The Weekly Hump: Semen Makes Women Happy

September 29, 2010

Every hump day we’ll bring you a new fornication fact. This week find out why women who have unprotected sex are happier.

New research shows that women who have unprotected sex are less depressed and less likely to attempt suicide than women who use protection or refrain from sexual intercourse. The findings were discovered by Gordon G. Gallup, Ph.D., a psychologist at the State University of New York in Albany who surveyed 293 college women. This led researchers to conclude “that semen contains powerful—and potentially addictive—mood-altering chemicals.”

The study also found that “those who did not use condoms were most likely to initiate sex and to seek out new partners as soon as a relationship ended.” Gallup says this is because women formulate a “chemical dependency” to semen and are “more vulnerable to the rebound effect.”

One reason these women may be happier is that hormones found in semen, such as testosterone, estrogen, prolactin, luteinizing hormone and prostaglandins, are known to elevate mood and are easily absorbed through the vaginal walls.  Gallup also says it’s possible that women who have sex without condoms may share “personality traits that make them less susceptible to depression.”

Gallup notes his study is “the first serious attempt to investigate the effect of semen chemistry on women.”

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