The gross things women do for sex!
Admit it: when you reeeeeeeeally think about what goes on during sex, it's kind of disgusting. All those fluids moving around, all the sweat, the smell of said sweat and fluids; it's enough to make a girl kind of want to vomit.
Now, don't get me wrong, I'm a big fan of sex but a new study actually explains exactly why, despite all the kind of disgusting things that can happen during the dirty deed, we all still clamor to have PLENTY of it (at least I hope so!).
A Dutch study just published in the journal PLoS One has found that "arousal overrides feelings of disgust and facilitates a woman's desire to do something that a woman who is not aroused might find flat-out repulsive." So what's that mean? Well, if your husband wants you to try something new in bed… apparently all he has to do to get you to agree is to turn you on first!
According to the author's co-author Charmaine Borg: "Women [who] were sexually aroused were more willing to touch and do initially disgusting tasks," which apparently even included NON-sexual things like taking a sip from a cup of juice that had a large (fake) insect in it and taking a bite of a cookie that was sitting next to a living worm. Now THAT's nasty!
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Well… I don't know if I'd actually be able to wipe my hands on a used tissue, the way some of the women did in this study, but it definitely explains a few things about sex! I mean, definitely my most memorable "gross sex" story is going at it right after an intense session at the gym. Trust me, the smell was NOT pretty but at least now I know why I (and plenty of others) have had post-gym sweaty sex! It also totally dispels the myth that men are the only ones really willing to "go there" when it comes to sexy times.
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