figure.

This bit of news was met with both shock and horror; breaking the hearts of women everywhere. 

But then they all read 50 Shades of Grey and lived happily ever after.

Now, doesn’t this story sound familiar?

For me, it started with Danny Zuko in Grease, what can I say, John Travolta was oh, so good at playing bad.

Anyway, it seems that I am not the only woman out there lusting after forbidden fruit.

Heck, I think it probably started with the cavemen.

I can totally picture Mr. Homo Erectus chilling on a T-rex complete with cowboy boots, shades, and a Pterodactyl jacket looking all smug while the chicks swoon. Then he would yell out his cheesiest pick up line;

“If you call me Mr Flintstone, I can make your bed rock.”

We say we want stability, comfortability and loyalty, but in actual fact we abandon our dignity as soon as we get a whiff of trouble.

That’s how the 50 shades trilogy became so popular. That’s why we’re all looking for the perfect man to play our ultimate dominatrix Christian Grey. It plays into our psyche as women and wills to life a part of us that we feel is too dark and unknown to act on.

Yes, we want to be tied up and be talked dirty to, but we don’t posses the courage to request that of our partners.

Which brings me to this interesting bit of news…

Our ovulation cycle make us want bad boys

Yes, you read that right. Your period makes you horny.

So, there’s this really smart señorita called Kristina Durante, who is a professor at the University of Texas in San Antonio, who made this really cool discovery that justifies our irrational behaviour around bad boys.

This is how it works – round about a week before Aunt Flo comes to visit, women become more attracted to sexy, rebellious men like Charlie Sheen, and, of course, James put-that-freak-on-me Bond.

This research was conducted very scientifically of course, in a scientific facility, with scientific things.

Ok, ok, ok.

They asked a bunch of women during their period of both high and low fertility to view the online dating profiles of nice guys and the not so nice guys.

Take a guess who won their affections? The bad boys, of course.

Yep, that’s right. Now, we can really blame our lady bits, and have the evidence to back it up.

So, remember, it’s not you. It’s your vagina.

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