Go out and have unprotected sex, you'll be happier! Say what?!
That's what researchers from SUNY Albany are saying in a new study. They claim that certain chemicals found in semen can have a positive effect on the physical and mental health of women who frequently engage in unprotected sex.
According to the study, "semen is known to contain such "mood-altering chemicals" as estrone and oxytocin, which elevate mood; cortisol, which promotes affection; serotonin, which acts as an antidepressant; and melatonin, which induces sleep."
They determined through an anonymous survey of 293 women on campus, that women who have oral sex or unprotected sex on a regular basis were "happier than those who practiced safe sex."
To measure the mood of survey participants, researchers had the women complete the Beck Depression Inventory, which is a standard clinical test used to assess depressive symptoms.
Of all their findings, perhaps the most interesting was the discovery that sexually active women who usually or always used condoms were on par in their unhappiness with women who abstained from sex altogether.
We'll see how "happy" they are after they get an STD.
According to statistics an estimated 65 million Americans are living with an STD. There are 19 million new cases of STDs every year. And women are even more at risk for some STDs. For instance 75% of women have Chlamydia and don't even know it. 1 in 4 women have HPV. Not to mention women account for one in four new HIV diagnoses and deaths caused by AIDS.
Why don't they just start selling medicinal sperm at sperm banks, it'd be safer.
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