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Crying Over Spilled Semen
Why women who don’t use condoms feel happier. By:Tiffany Kary
The finding that women who do not use condoms during sex are less depressed and less likely to attempt suicide than are women who have sex with condoms and women who are not sexually active, leads one researcher to conclude that semen contains powerful-and potentially addictive-mood-altering chemicals.
Study author Gordon G. Gallup, Ph.D., a psychologist at the State University of New York in Albany, also found that women who routinely had intercourse without condoms became increasingly depressed as more time elapsed since their last sexual encounter. There was no such correlation for women whose partners regularly used condoms.
Gallup’s survey of 293 college women also found that those who did not use condoms were most likely to initiate sex and to seek out new partners as soon as a relationship ended. “These women are more vulnerable to the rebound effect, which suggests that there is a chemical dependency,” says Gallup.
Semen contains hormones including testosterone, estrogen, prolactin, luteinizing hormone and prostaglandins, and some of these are absorbed through the walls of the vagina and are known to elevate mood.
Gallup controlled for variables including method of contraception, frequency of sexual intercourse, as well as the women’s perception of their relationship. He concedes that women who regularly have sex without condoms might share personality traits that make them less susceptible to depression. But the behavior most often associated with non-condom users is sexual risk-taking, and studies have found no correlation between high-risk sexual behavior and lower rates of depression.
Gallup’s study, which he deems “the first serious attempt to investigate the effect of semen chemistry on women,” titillated the public and rankled some academics upon publication in Archives of Sexual Behavior. Gallup says he has since replicated the findings with a sample of 700 women and will examine whether “semen withdrawal” places women at an increased risk for depression when they are premenstrual, menopausal or have just given birth, as many women abstain from sex during these periods.
Okay…for some reason I am a little hesitant to post this entire in depth analysis sent by Kid McGurk on the front page here….a couple of examples will suffice and click below for the rest of this…..
Wearing a condom does not make a beer any less enjoyable.
Too much head makes you mad at the person giving you a
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My bitter friend sent me this. Bitter people are often much funnier than happy people. Dennis Miller was wayyyy funnier when he was bitter.
Systematically going back and sleeping with everyone you’ve ever dated. A neat trick if you can pull it off.
Coitus with a party immediately following the agreement to sever romantic ties. Often confused by the more amorous party as being make up sex.
The stone with which a woman replaces the diamond in her engagement ring before returning it to her fiance. Proceeds from selling the original stone are often used by the former fiancee to buy Vibratex Rabbit vibrators for herself and her 87 closest friends.
The uplifting yet disturbing realization that your ex’s current flame is a real dog, which means either he or she is much cooler than you and doesn’t need to be good looking, or you’re a lot worse looking than you thought you were.
Always a bad idea
Post-relationship nookie with a recently ditched lover. Often the result of the epiphany that you might never have sex with anyone else again…for free.
The short period immediately following a breakup with a man where a woman considers “going gay.” It subsides after watching ten minutes of the next morning’s Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Diversifying your love life so as to minimize the emotional damage any single break could do. A good outsourcer would have one partner for hanging out (someone gay if you’re straight), one to have casual sex with, and one who will buy you stuff.
The art of sleeping with anyone and everyone your ex has cared for, including, his (or her) family, friends, hairdresser and Rabbi.
Breakupnews.com – Glossary of Breakup Terms
Little XXX House on the Prairie
I love this, just because I grew up watching Little House. I even had chickens named after the characters. Of course it wasn’t Little XXX House on the Prairie.
HELSINKI (Reuters) – Finland has rated the DVD release of the much-loved children’s television series “Little House on the Prairie” suitable for adult viewing only.
To save money, Universal Pictures decided not to submit the series to state inspection, the company’s Finland marketing manager Meri Suomela told Reuters on Wednesday.
Finnish authorities charge 2 euros ($2.57) per minute for assessing the correct age limit on films and television series. Distributors who forego this can only sell their shows with a sticker saying “Banned for under-18s.”
“Long series can get quite expensive to check, and some use this exemption in the law to their advantage,” said Matti Paloheimo, Director at the Finnish Board of Film Classification.
“Such unchecked material should not be shown to children publicly,” he added.
Little House on the Prairie, which ran from 1974 to 1983, portrayed life in the U.S. West in the late 1800s and was based on the Laura Ingalls Wilder’s children’s book of the same name.
It remains popular in Finland, and is still shown weekly on Sunday mornings on state-owned broadcaster YLE.
Boing Boing: A Directory of Wonderful Things
Violet Blue’s Teledildonics show-‘n’-tell photoblogged
Boing Boing reader VonGuard sez:
Last night at Dorkbot SF, Violet Blue gave a wonderful presentation on the current state of teledildonics: the science of manipulating sex toys through the Internet. Immediately following the conclusion of her speech, Violet proceeded to manipulate a Thrillhammer in New York’s Museum of Sex. But the attempt was marred by technical difficulties ranging from slow camera updates to not having the cursed thing plugged in. This was perhaps the first time in history that a room-full of people had managed to frustrate a woman 3000 miles away. In the end, however, Net Michelle did manage to get her rocks off as Violet piloted her to orgasm. The thrust of the experiment basically proved that teledildonics has made some major progress, but is also a long way from being a viable form of sexual gratification. I’ve posted my pictures form the event on my site and included a somewhat more detailed account in my blog. Enjoy!
I reckon Miss Violet will blog about the event herself whenever she recovers from all the excitement.
Sometimes it is more than 400%…..
LOVERS know only too well that men usually need a “recovery period” after orgasm, and that sexual intercourse with orgasm is more satisfying than an orgasm from masturbation alone. Now scientists think the two phenomena might be linked.
Following orgasm, the hormone prolactin is released into the bloodstream in both men and women. The hormone makes us feel satiated by countering the effect of dopamine, which is released during sexual arousal.
Stuart Brody of the University of Paisley, UK, and Tillmann Krüger of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, measured blood prolactin levels in male and female volunteers who watched erotic films before engaging in masturbation or sexual intercourse to orgasm in the laboratory.
Surprisingly, after orgasm from sexual intercourse, the increase in blood prolactin levels is 400 per cent higher in both sexes compared with after orgasm from masturbation (Biological Psychology, vol 71, p 312).
This explains why orgasm from intercourse is more satisfying than masturbation, says Brody. Since elevated levels of prolactin have been linked to erectile dysfunction, this may also explain why most men need a recovery period after sex.
From issue 2540 of New Scientist magazine, 22 February 2006, page 21
New Scientist Sex with a partner is 400% better – News