Wiseacre (ewin) wrote,
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Tears and sexual response


This is one of those things I'd love to link on twitter, but there's not enough room to contain my response on there.  WHICH IS WHY BLOGGING SOCIAL MEDIA SITES SHOULD NOT BE ABANDONED COMPLETELY.  *ahem*  Scuse me.

But let me just say that I find this article fascinating:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/07/science/07tears.html

Even if the conjectures based upon the findings seem utterly absurd.  Yet another way it's possible to misread results:  the scientists in the study were forced to utilize a very select group of women, who via hormone balance or some other biological factor were able to cry more than usual, in order to collect enough tears to run the study.

So men weren't responding sexually to women who cry.  They were responding sexually to a particular group of women who were capable of turning on the waterworks at a moment's notice.  The findings, while very interesting, are conclusive of nothing (as most findings are), and indicative of any number of things.

That said, one can't help but feel the tongue-in-cheek sarcasm of the journalist in the selection of details revealed about the study.  Especially the choices of movies used.  I may have smirked once or twice.

The last line is face-palmingly hysterical.  (Really?  Really?)
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