Skip to comments.Why Women Have Sex On The Brain
Posted on 09/09/2001 7:56:10 AM PDT by blam
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 08 2001
Why women have sex on the brain
BY NIGEL HAWKES
Scientific study has answered the question of why we fall in love in the most unromantic way possible
THE question that has perhaps most obsessed and mystified the poets, philosophers and thinkers why do we fall in love? has been answered in the most unromantic way possible: by the scientific study of the humble prairie vole.
Music was the food of love in Shakespeares book, but the truth, according to Professor Gareth Leng of the University of Edinburgh, lies in a love potion created in womens brains after the act of sex, which helps her to form a bond with her partner.
Professor Leng, speaking to the British Association Science Festival in Glasgow yesterday, said that it is all in the chemistry because of evidence gleaned from the vole, which engages in enormous bouts of sexual intercourse, far in excess of that needed for reproduction.
If you were to spend (many hours in) intense sexual activity with a partner, something fundamental might happen to your behaviour, he said. Thats often what you see in animals. Many animals bond for life. Its not going to surprise anybody to think something fundamental is happening in the brain.
Oxytocin, produced by the pituitary gland in the brain, is probably also involved in creating the bond between mother and child at birth and during breast-feeding. In prairie voles, a monogamous species, the effect is especially strong.
If you put a male and female prairie vole into a cage, but dont allow them to mate, they seem to form a kind of friendship. But if you inject oxytocin into the females brain, she will form this sexual bond.
Professor Leng said: Were talking about 24 hours of constant copulation. Translated to human behaviour, he said, this could mean that the more sex a couple have, the deeper their bond becomes, at least on the womans side.
So how does a brain fall in love? My answer, perhaps, like yours, would be: a time, a place, a pair of eyes.
It may also explain why so many women seem indifferent toward decent conservative guys, but swoon over worthless liberals. By being sexually aggressive, liberal males are stimulating the production of Oxytocin. By being proper and respectful, conservatives males inhibit the production of Oxytocin.
While it would be wrong to generalize to all women, all too often it appears that the more respect you show toward a woman, the more contempt she shows toward you. With women proclaiming with their mouths that all men are jerks, and at the same time their actions are resulting in an illegitimacy rate reaching record levels, you know something isn't tracking here.
For most of human history, the act of seduction has been blamed entirely on men, as if women have no responsibility. That may be closer to the truth than we care to admit.
Seems they were taking it, and not getting the expected buzz... They got caught too. Thread on FR somewhere about it...
Yup, I read that. The Vet clinics around here are being broken into, don't remember what drug they're after.
LMAO!!! C'mon, who's layin' money down-- how long's it gonna take before the pride parade gets on board with this...
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I'll post. Kind of interested in this 24 hour thing. Would like to try that some time. Sure the old man would give it his all.
"Ancient (sex) Humans (sex) Arrived (sex) In (sex) The (sex) Americas (sex) 15,000 (sex) Years (sex) Ago (sex)".
Although I still prefer the former, I am beginning to think the only available women left anymore would settle for the latter.