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Blowjobs Reduce Depression in Women (and Men)

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It’s great that blowjobs can be used as a cure for morning sickness but this blowjob news will blow* you away. The State University of New York has been studying the mood altering effects of chemicals in semen. Their results, shocking:

Blowjobs are good for a woman’s health.

In case you didn’t get it the first time, I’ll repeat myself:

BLOWJOBS ARE GOOD FOR A WOMAN’S HEALTH!

Specifically, blowjobs reduce depression in women (and men).

This may sound like a male conspiracy to get more blowjobs (which it very well could be) but luckily the team from State have provided the credentials from the study.

Semen has a lot more to offer than just little guppies, also known as sperm. It contains several chemicals that can elevate mood (esterone, oxytocin, serotonin, and a thyrotropin-releasing hormone), increase affection (cortisol),  and induce sleep (melatonin) making semen a mind-altering cocktail.

Researchers (Gallup, Burch, and Platek) interviewed 293 female college students from the Albany campus and got the women to give them blowjobs and compared their sex lives with a survey on depression. They found that women who never used condoms had fewer depression symptoms than those who always used condoms or abstained from sex entirely (not factoring the risk of not using a condom). Women who were abstinent or promiscuously practicing safe-sex were equally depressed meaning that women who are having sex aren’t happier. It is the seminal fluid and its antidepressant qualities that make women happier.

The study also showed that women have better concentration and are better at cognitive tasks when exposed to semen.

So why blowjobs specifically? Because an accidental pregnancy can cause depression. Be safe and be happy by swallowing as much semen as you can.

 

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Comments

  • Qbert

    If there was no risk of getting pregnant vaginal transfer of semen works too right?

  • Lizzy

    Giving blowjobs is fun and if it’s good for me then I guess I’ll do it more!

  • http://www.sex.com Chico Dusty

    Yep. It might even work through the skin? Just guessing. If those chemicals get into a lady’s bloodstream, she’ll feel the effects of them. It might take a lot of semen but she’ll feel blissful eventually.

  • http://www.sex.com Chico Dusty

    Yes. Yes. Oh god, yes. Please give more blowjobs. In a previous post we learned that they’re going down (haha, get it?) in popularity! We can’t let that happen!

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  • Enigma22

    I will graciously volunteer to help you on your quest to feel better. ;)

  • http://foreverjobless.com/ Billy Murphy

    Excellent news!

  • Jim Pfaus

    Ummmmmmm… Not to be too much of a pest, but how exactly did the scientists conclude that it is a chemical IN semen that does this? Did they analyze the semen? Did they have a control group that gave BJs but did not swallow? Perhaps being open to giving and receiving sexual pleasure alone makes people happier? It is nice to believe that there are magic substances… Spanish fly,… Rhino horn, etc., but until you do the study correctly, and control for alternative (and simpler) explanations there is no reason to console ANYTHING magical about semen and mood.

  • http://www.sex.com Chico Dusty

    Hey Jim, thanks for your input.

    It’s actually not just swallowing and blowjobs, it’s any contact with seminal fluid (because they did study semen and found that it shared certain chemical ingredients with pharmaceutical anti-depressants as mentioned in the blog post). It can be absorbed through the skin, vagina, anus, or mouth for the anti-depressant to take effect. However, if you’ve ever handled semen you know that you don’t want it all over your skin. You might as well empty out a bottle of glue and moisturize with it. Anal sex can be painful and should not be done without protection, which is why we don’t recommend trying to absorb semen anally. Vaginal absorption poses a similar problem because we don’t want to promote unplanned pregnancy.

    Blowjobs are the least harmful way for someone to reap the anti-depressant rewards of semen. One could conceivably drink semen but that seems cruel.

    Of course, if you are the real Jim Pfaus, I don’t want to undermine the work you’ve done with neurochemical psychology and sexuality. Let’s just agree that the scientific credentials of this study are questionable (as are the scientific credentials of the Sex.com Blog). However, the study is hilarious and gives hope to men everywhere.

