Wednesday, October 10

The March Of Science

SADLY, word comes too late for me, but maybe you can use it:

Why Sex Doesn’t Gross You Out When You’re Aroused
Getting turned on overrides women's natural disgust response, a study suggests, making them more willing to do things they otherwise wouldn't
By ALEXANDRA SIFFERLIN  September 14, 2012 | If you think about it, sex is actually sort of disgusting, what with all the sweat, saliva, fluids and smells. So much so that a group of researchers from the Netherlands got to thinking, How do people enjoy sex at all?
According to their small new study, people — at least women — may be able to get over the “ick” factor associated with sex by getting turned on. Sexual arousal overrides the natural disgust response, the researchers found, and allows women to willingly engage in behaviors that they might normally find repugnant.


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...


Xecky Gilchrist said...

No study is needed to show that the reverse is also true: disgust inhibits arousal.

ckc (not kc) said...

...sweat, saliva, fluids and smells...sounds like football!

Linkmeister said...

By the powers invested in me I nominate this study for an IgNobel Prize.

Dead Ernest said...

"If you think about it, eating is actually sort of disgusting, what with all the dirt, fertilizer, fish guts, animal blood, headless chickens, saliva - and that sexual-seeming red thing that protrudes out of the turkey when it's done. How do people enjoy eating at all? According to my very small study, I sem to get over the 'ick' factor by getting hungry. Hunger overrides my aversion to eating food that I normally have no interest in when I am not hungry.

Anonymous said...

I've known that for years. Pre-and post coital states of mind are the real Jeckyll and Hyde we all inhabit. Until the next arousal, when it all begins again.

But I'll follow the article.


Woodrowfan said...

The SMBC seems relevant. Maybe not,

Weird Dave said...

Wait. Are they implying that women don't really like 'facials'?

Li'l Innocent said...

Okayyy -- and did these helpful Hollanders go on to analyze exactly what it is about those Disgustingly Rough Hairy Beasts that gets us fastidious womens turned on in the first place?

Seems like a very incomplete study.