Women's Tears Lower Men's Sex Drive

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    Agent

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    When a woman cries, chemicals in her tears send off signals which reduce sexual arousal in males - their libido goes down, scientists from the Weizmann Institute, Israel, revealed in the journal Science. How and why this happens is still a bit of a mystery because tears have no smell, but they contain compounds which trigger reactions in humans.

    Human beings, like other animals, release several compounds in their body fluids that emit subtle messages to other humans. Recent studies have found that human sweat is full of chemicals that carry a wide range of emotional and other signals picked up by those who smell them. In the case of tears, which are odorless, the messages are being picked up in some other way. Men cannot distinguish tears from saline solution In one experiment, Shani Gelstein, Yaara Yeshurun and team collected emotional tears from female participants who were sitting in a secluded room and cried from watching sad movies. They then set out to find out whether males could tell these tears from a saline solution - they were not able to. Tear exposure and how men comment on women's faces In another experiment, men were asked to sniff either a saline solution (control solution) or tears. The tears or saline solution were then applied under their nostrils on a pad while they looked at and commented on various pictures of females on a monitor.

    This double-blind test was repeated the following day, but the other way round - those exposed to tears were exposed to the saline solution, and vice-versa.

    The scientists found that neither the tears nor the control solution had any impact on the men's estimates of empathy or sadness expressed in the female's faces. However, those who had been exposed to tears were negatively impacted when asked to attribute sex appeal to the female faces they were commenting on. Tear exposure and physiological signs of arousal The males were then asked to watch emotional movies while exposed to either tears or the saline solution. They were asked to report on their own mood during the films. Their skin temperatures and heart rates, signs of sexual arousal, were also measured throughout the movie. The researchers analyzed the men's comments and found that exposure to tears did not have any effect on the males' empathy, however, their sexual arousal went down slightly.

    They also found that the physiological signs of arousal, skin temperature and heart rate, were subdued by exposure to tears. Those exposed to tears also experienced a considerable drop in testosterone levels. Testosterone is a hormone closely linked to sexual arousal. Tear exposure and brain activity In another experiment the males did the same, but an fMRI machine which measures brain activity was used. The scans clearly showed lower activity in parts of the brain associated with sexual arousal when the males were exposed to tears.

    More: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/213099.php



    Well then...
     
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    Tired of your man begging for sex? Just chop some onions!
     
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    Lol God forbid it not be about sex for a fucking moment :lol:
     
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    Hahaha, right?


    "Babe, this crying is totes killing my boner right now."
     
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    But what if they're sadists?
     
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    I feel like I'm obliged to make a rape joke here, but God knows I'm going to be crucified for doing so. :p
     
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    False. I love it when they cry.














    :kappa:
     
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    ^Oh god, do you have any idea just how creepy that post looks, especially with that signature? :lol:
     
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    That's the joke :p
     
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    rape jokes aren't funny ffs
     
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    More than anything else, I think it's that they're just rarely, if ever, appropriate IRL :rolleyes:
     
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    no, they're not funny they're just plain fucking wrong and unnaceptable, no matter where you say them
     
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    What do 9 out of 10 people enjoy? gang rape


    Why was this study done? I get a feeling that women probably react the same to man tears
     
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    But you never know for sure and it's best to not assume, which is why the studies are done. So there's a conclusive answer.
     
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    :rofl:

    It took me a second to get cause I just woke up, but when I did... I lol'd in real life. :lol:
     
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    Lmfao, I just got it :lgh:
     
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    OMGGGGG I FINALLY GOT THIS ROFL

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    yeah better not make blind assumption just because you don't like how the results for this one turned out haha
     

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