i dont find anything gross. and this made me nauseous.
id love to see the DUDE who came up with this. i personally get a reaction to splooge... an alergic(itchy) reaction that is. not pleasant. plus i find the very smell if it positively repellent. like clorox. :x
Quick to blow it off, sc? (please see Freudian Slips 101) :twisted:
I think there is likely something accurate in that "study" - seriously. But not in the way it was reported.
A woman who habitually uses condoms is not in a long term satisfying relationship. In general, women do not NEED a long term satisfying relationship to be happy. But...if a woman is continually sleeping around (using condoms), chances are that she is LOOKING for one and cannot find it (for whatever reasons, likely having to do with her own intimacy conflicts)
That woman is likely to not be too happy.
THAT is the danger of "studies" - the real reason for the results may not be at all what the inferences of the biased study claims.
When in doubt, use your own barometer of scientific research. Your common sense.
There was no Freudian slip - I thought the phrase worked rather well given the subject matter. And I may be mistaken, but I believe "Gordon Gallup" is a code-name used by a prominent FEMALE scientist in the rapidly enlarging field of semen/anti-depressant research.
I have printed off the study, and made 6,543 copies to pass out to my closest friends. Anything I can do to cheer somebody up......
I seriously wonder how you propose a study like this for federal funding with a straight face? Gallup is probably a sex obsessed scientist who comes up with 20 such proposals a year. The guys at the funding review board are probably like "Uh-oh, another one from Gallup. Hey guys, look at THIS one...."
Janine, they did say that they looked into other possible explanations, including strength of the relationships, and personality types, and neither of them offered a statistically significant explanation. One might wonder, actually, if abstaining from using condoms is WHY these women might have longer relationships, rather than the other way around. At least from my personal standpoint, the study just shows that the natural way is probably best, as usual. If it does have this effect, it shows that mother nature has more built in ways to ensure the survival of the species.
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