The Burt Alert

Transylvania Biology Senior Seminar Blog

Weekly Update

Got some great feedback on the body of my paper from my peers today.  The draft is due Wednesday; my next steps include reformatting some of my body, fixing up … Continue reading

November 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Update: is Nuvaring the next best thing?

As I finished up most of my research over fall break and last week, I found an interesting research article on the contrasting effects of both oral and intravaginal contraception … Continue reading

October 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Strippers on the Pill

I’ve found some new articles I hope to include in my chapter that give background and support to my argument that contraception does, in fact, hinder females’ olfactory instinct.  Moreover, … Continue reading

September 30, 2013 · 2 Comments

Proposal 2: Oral Contraceptives Mess With Instincts?

My second proposal addresses oral contraceptives and their effect on olfactory sensitivity.  As in my blog post addressing lemurs who were taking oral contraceptives, studies have shown that females taking … Continue reading

September 21, 2013 · 2 Comments

Proposal 1: Female Orgasm

Part of this proposal began with my first blog entry about the female orgasm.  What is the point?  Is it a byproduct of the male orgasm because the clitoris is … Continue reading

September 21, 2013 · 4 Comments

Birth Control Might Make You Want to Sleep With Your Brother

In Olivia Judson’s chapter titled “The Fornication of Kings,” she explores incest and in what cases it might actually be favorable.  For example, hermaphrodites will “emergency self” if there are … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun…Good News, They Can

Dr. Tatiana, Olivia Judson’s animal sex advice columnist in Dr. Tatiana’s Sex Advice to All Creation, often gives “advice” to animals who write in with concerns about their sex lives … Continue reading

September 12, 2013 · 1 Comment