Thursday, January 2, 2014

Why Sexual Frustration Is Bad for Your Health

New research on fruit flies discovered some pretty surprising facts about the effect of sexual frustration.
Can’t get no satisfaction? The situation could be worse than you think. Sure, sexual frustration is … well, frustrating. But new research suggests it could also be bad for your physical health.

OK, granted the research was done with fruit flies — not exactly our closest animal counterparts. But the intriguing findings may pave the way for human studies on the subject. “It may not be a myth that sexual frustration is a health issue,” according to lead researcher and University of Michigan professor Scott D. Pletcher. Expecting sex and then not getting it was harmful to flies’ health and cut their lifespans short. Read more

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