Friday Weird Science: Creative Uses of the Stopwatch

Dec 11 2009 Published by under Friday Weird Science

For Sci, the weird science tends to come in spurts (heh heh...heh). There will be times when I am literally digging through Pubmed trying to find ANYTHING ODD AT ALL, and then there are times, like now, when people are tweeting and emailing and g-chatting and all but screaming in my ear with the weird. Got enough crazy sexual crap around here to last for WEEKS.
And a good thing, too, cause it's all about premature ejaculation, and don't we all wish we could last for weeks...
So we get to this week. I was going to cover an amazing dog caper, but this one is so very relevant to LAST week's weird science that I felt they had to follow in sequence. Dog capers next week. Stay tuned. Waldinger et al. "A multinational population survey of intravaginal ejaculation latency time." J. Sex. Med. 2005.
And I hereby dedicate this post (for better or worse...) to Miriam of the Oyster's Garter (and Seaplex!), who sent Sci the paper within TWO MINUTES of me sending out a desperate tweet for journal access. She was not a bit premature. 🙂 Also, yay Twitter.

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Breaking Tuesday Weird Science!

Dec 08 2009 Published by under Friday Weird Science

Normally Sci wouldn't bother with weird science until Friday (the rest of the week is reserved for ACTUAL science, you know. And terrible poetry, of course), but this is just too good. And there's no actual paper on it. So it's Tuesday Weird Journalistic Science...or something. So we're going to have to be...premature.
Premature Ejaculation: Marketing the Condition Before the Drug
*sits down, looks very concerned, and lowers glasses in a very sympathetic sort of manner *
Men, did you ever worry that you were...premature? you do now!

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Friday Weird Science: Hyposexual, Hypersexual, and Oxytocin

Dec 04 2009 Published by under Friday Weird Science

Oh, you all thought oxytocin posts were DONE!? BY NO MEANS. For oxytocin lends itself to the truly weird science, and this one simply could not be ignored. In addition, Sci is compelled to blog this paper out of sympathy and understanding for the poor little grad student (or possibly the tech) who WITNESSED this entire experiment, on a weekly basis, for I don't know how long. Oh you devoted servant of science, Sci takes her hat off to you this day.
...moment of silence... Pattij, et al. "Individual differences in male rat ejaculatory behavior: searching for models to study ejaculation disorders." European Journal of Neuroscience, 2005.
We'll get to what the poor student did in a minute.
So what, might you think, is the biggest problem in sexual dysfunction these days? From the abundance of couples in matching bathtubs and various other really awful commercials for Cialis and Viagra, etc, you'd really think it was erectile dysfunction. But in fact, there is ANOTHER sexual disorder that is possibly more common, and which has just as big of an impact on a guy's sexual quality of life...
(Before you go below the fold, things possibly NSFW, blah de blah, it's Friday, you should know this by now.)

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