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Sex Makes the Brain Grow
Asylum for All Mankind ^ | July 30, 2010 | Jeremy Taylor

Posted on 08/03/2010 6:43:22 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Our happy hour fact to amaze your drinking buddies with.

In an experiment involving lab rats, sex was correlated with adult brain growth.

Since 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.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Education; Health/Medicine; Hobbies; Miscellaneous; Pets/Animals; Science; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: braingrowth; humans; rats; sex; study

1 posted on 08/03/2010 6:43:25 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I could have told you that.


2 posted on 08/03/2010 6:44:08 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Amongst other things.


3 posted on 08/03/2010 6:44:08 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

No wonder she says I got the big head.

In a nice sort of way.


4 posted on 08/03/2010 6:45:11 PM PDT by silentreignofheroes
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

This might explain the rattling noise between my ears lately.


5 posted on 08/03/2010 6:45:22 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

You can stop it from growing by placing a pillow up against the headboard.


6 posted on 08/03/2010 6:47:06 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Ich bin ein illegal alien! - Barry Obama standing up with Central and South America against Arizona.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Wut?


7 posted on 08/03/2010 6:48:23 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Okay, porn stars, prostitutes and congressmen have the biggest brains.

I get it.

8^)


8 posted on 08/03/2010 6:48:23 PM PDT by Mrs.Z
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Hmmmm...so I guess all those years telling Mom and Dad I was studying in my room..I was kind of right....LOL


9 posted on 08/03/2010 6:48:40 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I think the past growth has totally filled the cavity!

Will more growth give me a headache?


10 posted on 08/03/2010 6:48:47 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

This must be why Bill Clinton was such a reknowned policy wonk.


11 posted on 08/03/2010 6:50:23 PM PDT by counterpunch (Heckuva job, Barry!)
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To: dalereed
Will more growth give me a headache?

No, but you can go blind.

12 posted on 08/03/2010 6:53:46 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Sex Makes the Brain Grow

Which one? The little one or the big one?

13 posted on 08/03/2010 6:55:13 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Horny Martian Bump.

14 posted on 08/03/2010 6:57:46 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Why do rats get all the cool gigs? I would have gladly volunteered.


15 posted on 08/03/2010 6:58:09 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; MotleyGirl70; Cagey; Mr. Brightside; earlJam; Rb ver. 2.0; lesser_satan; ...

JERRY: Yeah. I mean, let’s say this is your brain. (Holds lettuce head) Okay, from what I know about you, your brain consists of two parts: the intellect, represented here (Pulls off tiny piece of lettuce), and the part obsessed with sex. (Shows large piece) Now granted, you have extracted an astonishing amount from this little scrap. But with no-sex-Louise, this previously useless lump, is now functioning for the first time in its existence. (Eats tiny piece of lettuce)


16 posted on 08/03/2010 6:59:44 PM PDT by Gamecock (To see both the love of God and the wrath of God, look at the cross- Terry Johnson)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; MotleyGirl70; Cagey; Mr. Brightside; earlJam; Rb ver. 2.0; lesser_satan; ...

JERRY: Yeah. I mean, let’s say this is your brain. (Holds lettuce head) Okay, from what I know about you, your brain consists of two parts: the intellect, represented here (Pulls off tiny piece of lettuce), and the part obsessed with sex. (Shows large piece) Now granted, you have extracted an astonishing amount from this little scrap. But with no-sex-Louise, this previously useless lump, is now functioning for the first time in its existence. (Eats tiny piece of lettuce)


17 posted on 08/03/2010 6:59:53 PM PDT by Gamecock (To see both the love of God and the wrath of God, look at the cross- Terry Johnson)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

But did they study those rats that masturbated a lot?


18 posted on 08/03/2010 7:00:00 PM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (Hope and Change. Rhetoric embraced by the Insane - Obama, The Chump in Charge)
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To: central_va

David Letterman played in that?


19 posted on 08/03/2010 7:00:32 PM PDT by csmusaret (A government that can dictate how much water flows into a toilet is a powerful government indeed.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

There isn’t enought Tylenol in the universe. Phew!


20 posted on 08/03/2010 7:03:26 PM PDT by CARTOUCHE (The game continues. Let them come for me and mine.)
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To: csmusaret
David Letterman played in that?

Cameo?

21 posted on 08/03/2010 7:05:40 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va

Isn’t that Letterman in the bottom right corner of the pic?


22 posted on 08/03/2010 7:08:30 PM PDT by csmusaret (A government that can dictate how much water flows into a toilet is a powerful government indeed.)
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To: csmusaret
Isn’t that Letterman in the bottom right corner of the pic?

Maybe?

23 posted on 08/03/2010 7:10:17 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: csmusaret

Did a google search on “Letterman cameo mars” Got nothing...


24 posted on 08/03/2010 7:15:49 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I guess all those ‘effing’ idiots are really just all talk...


25 posted on 08/03/2010 7:33:19 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; Lazamataz

That explains Laz.

Love you, Laz!


26 posted on 08/03/2010 7:34:25 PM PDT by Jemian (If the republicans want to win, they need to run a conservative.)
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To: MAD-AS-HELL
But did they study those rats that masturbated a lot?

Aside from the Three Blind Mice?

27 posted on 08/03/2010 7:35:06 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I always play the dumb blonde to Mr. Gun’s brilliant brain.


28 posted on 08/03/2010 7:52:38 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Not tonight, I have a headache.

29 posted on 08/03/2010 7:55:30 PM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: MAD-AS-HELL
But did they study those rats that masturbated a lot?

You mean the blind ones with the hairy palms?

30 posted on 08/03/2010 7:56:24 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Michelle Obama: the woman who ended "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.")
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To: central_va

so, can I do it until I need glasses ?


31 posted on 08/03/2010 8:12:37 PM PDT by stylin19a (Never buy a putter until you first get a chance to throw it)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
The [male] 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 [male] rats that had regular sex showed adult brain growth, as well as an increase in the connections between brain cells

Hmmm.. Gives new meaning to the phrase "to give a rat's a**"...

32 posted on 08/03/2010 8:18:49 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: Gamecock

Take me to your leader.


33 posted on 08/03/2010 8:23:44 PM PDT by earlJam
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To: Kirkwood
Before.

After.

34 posted on 08/03/2010 8:31:02 PM PDT by Interesting Times (For the truth about "swift boating" see ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Sex Makes the Brain Grow

I read the article. Apparently it is referring to your actual brain brain. Go figure...

35 posted on 08/03/2010 8:32:26 PM PDT by Onelifetogive (For the record, McCarthy was right.)
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To: Onelifetogive

Go figure...God gave man enough blood to operate his brain & penis......just not both at the same time.


36 posted on 08/03/2010 8:39:57 PM PDT by Deaf Smith
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Why didn’t they test the female rats? Hmm.


37 posted on 08/03/2010 8:42:02 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I once had a girlfriend who thought that something else got bigger the more we had sex...I miss that girl.


38 posted on 08/03/2010 8:47:09 PM PDT by APatientMan
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

bookmark


39 posted on 08/03/2010 8:58:10 PM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Alas poor Yorick! He never got none, Horatio.


40 posted on 08/03/2010 9:18:10 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Political correctness in America today is a Rip Van Winkle acid trip.)
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To: APatientMan
I once had a girlfriend who thought that something else got bigger the more we had sex.

Her uterus?

41 posted on 08/03/2010 10:21:16 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Last Dakotan

LMAO


42 posted on 08/04/2010 5:39:25 PM PDT by Moleman
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