10 Unexpected Facts About the Female Body

Written by Pliro
Feb 17, 2017 Last updated: Feb 24, 2017

Women are mysterious beings, whereby no man has been able to fully understand the dynamics of their minds. However, it is not just the minds, but also the bodies of women that are a mysterious phenomena. Scientific discovery shows that the female body is vastly different and tons more complex than men’s. Several unexpected facts about the female body are unknown to women themselves. Let us look at 10 such facts for a clearer picture.

Stronger Immunity

Women have a stronger immune system than their male counterparts. A new hypothesis suggests that this may be genetic. The presence of two X chromosomes make women less prone to chronic diseases. Additionally, microRNAs located on the X chromosomes make them more immune to illnesses, Therefore, researchers even suggest that, on average, women live longer than men.

Faster Heartbeat

The female heart beats twice as fast as the male’s. This is primarily due to the difference in the size of the heart. Women typically have a smaller heart size, which weighs about 8 ounces. Men, on the other hand, have hearts that weigh about 10 ounces. Therefore, the female heart pumps blood faster, which is why it beats faster.

Better Sense of Smell

Studies show that the female brain has about 50% more olfactory cells than the male brain. For this reason, women have stronger smell receptors than men. They can distinguish between various types of smells and odors. That is why fragrance plays such an important role in female skin care products.

More Taste-buds on the Tongue

Women have more taste buds on the tongue than men, particularly sweet receptors. According to Yale University, about 35% of women can be categorized as “supertasters” as opposed to 15% men. This means that they can identify sweet, sour and bitter flavors more strongly than others. For this reason, women have more sensitive palates. Additionally, they have more sweet receptors on the tongue which is why most women enjoy desserts more.

More Sensitive Skin

When it comes to skin, men and women are very different in that department as well. A man’s skin is about 25% thicker and tougher than a woman’s due to testosterone simulation. Men also have a higher collagen density than women. For this reason, a man’s skin is said to look 15 years younger than a woman’s, regardless of his actual age.

More Emotional

It is true that men have “thicker skin” not only literally, but also metaphorically. Women tend to be more sensitive to both, negative and positive emotions. They react differently and this is not only because of gender difference, but also due to social conditioning. However, more sensitivity is why women are more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety disorders.

More Flexible Bodies

Men may be the genetically stronger species, but women have more genetically flexible bodies. Their elastic and longer muscles help them carry out flexibility tasks better, such as walking in heels. For this reason, women recover more quickly after exercise than men. This makes women better at yoga, gymnastics, ballet and sometimes even dancing.

Better Color Distinguishing

Research suggests that men require a slightly longer wavelength than women to see the same hue. These wavelengths typically show warmer colors. For instance, orange might seem more red to a man than to women. Green might appear more yellow, and purple may appear blue. Therefore, men are less able to distinguish between the different shades of the same color on the color spectrum.

Poor Driving Skills

Men may be poorer at distinguishing color shades but they are better at detecting quick-changing details. This explains why men are generally better at driving or sports that involve hand-eye coordination. They detect changing details from afar due to neuron development in the visual cortex. Males are born with 25% more neurons than women in this particular brain region due to testosterone.

Better Multi-tasking

Studies show that men lack organizational skills as compared to women. Women have the ability to rapidly switch between tasks. According to studies, the corpus callosum is larger in the female brain. For this reason, women are better multi-taskers than men.

In conclusion, women are born with the ability to do much more than they give themselves credit for. Time and time again, we are reminded of the remarkable facts about the female species, whether its about her psychology or physique. One thing we need to remember is that if women put their minds and souls to it, their bodies can accomplish wonders more profound than anyone can imagine.