14 Jan '11, 2am

Women's tears apparently kill off men's sexual arousal. #Singapore

WASHINGTON (AFP) - – When women cry, their tears send out a chemical signal that puts a damper on men's sexual arousal, a study by Israeli researchers has found. First, the scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, asked women to watch scenes from a heart-wrenching 1979 US movie, "The Champ," in which a young boy weeps over the death of his boxer dad. Then researchers collected the women's tears in vials and presented them to 24 men, aged 23 to 32, who did not know what they contained. Some men sniffed control vials that contained odorless saline solution, and others sniffed vials containing women's tears, which also have no detectable smell. Then, they were shown images of women's faces. Men who had smelled the tears found the images less attractive than the men who had sniffed saline solution. Researchers also tested men's emotional responses by...

Full article: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/afp/20110107/tls-science-us-isra...

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