Sa­ti­ated women more re­spon­sive to sex

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Lifestyle -

If you want great sex tonight, take your lady for a sump­tu­ous din­ner. No, not to set her mood right, but to stave off her hunger pangs first, a small yet in­ter­est­ing study has re­vealed.

Ac­cord­ing to re­searchers from Univer­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, San Diego, women with full stom­achs are more likely to re­spond to ro­man­tic arousal than women with empty stom­achs.

“What the study does sug­gest is that our brains re­spond to dif­fer­ent re­wards with sim­i­lar cir­cuitry, and that they in­ter­act with each other,” post­doc­toral re­searcher Alice Ely told Mic.com.

“One class of re­wards (food, sex, money) po­ten­tially could make other classes of re­wards more ex­cit­ing or pleas­ant,” she was quoted as say­ing.

To reach this con­clu­sion, Ely asked 20 women to fast for eight hours.

Af­ter eight hours, they were then showed a se­ries of “neu­tral” im­ages and ro­man­ti­cally-themed im­ages and were placed un­der brain scans.

Later, the women were given a 500-calo­rie nutri­tion sup­ple­ment drink and were shown the same im­ages again.

Ely and her col­leagues found that the sa­ti­ated women were “more re­spon­sive to ro­man­tic cues” than they were be­fore they ate.

“Phys­i­cal dis­com­fort is pretty in­com­pat­i­ble with de­sire,” she noted.

“Af­ter not eat­ing for a long time, we feel un­com­fort­able and when we overeat, we are un­com­fort­able. Find the mid­dle ground,” Ely told Mic.com.

The study ap­peared in the jour­nal Ap­petite.

PHOTO: IS­TOCK

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