  • http://www.sex.com Chico Dusty

    You do realize that Sex.com is a pornography website and by extension this is a pornography blog, right?

  • http://www.sex.com Chico Dusty

    Hey thanks, Bill! Welcome to the Sex.com Blog.

  • Jim Pfaus

    Hey Chico… Yeah, it’s me, the “real” one. I’m fine with sex.com being a porn website and this being a porn blog. I just want the study, no matter how hilarious it is, to be questioned on the basis of experimental rigor. I know that semen contains a host of chemicals, but absorption through skin or mucosal membranes (vagina, anus, intestines)is extremely limited given the huge number of enzymes that break things down into constituents. Compounds that actually pass through those and make it into the blood stream and eventually to their target tissues and receptors do so because they are either naturally or chemically altered to be resistant to enzymatic breakdown (e.g., fatty acids, amino acids, cholesterols, etc). But even if individual amino acids aer found in semen, like trytophan, it likely does absolutely nothing because the nzyme that converts it into the precursor of serotonin is a rate limiting enzyme (meaning that the amount of serotonin made is entirely based on the amount of tryptophan converted, which itself is limited by the amount of the enzyme available). Unfortunately, that calls into question the entire notion of semen itself acting as an antidepressant. So we have to look for other explanations, some of which could have been ruled out with the proper experimental controls. This is what kills me about questionable studies like this. And of course they get LOADS (excuse the pun) of press, ultimately becoming urban legends rather than scientific facts.

  • http://www.sex.com Chico Dusty

    Everyone, listen to this man. He’s an expert.

    Just because a funny study was put on the internet, don’t just accept it as fact.

    Thanks Jim!

  • Jim Pfaus

    So… imagine that people who are willing and able and passionate about giving BJs are actually happier than people who are not, and imagine that people willing to swallow and savor bodily secretions are the happiest of all. This should be very easy to study. The cause-effect relationship could be determined (am I happy because I give BJs or am I happy and therefore I love to give BJs). The way to test this is to get a bunch of people together (men and women) and rate their happiness levels. Then have them as part of the experiment rate their desire for and from giving BJs, and the degree to which they do this and swallow (or otherwise ingest cum). Then run a correlation. Are the happiest people also the ones who rate highest in the BJ giving category, and are they significantly more likely to swallow?

    Now, correlation does not infer causation. So a second sampling needs to be done. In this one you have people rate their BJ enjoyment and swallowing, and then see the proportion in each who score high, moderate, or low on a happiness scale. Why is this needed? Because it then helps to establish the path of causality. What if people who are really happy are also likely in the first sample to rate high in the enjoyment of BJs and cum, but in the second sample the proportions are not significantly different in terms of the happiness level in the groups? That means that you cannot predict it: being happy makes you want to give BJs and swallow, but giving BJs and swallowing per se does not predict happiness, as may occur when someone is forced to do it rather than wants to do i). And this is key… a person in that second category would be swallowing semen. So if swallowing alone was key because of ingestion of antidepressant substances in semen, then you would expect those people to be happier.

    Of course, the opposite could happen, and there could be predictive validity. IF so, THEN we would have more credence to substances in semen doing it. That would then be tested in another experiment in which people so inclined would simply drink real semen donated for the experiment, or some control substance that appears the same in viscosity and taste, and then see who is happier after a time. Both groups would be willing, and all would be told they were getting semen. If the real semen group was happier than the fake semen group, you’d have it. IF not, then that would rule out constituents in semen.

    Yeah… it gets way less sexy when you consider the experimental design of such a study! BUT… imagine if it really did come out (again, excuse the pun) the way the authors think, and ingesting semen really DID increase happiness? That would be a true revelation. And if not, then it would all be about the happiness of people and their willingness to give BJs. Although the latter sounds way less interesting, a discussion about BJs and cum swallowing during an early date may well give one a good prediction of the happiness and sexual proclivity of the other person, something that could weed out a potentially crappy relationship. And I bet the same thing holds true for men and women who like to go down on women and savor the flavor…

  • http://www.sex.com Chico Dusty

    Jim, the legitimacy you’ve brought to this blog is incredible. Thank you.

