The sane voice in our head often gets ignored when it comes to matters of the heart, and the groin apparently.
A new study has showed that being turned on overrides the natural disgust response, allowing women to do things they wouldn’t normally in the sack.
Something Miss Anastasia Steele can testify to we think…
Research carried out by the scientists at the University of Groningen separated 90 women into three groups.
One watched an erotic video, one a high-adrenaline sports film, and the third had to watch a video of a train.
We know which group we’d rather have been in!
Afterwards, all the women had to perform 16 gross tasks – like drinking from a cup with a bug in it, putting their hands in a tray of used condoms, eating a cookie that was next to a live worm and wiping their hands with a used tissue.
The women who had watched the erotica just got on with it and found the tasks much less disgusting than the train spotters.
Dr. Ian Kerner, a sexuality counsellor told ABC News, “I think this study is interesting in that it helps support the idea that sexual arousal lowers inhibitions and often enables one to participate in activities that they might normally find disgusting or off-putting."
Despite being small study, the authors are suggesting it sheds light on conditions involving sexual dysfunction and that if women are not properly turned on before sex, they may find it repulsive and start to avoid it.
Sounds like they’ve found a fancy way of saying what women have been demanding for years – foreplay.
What do you think?