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Too many sisters affect male sexuality


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GingerNinja
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Thu, Oct 21, 2010, 7:01 pm CDT

Heh. Four boys and four girls in my family. I guess we're all screwed. Metaphorically speaking, of course.


JaySeeDub
Dub C Med School
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Thu, Oct 21, 2010, 7:31 pm CDT

Err...what, exactly, constitutes a "sexy female rat"?


Brian Krueger, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center
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Thu, Oct 21, 2010, 7:55 pm CDT

GingerNinja said:

Heh. Four boys and four girls in my family. I guess we're all screwed. Metaphorically speaking, of course.

Haha, I not sure how well these rat studies translate over to human interactions :P  I think you're ok


Nikkilina
Washington University School of Medicine
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Thu, Oct 21, 2010, 8:01 pm CDT

Um ... well that's interesting. Who thought to do this study? I mean, did they wake up and wonder what makes rats sexy?


Dr Becca, Ph.D.
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Thu, Oct 21, 2010, 8:40 pm CDT

How does being efficient "compensate" for being less attractive?

"I know I'm ugly, baby, but I'll be quick, I promise."

????


JaySeeDub
Dub C Med School
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Thu, Oct 21, 2010, 9:01 pm CDT

@Nikkalina, I was envisioning a situation where someone partook of "herbal supplements" and applied for, and got, funding the next day...

@doc becca, thank you.  I felt like choking on lamb chops this evening. :P


Geeka
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Fri, Oct 22, 2010, 10:51 am CDT

All I think that this means, is if the rat grew up with sisters he 'knew what he was doing' aka 'efficient'.

 

But seriously, how do you test for a sexy rat? And is it emprically sexy, or just whorish?


David Manly
Freelance Science Journalist
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Fri, Oct 22, 2010, 10:52 am CDT

So, female rats that wiggle their ears is sexy to males? I wonder if the same can be said for humans ...

Ladies - I sense an experiment!


becca
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Fri, Oct 22, 2010, 11:13 am CDT

I, for one, will do no ear wiggling for males with N > 2 sisters.


Will
UC Davis
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Tue, Oct 26, 2010, 5:20 pm CDT

Sexy female rats.  Sexual ear wiggling.  You just can't make this stuff up!


Genomic Repairman
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Tue, Oct 26, 2010, 5:26 pm CDT

What did the sister rats beat up the brother rat, dressing him up in girl rat clothing, and make him watch Desperate Housewives?


Brian Krueger, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center
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Tue, Oct 26, 2010, 6:25 pm CDT

Genomic Repairman said:

What did the sister rats beat up the brother rat, dressing him up in girl rat clothing, and make him watch Desperate Housewives?

I'd gladly watch Desperate Housewives over Real Houseswives (of every city in America).  I want to start burning cities to the ground just so they can't start a new series.


Genomic Repairman
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Tue, Oct 26, 2010, 6:31 pm CDT

A-fucking men Brian.


Will
UC Davis
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Tue, Oct 26, 2010, 6:50 pm CDT

But do you do it in girl rat clothing Brian?


Dr. O
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Wed, Oct 27, 2010, 3:15 pm CDT

Will said:

But do you do it in girl rat clothing Brian?

He's in a tutu from what I've heard.


Will
UC Davis
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Thu, Oct 28, 2010, 5:58 pm CDT

Dr. O - Is that what those sexy girl rats (and Brian) are wearing these days?


Dr. O
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Thu, Oct 28, 2010, 6:44 pm CDT

I know nothing - only repeating what the rumors have revealed on our forum. ;)


Nikkilina
Washington University School of Medicine
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Thu, Oct 28, 2010, 8:15 pm CDT

He's actually not in the tutu yet. I've offered to make one for him though!


JanedeLartigue
UC Davis
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Thu, Oct 28, 2010, 10:04 pm CDT

Is the fact that this thread has diverted into a conversation about Brian's tutu an indication of the dodgy quality of the science in this press release!?


Will
UC Davis
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Fri, Oct 29, 2010, 8:41 pm CDT

Yes, but it doesn't change the fact that Brian wears female rat tutus.


JanedeLartigue
UC Davis
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Fri, Oct 29, 2010, 8:56 pm CDT

Now I'm envisaging tutus made out of female rats, that doesn't sound very pleasant. I hope Nikkilina isn't making one of those!


Nikkilina
Washington University School of Medicine
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Fri, Oct 29, 2010, 9:22 pm CDT

I have to have something to occupy my time since I won't have an iPad to play with.

I'm going to stop posting until there's an actual conversation. I don't see a point to just post spammy comments for the sake of trying to catch up, and I doubt that's what Brian had in mind anyway. I'm pretty sure I can't catch up, so congratulations, Jane.


JanedeLartigue
UC Davis
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Fri, Oct 29, 2010, 10:37 pm CDT

Fair enough! I was actually enjoying some of the conversations we had about the news articles today, but yes there isn't any point in spammy comments, that's true.

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