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(PhysOrg.com)   After many months and 100 mini-experiements, a team of doctoral students in Oregon has reached a staggering conclusion - sex is better with a partner   (physorg.com ) divider line
    More: Obvious, Oregon, Quantum Physics, graduate students, mutations, undergraduate students, inbreeding, journal Nature, pathogens  
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2009-10-21 04:56:20 PM  
*SNERK*

"mini" experiments
 
2009-10-21 05:01:55 PM  
Meh...not always.
 
2009-10-21 05:11:05 PM  
partner = avalon.org.ua
 
2009-10-21 05:11:28 PM  
Nobody knows me better than me.
 
2009-10-21 05:26:57 PM  
You mean I've been doing it wrong all this time?!
 
2009-10-21 05:27:05 PM  
Don't knock the Fleshlight until you try one.
 
2009-10-21 06:01:35 PM  
I am going to keep testing this theory for a few more decades.

I'll report my findings in 2039...
 
2009-10-21 06:11:28 PM  
Send me partners. I find this intriguing.
 
2009-10-21 06:40:23 PM  
Great moments in ad placement.

dancininanson.net
 
2009-10-21 07:22:20 PM  
Sometimes I'm really shocked at the dreck that gets published in Nature.
 
2009-10-21 07:24:29 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: Great moments in ad placement.


Google ads really provide sometimes.
 
2009-10-21 07:32:52 PM  
Having been a doctoral student myself.... HOW WOULD THEY KNOW???
 
2009-10-21 08:20:34 PM  
You don't understand.

There are places un Oregon like Albany or Falls City. Not only is there some question as to whether or not a partner is helpful, it becomes obvious about 3 seconds after you check the local stock..."Wait a minute... my hairy knuckles are WAY sexier than any of these freaks of nature!"
 
2009-10-21 08:26:18 PM  

madmann: You don't understand.

There are places un Oregon like Albany or Falls City. Not only is there some question as to whether or not a partner is helpful, it becomes obvious about 3 seconds after you check the local stock..."Wait a minute... my hairy knuckles are WAY sexier than any of these freaks of nature!"


The Roseburg Walmart will make you swear off sex...
 
2009-10-21 08:51:28 PM  
I for one would not mind participating in said experiments with Ms. Parmenter.
 
2009-10-21 08:54:35 PM  

mediablitz: madmann: You don't understand.

There are places un Oregon like Albany or Falls City. Not only is there some question as to whether or not a partner is helpful, it becomes obvious about 3 seconds after you check the local stock..."Wait a minute... my hairy knuckles are WAY sexier than any of these freaks of nature!"

The Roseburg Walmart will make you swear off sex...


Same with the Troutdale one.
 
2009-10-21 09:13:07 PM  
"Graduate student Levi T. Morran and Michelle D. Parmenter, an undergraduate student from Eugene, conducted more than 100 trials..."

I'll bet they did
 
2009-10-21 09:16:01 PM  

madmann: Falls City


Falls City FTW!

Saw a lady fight at the falls once. Spectacular town. Spectacular.
 
2009-10-21 09:24:50 PM  

what_now: Meh...not always.


Not ever, in my experience.
 
2009-10-21 09:25:15 PM  

neilbradley: The Roseburg Walmart will make you swear off sex...

Same with the Troutdale one.


I think that is endemic to all WalMarts. It's the only place I've seen real live mullets in a long time.
 
2009-10-21 09:31:45 PM  

madmann: You don't understand.

There are places un Oregon like Albany or Falls City. Not only is there some question as to whether or not a partner is helpful, it becomes obvious about 3 seconds after you check the local stock..."Wait a minute... my hairy knuckles are WAY sexier than any of these freaks of nature!"


Yeah, totally. There are some pretty hot chicks in P-town, but the farther you get from it, the fewer you'll see. And Albany? It's hard to tell the men from the women in that town. Big, giant hairy toothless.... I'll be in my bunk.
 
2009-10-21 09:39:23 PM  

HowDareYouCallMeAHoser: madmann: Falls City

Falls City FTW!

Saw a lady fight at the falls once. Spectacular town. Spectacular.


You know their motto, right? "Falls City, home of the toothbrush.... because if it had been invented anywhere else, it would have been the teethbrush."

