April 29, 2010

Girlie-Man In A Bottle

This can't possibly be a good idea:

Scientists have invented what women want in a man - the sensitivity spray.

They say it is capable of turning the most macho of hunks into a dewy-eyed baby-kisser who says all the right things and stops going down the pub.

Researchers of the Neuromudlation of Emotion - NEMO - faculty at the Friedrich-Wilhelms-University of Bonn say the spray uses the hormone oxytocin, sometimes called 'the cuddle chemical' as it stimulates affectionate feelings in humans.

The scientists worked with researchers at the Babraham Institute in Cambridge and the results of their work are published today FRI in the Journal of Neuroscience.

In experiments, 24 healthy men took nasal sprays containing oxytocin while 24 others received a placebo.

Afterwards the guinea pigs were shown 'emotionally loaded' photographs including a crying child, a young girl embracing a cat and a man in mourning.

The participants were than asked to describe the level of empathy they felt with the subjects in the pictures.

He said they reached the 'levels of sensitivity usually found in females.'

After which I suppose they all get together for a Love, Actually party.

Yech. Just.........yech.

Posted by Robert at April 29, 2010 12:19 PM | TrackBack
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