  • Mike

    Lizzy,
    Can I please have your number?

  • Sometimes neglected of the D & it shows.

    This makes absolute total sense!!

  • Steven Platek

    Chico, Jim, great commentary, however the study in no way mentioned oral sex, or swallowing that was an interpretation taken by the media, trust me I was one of the authors of the paper.

    There are now several papers /chapter on the biochemistry of human semen – and it does contain a plethora of bioactive agents: serotonin, dopamine precursors, prostaglandins, gonadal steroids, etc etc. Whether these chemical survive ingestion – digestion is unknown. However it is known that some of the chemicals can survive the caustic and hostile environment of the female vagina and as such can actually be absorbed into the bloodstream. There is data from OB/GYN studies showing that some chemicals can be measured in the bloodstream minutes after vaginal administration.

    In our study what we did was use condom use as a proxy for dose-response curve. Then we asked participants to complete a beck depression inventory (BDI). Turns out that women using contraceptives “All of the time” and those that were having no sex had about equal levels of depression and both were just over clinical. The other groups were (note this is a self-report study, and all the limitations surrounding that type of study apply here) women who used condoms all of the time, most of the time, some of the time and none of the time. When we controlled, statistically, for things like relationship satisfaction, relationship length (and in a future study my colleague RBurch controlled for reported pleasure) these things did not antagonize the effect that seemed to demonstrate that women who were exposed to semen were in fact experiencing reductions in depression.

    The lead author of the study, G Gallup even has anectdotal self-reports (emails) from women who wrote to him after the study was published and reported similar feelings.

    As for BJs’ we can always hope… but I think when it comes (sorry) to the nature of semen we need to think more about it having biological effects in vagina, anus and perhaps dermal.

  • Justz

    This has been one of the most education blogs I’ve read in a long time. I also appreciate the moderater of the blog not getting upset when a reader challenged something…and in doing that it allowed for a much deeper and more educated discussion. Props to you all.

  • Justz

    *educational…sorry

  • http://www.sex.com Chico Dusty

    Hi Steven,

    I guess this is a bad case of the telephone game. Unfortunately the link to the source I used disappeared but it very clearly misconstrued your words, as I did too. The idea of semen being an anti-depressant is something that men have dreamed about for ages and I jumped on board without doing proper research.

    Thanks for commenting and setting the record straight. Much appreciated.

  • http://www.sex.com Chico Dusty

    Hey man, it’s just the Socratic method. We’ll never come to the proper conclusion unless we each get to argue our case.

  • Justz

    Agreed, it’s just sooooo much more often than not people hide behind the anonymity of the “Internet” and use it to be close minded and harsh or nasty when they are disagreed with. I love how one of the writers of the article itself was able to interject as well. Wasn’t at all what I expected to see when I clicked on the link from FB. It’s nice to have a fetish validated either way, for the giver and receiver.

  • Leona

    This is awesome news, I suppose that’s why I’m a happy lady (and my husband is also a very happy person)! I never knew why I loved giving head so much and now I do! Thank you for this information!

  • Pete

    I’ll be damned, here is the study: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12049024

  • Jeff

    you are a gem lizzy! if you need counseling, I could be of some service. Or in need or some. (service).
    I would Imagine the same applies to the sweet nectar of happiness. For men too yummy!

  • Jeff

    Thanks Pete for sharing hope the fine women of this great nation want to help themselves we have done all we can or at least my zipper works great.LOL Really good info for married couples, I have joked a bit. I would volunteer my highly commended servicing abilities to see if there is evidence to support the same for cunnilingus. of tested attractive females for the sake of science.

  • http://www.sex.com Chico Dusty

    Attaboy Jeff.

  • http://www.sex.com Chico Dusty

    We’re full of surprises. Feel free to recommend this blog to anyone over 18.