/Too long for a bumper sticker, but got-damn it's accurate.
 
2009-10-21 09:46:52 PM  
I realize that the article isn't about this, but I do find my loads to be quite a bit larger when I'm with my wife as opposed to by myself. That's always puzzled me - it's like my penis knows when it's a practice drill and when it's for real.

And yes, I rarely cum inside her, except for the few months we were trying to conceive. My habits have been influenced heavily by porn.
 
2009-10-21 09:50:07 PM  
Fark needs a 'Spider' tag. Poor arachnophobes like myself click on these innocent looking links.

/shudder
//thinks again
///yah...shudder
 
2009-10-21 09:54:13 PM  

what_now: Meh...not always.


So, evidently you're doing quite well enough....
 
2009-10-21 09:55:29 PM  

madmann: HowDareYouCallMeAHoser: madmann: Falls City

Falls City FTW!

Saw a lady fight at the falls once. Spectacular town. Spectacular.

You know their motto, right? "Falls City, home of the toothbrush.... because if it had been invented anywhere else, it would have been the teethbrush."

/Too long for a bumper sticker, but got-damn it's accurate.


Scary place.
www.fallscity.org
Hot from http://www.fallscity.org (new window)
 
2009-10-21 09:55:55 PM  
Damn....how did that wind up in the wrong thread.
 
2009-10-21 11:03:31 PM  
Depends, if the partner is a nagging shrew that will not shutup even when you are farking her and makes you want to kill them on the spot, then no sex is better by yourself.
 
2009-10-21 11:22:34 PM  
The Rabbit won't kick Mr. Park out of bed anytime soon. In fact, I'm waiting for after his WOW session to pounce!
 
2009-10-22 12:28:28 AM  
I work in this lab (and made the worm video) so I'm getting a kick out of these replies
 
2009-10-22 12:31:35 AM  
Meh. Quality goes up with a partner; quantity goes down. It's a toss-off. I mean toss-up.
 
2009-10-22 01:28:02 AM  
www.physorg.com

what sex with a partner may look like
 
2009-10-22 03:15:04 AM  
They didn't interview any chicks, did they?
 
2009-10-22 06:45:37 AM  
Some of the most successful life forms on earth reproduce asexually; consider the many fungi, for instance.
 
2009-10-22 07:34:52 AM  
I am interested in attempting to reproduce this experiment

I already have 100 tries without a partner... I now need a partner or 100 to try it out the other way

/for science
 
2009-10-22 09:46:47 AM  

karasoth: I am interested in attempting to reproduce this experiment

I already have 100 tries without a partner... I now need a partner or 100 to try it out the other way

/for science


I have done this study, But I recommend you validate the results by having many partners as well.

Experiments are useless unless replaceable.

\not really had 100 partners.
\\lost count in the 40's
\\\NotThatThereIsAnythingWrongWithThat.
 
2009-10-22 11:31:09 AM  
Are these the same folks who will be using the new Facebook for scientists?

/would 'splain a lot
 
2009-10-22 11:42:28 AM  

xkillyourfacex: Some of the most successful life forms on earth reproduce asexually; consider the many fungi, for instance.


The point of the paper is that in theory it makes the most sense to produce asexually. There have been other hypotheses put forth about why it might be advantageous to reproduce sexually. This is the first paper to demonstrate empirically that in a novel environment, a pathogenic environment, or under high mutation accumulation, you should have sex. If you don't, your population's fitness declines.
 
2009-10-22 12:34:34 PM  
Experiments? Is that what it takes for PhD students to get laid?
 
2009-10-22 01:25:08 PM  

xkillyourfacex: Some of the most successful life forms on earth reproduce asexually; consider the many fungi, for instance.


Doesn't sound very fun at all.
 
2009-10-22 01:44:36 PM  
Some scientist wrote an artificial-life program and let 'er rip. The program spontaneously invented the concept of gender/sex as the fastest way to diversify the chromosone base.

Asexual populations are more vulnerable to viruses - just look at the banana. It's been cloned seedlessly for years, but every banana plant is vulnerable to the same disease.
 
2009-10-22 03:19:25 PM  

xkillyourfacex: Some of the most successful life forms on earth reproduce asexually; consider the many fungi, for instance.


Hey, I'm a fun guy and I prefer my sex with a partner.
 
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