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Now I Understand Why We Stay....

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The lack of sex makes us dumb...

"Previous studies have shown that stressful, unpleasant situations can hinder brain growth, researchers from Princeton University wanted to see if stressful but pleasurable situations -- like sex -- would achieve the opposite effect. So, they divided male lab rats into three groups: The rats in one group were given sex partners daily, the second group got set up with female companionship once every two weeks and the third group got nothing at all.

The rats that had regular sex showed adult brain growth, as well as an increase in the connections between brain cells. As a possible effect of their larger brains, the sexually experienced rats were less anxious and quicker to eat food in an unfamiliar environment than the un-sexed rodents.

If you can't figure out a way to use this study to get more action from your wife or girlfriend, you really need to be having more sex."


http://www.livescience.com/culture/sex-boosts-brain-cells-100728.html

Oldandgone Oldandgone 41-45 6 Responses Aug 1, 2010

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@hvac74 - the post was a bit of tongue in cheek but the research is real and reasonably sound.



BTW - there are well established rat models for studying anxiety, etc. which mimic human conditions.

Where is my keyboard, again?



Princess Dumberthanrocksatthispoint

hehehehe! Fantastic and entertainingly useful post. Thanks.

I put up with it because I was dumb, and I am dumb because I put up with it.



Sounds good to me, where's the cheese ??

So now I have not only years of sexlessness to look forward to but, also becoming progressively dumber????? Who knows if I'll even be able to type on EP in a few years? HORRORS!

No way! Damn, there's hope for me yet!