Beth Simmonds says…

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SOME­TIMES I get a lit­tle bit self­ish and choose a good meal over sex.

When I think back on my last re­la­tion­ship, there were times when I just wasn’t in the mood, so I would sit around in my PJs eat­ing Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. My ex was a bit an­noyed at that!

And after I’ve pigged out on sweet treats, the last thing on my mind is get­ting phys­i­cal in

the bed­room. FOR cen­turies women have been fiercely di­vided over one sim­ple ques­tion… what’s bet­ter – food or SEX?

But it seems for us blokes, the de­bate is of­fi­cially set­tled – we’re will­ing to STARVE for a le­gover!

Bonk boffins have fi­nally proven that male brains are wired to ig­nore food in favour of sex.

New sci­en­tific re­search has con­firmed that men are “en­gi­neered to be more sen­si­tive to sex than food” when given the choice be­tween the two.

And lab tests sug­gest that we are will­ing to go HUN­GRY if it means hav­ing an ex­tra fum­ble be­tween the bed­sheets!

And how did th­ese brain­boxes ar­rive at such a baf­fling con­clu­sion? Worms! Re­searchers ob­served a species of mi­cro­scopic round­worms – C.el­e­gans – and found that male worms almost al­ways chose find­ing a mate over look­ing for food.

A source from the Univer­sity of Rochester said: “Although this study did not in­volve hu­mans, many pre­vi­ous dis­cov­er­ies made by ob­serv­ing this species of round­worm ap­ply to most other an­i­mals.

“Th­ese male sub­jects pri­ori­tised so­cial ac­tiv­ity – in par­tic­u­lar sex­ual ac­tiv­ity – over ba­sic needs, such as eat­ing, sheds light on sim­i­lar be­hav­iour ex­hib­ited in hu­mans.”

In a sep­a­rate ex­per­i­ment, sci­en­tists ge­net­i­cally en­gi­neered some of the worms to be “more sen­si­tive” to food. They found that th­ese ‘ hun­grier’ crea­tures were less suc­cess­ful at mat­ing

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