Sunday, August 23, 2009

What're they complaining about again?

As always, FoxNews has the answer (March 3, 2009):

The New Vi-eggra? Rotten Egg Smell Has Viagra-Like Effect on Men, Study Finds

The smell of rotting eggs has a Viagra-like effect on men, and the bizarre finding could help doctors develop a more effective version of the popular sex drug, according to a study.

The gas that gives rotten eggs their pungent smell is hydrogen sulphide. Scientists say it also is released from car exhausts and from men just before they have sex, according to the study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Tiny amounts of the gas are released by nerve cells in a man's private part to prepare it for intercourse, a study found.

The gas causes muscle cells in the region to relax, boosting blood flow, and leading to a better erection.

Researchers, from the University of Naples in Italy, made the finding in a study of eight men who had sex-change operations.

Viagra, on the other hand, harnesses a different chemical — nitric oxide — to give users a boost. But one-third of men have found the drug ineffective.

Researchers hope the finding will lead to new drugs to treat erectile dysfunction.

Click here to read more on this story from The Sun.

Yep - 8 men in Italy who had sex-change operations. Now that's what I call definitive.


Anonymous said...

Your story gives new meaning to that phrase "Mount Lavender"....

The jokes are just too easy....

Gillian Swart said...

For shame, Anonymous! This is a serious blog. (Ignore all that laughing in the background ...)

Bella said...

Anonymous thanks for the laugh!
I find nothing sexy about the smell of the landfill! I hope New Ventures the city and DEP are not going to try and tell us if we have a baby boom the landfill had something to do with it!

Anonymous said...

Ironic, I think that Ditto Lavender, when he was running for mayor, once referred to the landfill at Mount Mead.