Can Sexual Frustration Shorten Your Life?

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Sexual Frustration

Sexual frustration can shorten your lifespan…if you’re a fruit fly.

A new study from the University of Michigan shows that when male fruit fly are denied an opportunity to mate with a female fruit fly emitting pheromones, they undergo a rapid deterioration. They lose their ability to fend off starvation and they are more susceptible to stress, meaning that they live shorter lives.

And when male fruit flies are able to mate, the results are reversed. They end up having longer life spans.

According to Scott D. Pletcher, Ph.D, senior author of the study and professor in the Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology at the U-M Medical School,  “The cutting-edge genetics and neurobiology used in this research suggests to us that for fruit flies at least, it may not be a myth that sexual frustration is a health issue. Expecting sex without any sexual reward was detrimental to their health and cut their lives short.”

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Published on: November 30, 2013

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