May 30, 2007

A whore or a prude, either path leads to sexual enlightenment...

... there is no middle ground.

via ace:

Crying Over Spilled Semen
Why women who don't use condoms feel happier [ed: an so do their herpes laden partners].
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 ddictive—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 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...

Really, she said they were going to examine whether "semen withdrawal" places women at an increased risk for depression. Rise up men! No longer do women control the only bedroom commodity. Okay, sure they're still in control, and they get half your stuff, but at least we have a bit more bargaining power, maybe, if we weren't such suckers.

and from Dan Collins posting at protein wisdom.

The Porn Myth
...I will never forget a visit I made to Ilana, an old friend who had become an Orthodox Jew in Jerusalem. When I saw her again, she had abandoned her jeans and T-shirts for long skirts and a head scarf. I could not get over it. Ilana has waist-length, wild and curly golden-blonde hair. “Can’t I even see your hair?” I asked, trying to find my old friend in there. “No,” she demurred quietly. “Only my husband,” she said with a calm sexual confidence, “ever gets to see my hair.”

When she showed me her little house in a settlement on a hill, and I saw the bedroom, draped in Middle Eastern embroideries, that she shares only with her husband—the kids are not allowed—the sexual intensity in the air was archaic, overwhelming. It was private. It was a feeling of erotic intensity deeper than any I have ever picked up between secular couples in the liberated West. And I thought: Our husbands see naked women all day—in Times Square if not on the Net. Her husband never even sees another woman’s hair.

She must feel, I thought, so hot.

Just remember ladies, the burka isn't oppressive, it's sexy.


Sorry, where was I, oh yeah, because nothing says the sexy at the beach like a burkini clad woman:

Posted by phin at May 30, 2007 10:52 AM

First we discover that sex is fun, now we discover that it may actually be addicting.
Will the species stop at nothing to continue?!?!?

Posted by: iamnot at May 30, 2007 12:25 PM

Isn't it equally possible that women who insist on the use of a condom are more responsible, that is, they worry about the consequences of their actions? Understanding the responsibilities that accompany sexual activity they wouldn't immediately jump in the sack with the next guy who came along nor would they be as inclined to worry when time elapses between encounters. All their conclusions can be explained via psychological differences between the samples.

Or, semen is a powerful drug.

Which sounds more likely?

Posted by: DoorHold at May 30, 2007 12:48 PM

First, any "burkini" clad woman would be attacked by the morals police in Iran.

Second, your friend chose her lifestyle. She was not coerced into it. That has a lot to do with the psychology of what her choices mean to her.

Lastly, the study only examines injections and not oral dispensing.


Posted by: chsw at May 30, 2007 02:37 PM

Is it entirely beyond the realm of possibility that the reason some women don't use condoms is because they (gasp!) WANT CHILDREN?

Posted by: Trish at May 30, 2007 08:13 PM