Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Are you good at tennis and video games?

According to this paper in the journal of sexual medicine, premature ejaculators have lower levels of serotonin in the parts of the brain that control ejaculation. In fact this serotonin difference can even be seen in a rat model of premature ejaculation:

"When large populations of male rats are tested on sexual activity during four successive tests, over time individual rats display a very stable sexual behavior that is either slow, normal or fast as characterized by the number of ejaculations performed. These sexual endophenotypes are postulated as rat counterparts of premature (fast rats) or retarded ejaculation (slow rats)."

Since this is clearly not psychological, and conserved in other species, it makes me wonder if in fact evolution hasn't positively selected it. I could see it being a survival advantage in an illicit encounter, since it leaves more time for flight. All this to introduce the best quote of the week:

She said men with primary premature ejaculation tended to be fast reactors generally.

"These men have very quick reflexes. They may be excellent at playing tennis or computer games, for example."


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Everytime I kick someone's ass at Halo, I'll now call them a retarded ejaculator.

Anonymous said...

At least it's balanced by the fact that as you age you get worse at video games.

Anonymous said...

"Everytime I kick someone's ass at Halo, I'll now call them a retarded ejaculator."

People who play that much Halo often don't have too many opportunities to ejaculate.

David Bradley said...

I'm not sure about this physicist's reaction times, but with a tennis racquet in each hand it must be awkward for him to grab his balls...tennis balls, that is.

Anonymous Coward said...

Great find!

Kiara said...

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