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Guys who hate shopping might be more evolved—we're really hedging this statement behind might—at least, according to one urologist in Berlin. Professor Frank Sommer says that handling Bispheral A, a chemical that's present in some receipts, could "shift the balance of sex hormones in men towards oestrogen. In the long term this leads to less sexual drive, encourages the belly instead of the muscles to grow and has a bad effect on erection and potency." Hm, so if BPA stimulates estrogen production, does that mean shopping makes women more womanly? [The Cut]