Tag: sex & the brain

A New, Effective Treatment for Restless Leg Syndrome: Orgasm

By Patrick Morgan | April 2, 2011 4:03 pm

Spasms. Burning sensations. Sleep deprivation. To those suffering with restless leg syndrome (RLS), these are nightly afflictions. New research suggests that orgasm—by any means possible—may be a good way to alleviate the condition.

RLS is a neurological disorder that afflicts upwards of 10% of people in the U.S. and Europe: As RLS-sufferers try to sleep, their legs experience burning, tickling, aching, and itching sensations; these uncomfortable feelings build up until the leg spasms out of control. This cycle repeats throughout the night, writes news.com.au Technology Editor Peter Farquhar, and “it’s not unusual for people who suffer RLS … to describe it as torturous.”

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Very Serious Scientific Study Asks: Which Dance Moves Drive Girls Wild?

By Joseph Calamia | September 8, 2010 3:18 pm

Researchers say they have uncovered the dance floor moves to make the ladies go wild–at least if you’re a naked, faceless, non-gendered avatar. After recording 19 men, aged 18 to 35, with a 12-camera system as they danced in a laboratory, the researchers projected each man’s individual moves onto a computer model and asked 39 women what they thought.

The Good:

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Is Eco-Shame the New Political Correctness?

By Andrew Moseman | June 3, 2008 11:27 am

The back of a gas/electric hybrid carIf you surfed through Yahoo!’s home page this morning, you may have noticed the good news for Toyota Prius-driving men everywhere. A study by General Motors announced that 88 percent of women polled said they’d rather talk to a guy who drives a new fuel-efficient vehicle than a gas-guzzling sports car.

But hold on a second before you run out and buy a hybrid, because that number could be suspect. Self-reported survey data is known for being notoriously problematic; people want be liked, even by strangers they’ll never meet again, so they’re more likely to say what they think will impress the questioner. Green may be in style, but what the GM study may really being showing, unfortunately for heterosexual male tree-huggers, is not that women everywhere want to talk to, date, or marry environmentally responsible men. Rather, it could be that they know they’re supposed to want that.

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