A quick note about all these scientific studies floating around these days: It’s important to realize that these university types most commonly take a small sampling of volunteers—college students, usually—on which to conduct their experiments. Then, after they publish their valid results in a peer-reviewed journal (which are primarily meant for other scientists as tantalizing first steps, tip or hints towards larger research) the media likes to grab their conclusions and attribute them towards the whole of humanity in claims that sound like their headlines are the end-all, be-all of everything.
Got it? That being said—Ohmigod, you guys, women crying turns men off of sex!
The study was conducted by the Weizmann Institute of Science and Wolfson Hospital near Tel Aviv, and researchers asked male volunteers to sniff tears from women who had recently bawled their eyes out at a sad movie. Professor Noam Sobel, researcher on the project, said that they expected the men to get more empathetic but, instead, their sex drives disappeared.
“Communication is key to survival. Humans, like all mammals, use smell in their communication. It is very efficient if you have a chemical signal which transmits what you want—or clearly don't want—in a sexual situation,” Professor Sobel said. And the chemical signal in women’s tears apparently says, “Not interested.” Sure doesn’t look good for all those weeping fetishists out there.
No word, yet, on how women react to men crying. Hot ... or not? SexIs readers, let us know?