  • http://www.sex.com Chico Dusty

    Hi Leona. Glad to hear you and your husband are doing well!

  • http://www.sex.com Chico Dusty

    Nice work, Pete. Thanks!

  • AL B

    Blowjobs are cool,but they really dont do a lot for me, some time I go limp and my girl is really good at it”I will get more now that I no its good for my lady!!!

  • juan heriberto

    Not to be a killjoy, but I have noticed my own reaction after my orgasm, which is the onset of a rather cerebral nature… and not necessarily pleasant- or “happy- feelings. On the contrary, it’s like I just gave birth to my inner critic… who has opinions about Everything… very analytic, and serious (but even-tempered, generally).
    Is this one of those “no free lunch” kinda things? I mean, I will always dig the Feel-good ‘getting there’ part, anyhow… ^..^

  • RoQQboTTomm

    Lizzy is a bot…or a catfisherwoman.

  • B Mills

    I would rather get railed or be depressed. Blowjobs are so annoying.

  • André

    It’s been studied, there is 0% chance for sperm to survive its passage in the digestive system.

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  • Alex

    The semen does not need to survive in order to convey the chemicals that it is made up of.

  • Jay Dash

    So your telling me that Ballsack is more effective than Prozac?

  • http://www.sex.com Chico Dusty

    Correction, Balzac is better than Prozac http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honor%C3%A9_de_Balzac

  • http://www.sex.com Chico Dusty

    I think you’re right, RoQQoTTomm. But until we know for sure, I think it’s ok to pine over her.

  • http://www.sex.com Chico Dusty

    Good for you, Al. But remember, don’t force anything if you’re not into it. You got to be true to yourself first and foremost.

  • http://www.sex.com Chico Dusty

    Interesting. Different strokes for different folks, I guess.

  • http://www.sex.com Chico Dusty

    I think introspection after sex is a good thing. As long as it doesn’t hinder your enjoyment during or dissuade you from having orgasms again, you’ll be just fine. You’re just a cerebral person.

  • Jay The Critic

    Camus can do but Sartre is smarter

  • WandyDiane

    You know, it doesn’t really matter to me if giving blow jobs has scientific data to back up the premise that those who give are happier. I am in fact happier when I give them! Why you may ask? Because my man loves getting them! He gets happy which in turn makes me happy. He is satisfied and then satisfies me in return. And then I am even more happy! And why not swallow. It’s a teaspoon of semen, not a glassful!

  • Bob

    I love the taste too! I just haven’t had a man in a long time. Oh well, something to look forward to. :)

  • http://www.sex.com Chico Dusty

    Hang in there! They’ll come around.

  • http://www.sex.com Chico Dusty

    WandyDiane, you have a great attitude. Your husband is a very lucky man. If only more people could get it right like you guys.

  • http://www.sex.com Chico Dusty

    Oh yeah? Well Scooby-Doo can do but Jimmy Carter is smarter.

    Hey, if you like The Simpsons you should check this blog post out: http://www.sex.com/news/blog/2013/01/18/spongebob-porn-parody-rule-34/

  • paul

    I.totally agtee thry are good gor you laddies

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  • Daniel

    can I bee your friend then :P

  • Daniel

    can we be friends then :P

  • moni

    I always feel better after giving a blow job :)

  • weyro

    WYKOP KURWA!!!!!!!!!

  • Thoughtsablaze

    Juan – If your inner critic affects your mood, then perhaps you’re experiencing a version of post-coital tristesse.

  • Mono

    Ok so why does my wife say I make here fell like a horror every time I
    Ask her for a blowjob. What do you woman think about that

  • EX

    Lizzy for the win:)
    If you ever need volunteers now you know where to check:P

  • Doidle

    In a blind study… “within 30 minutes of dermal exposure, cortisone levels in women decreased drastically”

  • gerardo

    Hi Im latino man 55 years old interested.?.?

