Is this chemical ruining your sex appeal?

Women want manly men -- and they can spot a sissy even if he's not waving a rainbow flag. All he needs is some extra estrogen.

The ladies can practically smell this feminizing hormone a mile away -- and believe me, it doesn't smell like Old Spice.

Researchers have uncovered evidence that men who have been exposed to one of today's leading sources of estrogen, the BPA used in plastic containers and can linings, are literally repulsive to women.

Researchers raised two sets of mice: One born to mothers exposed to BPA during pregnancy, and one born to mothers that were not. When the mice matured, researchers repeatedly placed one from each group together in a cage with a single female to see which one she'd pick.

Needless to say, she wanted nothing to do with the BPA sissy.

In fact, these mice were more than twice as likely to get flat-out rejected by females despite the fact that they looked just like the other mice and even had the same hormone levels.

Somehow, the females KNEW they were different -- and I'm guessing all the Old Spice in the world wouldn't be able to cover it up.

In another experiment, mice born to BPA-fed moms had trouble finding their way out of a maze -- a test that uses the same instincts mice need when they seek out a breeding partner. It's like the sexual compass had been thrown out of whack.

You know what's really amazing here? These mice weren't exposed to BPA after birth -- only in the womb.

If that little bit was enough to make a lifelong difference, imagine the impact of constant BPA exposure from conception to the grave.

Better yet, don't imagine -- just look at the research: Studies have found that BPA exposure can lead to serious reproductive problems in men and women alike, not to mention a host of other conditions ranging from obesity to heart disease.

The only way to protect yourself and your family is to skip this stuff in all its forms, starting today.