Modern Media Catch-22: Report finds sex always on men's minds...yet cellphone may be damaging sperm production
Apparently, as I am writing this Jointblog post, what I am really thinking about is sex. And here I thought I was focused on a worthy topic about branding, audience building, media trends, market research and ratings victories. Labels: Jointblog
You know, media stuff.
Well, according to a new medical study, maybe I wasn't after all.
Then again, yesterday's British article scientically stating that cellphone usage hampers quality sperm production gets you understandably thinking. It's news to pause anyone's swimmers.
I better set down that cellphone and keep those high-energy lithium batteries away from my sensitive areas.
Meanwhile, the iPod celebrated its 5-year birthday Monday...but wait...Don't those have intense batteries, too? Can't we have it all? The iPod, the cellphone AND the great sex?
It's the modern tech age example of Catch-22. Use new tech gadgets to connect at the risk of limpy sperm. Is this an underhanded conspiracy plot to keep western culture populations in decline?
Just what are those batteries doing to us when we keep our iPod or cellphone (or other PDA) on our hip or front pocket for hours every day?
The United Press International reports:
Researchers at the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction at Indiana University say most men are always thinking of sex.Well, if these batteries are going to affect our sexual performance, at least we can use the Internet to download whatever to help us out. The spam I still get (despite blockers) tells me so, anyway.
A study released Tuesday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Scientists found 54 percent of men and 19 percent of women admit they think about sex every day -- or several times a day -- in a society where they are bombarded with subconscious erotic images.
Scientists at the University of Minnesota found sexy subliminal images competed for attention in the brain even when the images were not right before a subject's eyes and most people are not consciously aware of them, ABC News reported.
Researchers also found sexual orientation often determines how the brain reacts to erotic images. Heterosexual women, for example, were more tuned in to pictures of naked men, the same reaction exhibited by homosexual men. But homosexual woman were equally attuned to naked images of both sexes, the report said.
Reference article here
posted by Chris Kennedy @ Tuesday, October 24, 2006,