MONASH U. (AUS) — The production of sperm is more biologically taxing than previously thought, a new study with crickets proves. In research published in the journal PLoS ONE, Damian Dowling of Monash University and Leigh Simmons, a professor at the University of Western Australia, have investigated the trade-off between sperm quality and immunity.
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Semen has controlling power over female genes and behaviour
THERE’S more to semen than sperm. In many animals, seminal fluid alters both the bodies and sometimes even the behaviour of females. Human semen, too, triggers changes in the uterus, and might have wider effects on women, aimed at just one goal.
Like humans, dogs release more oxytocin when they are happy, and it helps them perform tasks better.
Researchers in Australia have discovered that dogs follow cues better after they were given oxytocin, which means humans have to make them feel loved if they want their dogs to listen to them.
Here's an interesting article linking ingested probiotics with the benefits of more oxytocin production. (I hope this isn't a duplicate, and if so, that this post is eliminated). There's a lot about wound healing also, and how it's related to oxytocin.
The Male Contraception Initiative (MCI) is a non-profit org dedicated to promoting development of new male birth control methods. They have a crowdfunding campaign for one new method at
MCI's website (linked at the above web page) presents information about five different methods, including one called the Clean Sheets Pill. Check it out!
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have highlighted significant similarities between the behavioural effects of oxytocin and alcohol.
After being married for 50 years, I took a careful look at my wife one day and said "Fifty years ago we had a cheap house, a junk car, slept on a sofa-bed and watched a 10-inch black and white TV; but hey, I got to sleep every night with a hot 23-year-old girl.
Why Women Live Longer Than Men
This poem came up on the Writer's Almanac a couple of weeks ago, and I appreciated the feeling of it. It's not a scene that's hot-sexy; to me it recalls two people endeavoring to connect, and how the awkward, humbling process and daily "showing up" and liberal application of loving generosity can turn into a beautiful connection.
here's a taste: