The X Factor
The X Factor
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It’s one of the many little things in life that’s always puzzled me: Why do women invariably stand with their legs crossed like a giant X? Well, apart from the fact that, anatomically, they can do so, let’s consider the scientific viewpoint here, as once explained to me by a behavioural scientist. Standing with legs wide apart – according to the BS expert, I hasten to add – would be the human equivalent of the bitch in heat; the baboon’s fluorescent arse; the female cat screeching on a wall.


Animals dislike having to come second to anything, therefore a woman giving off ‘come and get me’ signals is likely to have been ‘used’, as it were, before. Because of this, the opposite stance comes into play – by deliberately crossing their legs, girls are taunting males by implying that they have not been previously ‘used’. This taunting acts to pique the male interest, and so the circle of life continues.


So there we have it, the ‘X Factor’ explained – just another of life’s little mysteries solved by reading this blog.


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