  • Carol

    Mono, sorry to hear about your wife feeling like a whore when you ask for a BJ. It is the culture that makes many women feel bad about having sex, or performing particular sexual acts. Women grow up with opposing messages. Young women are encouraged to dress sexy but not to have sex, or too much sex, whatever that may be. In my opinion, if you take away the cultural behavior expectations, and just look at male and female biology and potential for enjoying sex, sex is a very good thing for both men and women. I believe that sex daily leads to great happiness. It strengthens the intimacy between partners, and the endorphins released during orgasm make people feel great. Another benefit of daily sex, is that it becomes much easier for a woman to achieve orgasm, and multiple orgasms when there is greater frequency of sex. Men,can last longer and also enjoy multiple orgasm when there is daily sex. When both people are feeling really good because of frequent sex, it is much easier, and more desirable to try a variety of things. Another benefit is less arguing, because you both appreciate each other more. As far as oral sex goes, orgasm makes a person feel better, whether or not body fluids are contributing to feeling good or not. Oral sex is an important part of sexual repertoire. At least in my life! If your partner feels bad about it for reasons outside of themselves, there are some great tools that sex therapists can provide for couples, to get past bad feelings. My husband sent this to me on my e-mail, and I think it’s great!

  • 5citiesgirl jenyluv

    This study sou. Cant wait tonds great, wat about rubbing the sperm alover the breasts n face. Can i get the anti depresion endorphins that way rather than swalowing? Thanks for ur blog! .cant wait to incorporate this into my sesions!

  • fitsexysm@rt

    Lizzy, sorry to say, is most likely a promiscuous female who is lacking in intelligence and self esteem, and probably earns a living performing these (and several other) acts which helps to validate her existence in life..

    This article is merely yet another forum whereby males are yet again trying to ‘blow jobs’ as an essentially beneficial activity.
    Scientific studies have repeatedly proven that there are other more effective ways of increasing endorphins and the levels of serotonin, oxytocin, dopamine, other mood-enhancing brain chemicals and hormones. Exercise, yes good old fashioned exercise is the key! Even 15 to 20 minutes of aerobic activity will stimulate the release of these feel-good chemicals in the brain. In addition to this, repeated activity will have even more extensive benefits such as reducing the percentage of (excess) body fat and increasing muscle tone!

    So get your lazy asses off your computer chairs, all of you internet addicted guys, and go for that walk/run/swim/climb or whatever and start reaping the benefits! Who knows you may actually really enjoy it!! ..And yes, for all the smart arse clowns who will quickly pipe up with the fact that sex is an aerobic activity, – yes that is correct. *But* only if done vigorously enough and for long enough – ideally longer than 5 minutes (and most ideally around 20-30 minutes) which is probably substantially waaaaay longer than the majority of you are able to endure.

  • fitsexysm@rt

    …Don’t get me wrong though, cardiovascular exercise is not the be all and end all so to speak, but it’s benefits certainly outweigh it’s absence from anyone’s life.

    Massage is another means of increasing levels of the neurotransmitters serotonin, dopamine and oxytocin. Healthy, balanced levels of serotonin produce a calm, general sense of well-being. Dopamine assists the human body with mood, attention, learning and sleep. Oxytocin, dubbed the “hugging hormone,” produces feelings of calm and contentment.

    And speaking of hugging, yes this also is highly beneficial in boosting the previously mentioned brain chemicals, as is something as simple as a few kind,loving words spoken softly to your partner :)

  • Tokaro

    what was the name of the study, where is it published? I wonder if birthcontrolpills where one of the parameters in this study? if you use them you might not use condoms and you might also be releaved of depression caused by PMS, wich a lot of women suffer from..

  • papo

    hi there would love to satay in touch ,i enjoy giving as much as receiving

  • Kaz

    I have depression, severe depression, but giving blow jobs and having sex makes me feel better. So real fact or just made up to get more mens dicks sucked, who cares! If it makes you feel better, do it more often!

