Oh, the sacrifices scientists will do for science! University of New Mexico psychologist Geoffrey Miller "tapped the talent" at local gentleman's club (read: strip club) to find out what factor fertility plays in the showgirls' income.
Here's what he found out:
Over two-months, the dancers recorded their menstrual phase, whether they were taking the Pill, and how much they made.
First, the bad news: Birth control pills are a bummer for business. Pill-taking lap dancers, whose fertility is always suppressed, made substantially less money across the board.
Miller can't say for sure that pheromones make the difference, but the results were interesting. During the most fertile days of their cycle, NON pill-popping lap dancers pulled in nearly twice as much as they made when they were menstruating.