Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Is Semen An Antidepressant?

Hey guys, I'm leaving NJ to head back home to Oregon in a bit, so I won't be around today, but I thought I'd put up something interesting/funny I found.

Jennifer Abbasi writes in Popular Science:

Back in 2002, psychologists at the State University of New York at Albany published a study in the Archives of Sexual Behavior looking at the potential role of semen in alleviating depression in women. The researchers presented evidence supporting an earlier hypothesis that the hormones in semen have a mood-boosting effect on women. For any woman who has had sex — and enjoyed it — this may not come as a huge surprise.

Cut to this past February. Lazar Greenfield, the incoming president of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), wrote a short Valentine’s Day-themed editorial about mating in Surgery News. In it, he discussed the sex lives of fruit flies, rotifers and humans. He cited the SUNY Albany study before concluding: “So there’s a deeper bond between men and women than St. Valentine would have suspected, and now we know there’s a better gift for that day than chocolates.” That gift, of course, being semen.

In the 2002 study, 293 college women filled out questionnaires about their sexual histories and took the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), a widely used measure of depression symptoms. Women who always had unprotected sex had significantly lower levels of depression symptoms than those who usually or always used condoms, as well as those who abstained from sex. There was no significant difference in depression between condom users and abstainers, indicating that the physical act of sex itself wasn't the mood-boosting factor.


So basically semen makes woman happy....

36 comments:

  1. This is totally not a joke by scientists trying to get more blowjobs

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  2. Agrees with above comment! :D

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  3. I'm so gonna show this to my girlfriend. hehe.

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  4. Cant wait to show this to my girl

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  5. It almost sounds like a joke because of the controls and how they went about it. I hate being a researcher, it ruins these kind of things. :P I would have just said that sex with a condom sucks so bad, it might as well not even be sex. At least with abstaining, you don't have the disappointment and smell of latex. :P

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  6. Honestly the University of Albany isn't all that great. The student there are partying quite hard to say the very least. But maybe those having unprotected sex are also drunk/high at the time and that's why they are making risky decisions and the happiness if form substances.

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  7. I'll have to have my girlfriend read this. Perhaps it'll help persuade her to a change in diet. ^_^

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  8. Lol....don't know if I should believe that.

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  9. I think I noticed that with my ex gf

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  10. It's a bit strange though that they seem to talking about sex rather than bjs. Hard to imagine how much good it would do in that situation

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  11. ahahahah is this for real? sounds awesome though.

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  12. i doubt semen should be an antidepressant, oxytocin is though..

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  13. very interesting lol at the first comment

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  14. LOL, next time i get a girlfriend i'll show her this. i want to make her happy :)

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  15. Hm....semen contains domanine, and dopamine makes good mood, so nothing wrong with these study.......but I can't really belief that the hormone is absobed from the semen -.-

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  16. 'So basically semen makes woman happy....'

    Hahhaa is so true bro

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  17. lol funny post. I think there may be some confounding variables at work in the study...

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  18. This scientists are crazy, what are they doing? :p

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  19. finally science is working for the greater good!

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  20. News flash, scientists are trying to get laid

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  21. what the fuck lol i'll tell my gf to open wide tonight ;)

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  22. haha, didn't know that before

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  23. first comment ahahahahahahaahahaha

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  24. "Feeling sad? Come suck my d..." That's where they wanna get :D

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  25. Well... I feel pretty good after making it, so sure, why not?

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  26. Oh jeez, the jokes this article has spawned... hahaha

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  27. this just makes sense cuz my woman is always a lot happier after we have sex xD

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