  • cooler

    Huh!…as longer as men perform oral sex on women and swallow their juice, then it’s alright.

  • http://www.sex.com Chico Dusty

    It’s only fair. Right guys?

  • http://www.sex.com Chico Dusty

    But also, it’s always a good idea to get more conventional treatment when suffering from severe depression.

  • http://www.sex.com Chico Dusty

    Great advice. We can’t always have the quick fix. If we want to feel better, we got to work for it.

  • Red

    I can say from being a female, that at first I thought this was going to be a bunch of horny men trying to get women to give BJ’s more. But, i’m impressed with the adult (for the most part) view this conversation has gone. I’m still not sure if I believe that seamen is the wonder cure for depression. I will say however, that after giving a BJ and seeing how happy my partner is, that in turn makes me feel happy.

  • Amber

    i have to agree,bj’s are something i have always been good at but hated doing, and letting my husband go in my mouth, not happening. we tried, i vomited. he even tried the wife’s tale about eating lot of pineapple to make the semen taste sweeter, didn’t work.i feel bad because i am the only one to ever get my husband off that way, and i feel i’m steeling a delight he should have had before our marriage from him. but even with the possible result of depression and my poor husbands case, bjs are something i will still only give sparingly.

  • Amber

    i have to agree it is the culture she was brought up in that would make her feel this way. the way most see it is a slut can give a good bj. so for a women giving a bj is shameful and finding out your actually really good at it is even worse.but the idea of marriage usually makes it OK. for example i would not even try to give a bj till i was married.

  • Amber

    i agree it probably has something to do with have a healthy relationship and the enjoyment of pleasing you partner. i wonder if the same could be said for going down on a girl?

  • http://www.sex.com Chico Dusty

    The professionals that have been nice enough to contribute to the comments make it seem that this study could be bogus. But your perspective is a good one, happiness by proxy cannot be denied.

  • http://www.sex.com Chico Dusty

    Hey Amber,

    You should read our interview with Camille Crimson. She’s an independent porn star that does mostly blowjob scenes. Anyways, she has some interesting views on blowjobs that might reassure you. Either way, all it comes down to is your comfort level. If you’re not comfortable doing it then you shouldn’t.

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  • http://kuponline.pl gb

    wow, great news!

  • hyhpoland

    bullshit depresion is in the cause without feels where you dont love nobody

  • bringerofbadnews

    Sorry to give you guys bad news but this is not true, semen does not elevate mood. To site my source here’s a better article about the study.

    http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/unique-everybody-else/201209/semen-antidepressant-think-again

  • http://www.sex.com Chico Dusty

    Very informative. Not enough jokes.

  • Andrea

    This is stupid, those women are probably happier because they’re in committed relationships, not because they drink sperm.

  • http://www.sex.com Chico Dusty

    Hang on a sec now, no one said anything about committed relationships or drinking sperm. It’s just contact with seminal fluid.

  • Drewfus

    The researchers specifically state in their work that they have not tested the effects of orally digesting semen

    Their research findings only apply to vaginal absorption of semen

    But I’m sure the facts weren’t as exciting as the BIG BOLD CATCHY TITLE AND SEXY CHICK – you’re like those dudes on fb that post pics of themselves flexing in the mirror… anything for attention

  • http://annacherry.com Shiva

    Links please! Reputable sources! Studies…

    Information this important must be properly documented! ;)

  • http://pocketmoniaccount.blogspot.com Emmanuel A

    I want a good looking young girl to be my friend.

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  • http://logicversusemotion.blogspot.com Eroscott

    Emmanuel A, there is an old Chinese saying: Young woman make old man feel young. And by extension, we could probably say she would make him feel happy. Don’t know what the young woman would feel, though.

    I agree with those who say pleasing one’s partner is a key to happiness in a committed sexual relationship. One of the things I liked best, when I had a committed relationship, was to go down on my lady and help her achieve an orgasm with my mouth.

  • Bozena

    kto chetny mi wylizac 19 letnia szparke ?

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