One of the most fascinating features of the female body is childbearing. But the fact that women can grow another human being inside of them is not the only thing that makes them so amazing. If you take a closer look at the female organism, you can find plenty of other interesting facts that women themselves may not even know about.
1. Women do distinguish colors better than men
Women see more shades than men as color perception is connected with the X-chromosome. Men have one X-chromosome while women have 2.
2. One of the breasts is always bigger than the other.
No woman has absolutely symmetrical breasts. The difference in their size can either be invisible or quite noticeable, and there could be lots of reasons for this. For example, it could be a difference in the volume of breast tissue, the size or shape of the breast pocket, or even the elasticity of the skin on each breast. However, there’s nothing to worry about as it’s a totally natural and normal occurrence.
3. A woman’s body transforms drastically during childbirth.
Giving birth to a child is really tough work — any woman can confirm this. Besides experiencing terrible pain, a woman’s body usually goes through a lot of different changes. One of them is cervix dilation.
During labor, the cervix changes from a tightly closed entrance to a fully open exit for the baby. To be ready for pushing out a child, it needs to fully dilate to 10 cm which is actually the size of a bagel. But these 10 cm only represent the pushing point — the cervix can continue to expand to accommodate the baby’s head.
4. Women can handle pain better.
Women genuinely experience more pain than men — this is a well-known fact. But it’s not about how strong they are, it depends on how their brain works.
Some studies show that women and men remember their past pain differently. While men are more stressed and hypersensitive when they think of the pain they’ve experienced before, women tend to forget about it faster. And in general, the threshold of pain in women is 9 times stronger than it is in men.
5. Women are really good with words
When it comes to expressing oneself, nobody can compare to women. Turns out, there’s even an anatomical explanation for this phenomenon: women have larger frontal and temporal areas of the cortex, a brain region that is thought to influence language skills.
Women also have higher levels of FOXP2, also known as the “language protein“. This great amount of protein helps an average woman speak about 20,000 words a day which is 13,000 words more than the average man speaks.