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(Telegraph)   Scientists identify part of brain that can prevent men becoming aroused by boobies   ( divider line
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2002-01-14 10:07:58 AM  
But why would you WANT to?
2002-01-14 10:08:06 AM  
2002-01-14 10:08:13 AM  
and the purpose of this discovery is.............??????????????
2002-01-14 10:09:10 AM  
The men were then asked to become "detached observers" and do whatever it took to avoid arousal

Are they sure this isn't just the part of the brain that thinks about baseball?
2002-01-14 10:11:42 AM  
This information must be destroyed at all costs.
2002-01-14 10:12:50 AM  
I'm sure this would be of great interest to the troll boy made of Jello.
2002-01-14 10:12:57 AM  
Cerebral man becomes cellibate man. Oh rapture.
2002-01-14 10:14:37 AM  
I believe this information can be used to help men who are not aroused by the breast.
2002-01-14 10:15:50 AM  
Mario Beauregard, Johanne Levesque and Pierre Bourgouin

You gentlemen are a disgrace to all things penile.
2002-01-14 10:16:20 AM  
This information must be isolated and suppressed at all cost, lest it be used as a weapon of mass sterilization by bin Laden and his cronies!!!
2002-01-14 10:16:27 AM  
OH NO, what is this world coming to.......
2002-01-14 10:16:38 AM  
Before reading the article, let me make a guess:

Female scientists....?
2002-01-14 10:16:49 AM  
Why would the University of Montreal find something like this out???, has anyone here ever been to Montreal, they have some of the best strip joints that have ever "stimulated" my mind, it's like Tommy Chong finding a way for people to stop smoking pot.
2002-01-14 10:17:27 AM  
Oh, not female, but French.....well...
2002-01-14 10:20:09 AM  
I've heard of this. It's called being gay.
2002-01-14 10:21:04 AM  
In the hands of a rogue lesbian organization, this could be fatal to mankind, and a windfall to the strap-on industry.
2002-01-14 10:22:10 AM  
Who the hell comes up with this shiat? Who is sitting around thinking damn I'm tired of liking tits? damn
2002-01-14 10:22:59 AM  
i didn't know that the testicles were part of the brain
2002-01-14 10:23:07 AM  
See - evolution doesn't necessarily imply progress.
2002-01-14 10:24:10 AM  
And the terrorists have won.....
2002-01-14 10:24:45 AM  
you cannot remove boobie joy. nosirre.
2002-01-14 10:25:42 AM  
I've always prefered a bottle in front of me to a prefrontal lobotomy, but I may have a change of mind.
2002-01-14 10:25:54 AM  
Well, we damn well better find a way to protect that important part of the brain from hackers and small chested women.
2002-01-14 10:27:46 AM  
"The ability to "turn off" an emotion has wider implications, being central to warding off disorders such as depression and anxiety, which are marked by patients' inability to turn their thoughts from sadness and worry."

Which is caused by lack of exposure to boobies! Duh!
2002-01-14 10:28:15 AM  
They'll have to pry the boobies from my cold, dead hands before I stop getting aroused by them. Either tha or kick me in the nuts, but I don't hope either will ever happen.


Ron Tugnutt says,"Nooooooooooo!!!!"
2002-01-14 10:28:26 AM  
Anybody remember that study that showed how watching boobies can make you healthier, or something like that?
2002-01-14 10:29:57 AM  
They can take GirlyGirl's boobies from me when they pry them from my cold, dead, hands!
2002-01-14 10:30:11 AM  
What about women who get turned on by watching porn? Does it work for them too? Just wondering....
2002-01-14 10:30:19 AM  
Obviously, the benefit of this research is that I now know which part of my brain to have surgically removed!
2002-01-14 10:31:46 AM  
This would actually be good as an on/off switch in those situations that I would actually want to look into a woman's eyes instead of her breasts for a change.
2002-01-14 10:31:47 AM  
on the up-side: cant it be reversally engineered to make boobie-enjoyment better? Then again, I can just see the clothing industry benefitting equally by having to build stronger crotches for thier jeans.
2002-01-14 10:34:35 AM  
jmt: when'd women get eyes?
2002-01-14 10:34:36 AM  
Has anyone ever heard a radio ad seeking volunteers for a study like this? Can you imagine?!
"We need healthy males aged 18-40 who are willing to watch multiple hours of X-rated video spread out over a period of several weeks."

You'd need riot control at the hospital. All I ever hear them for is smallpox vaccination. Bah, smallpox.
2002-01-14 10:34:40 AM  
Further proof that Canadians have way too much time on their hands.
2002-01-14 10:34:47 AM  
I dont believe it. Even if they can block arousal, boobies are still fun to play with, like Play-Dough.
2002-01-14 10:36:24 AM  
Insert Mr. Spock reference here <-------
2002-01-14 10:41:59 AM  
I think this qualifies as

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2002-01-14 10:44:43 AM  
"The 'skull-bone' is connected to the...'brain-bone'..."
"and the 'brain-bone' is connected to the...'fag-bone'..."
"and the 'fag-bone is connected to....."

You fill in the rest.
2002-01-14 10:50:13 AM  
All we need now is a law making it legal to lobotomize repeat sex offenders, and it'll be just like "Clockwork Orange" !!

Isn't that great ?

But seriously I think everything that shows us how our brain works is good, a step towards learning to control other people's mind to make them do what I want.
2002-01-14 10:52:26 AM  
These types of mad scientists must be stopped!
2002-01-14 11:04:16 AM  
I dont think it qualifies as scary...its just plain wrong. They should make an icon for links like this.
2002-01-14 11:07:01 AM  
Genetic Freak Bat-Boy overcomes woody with mind control!
"Those Vulcun ears really help!"
2002-01-14 11:07:27 AM  
"The prefrontal lobe is the most recent part of the nervous system to develop in evolution. Chimpanzees have one, but it is no more than 25 per cent the size of the organ in humans."

I guess I'm a chimp then.
2002-01-14 11:11:52 AM  
Does this mean men will go on Boobie strike?! What if mine like the attention?
2002-01-14 11:21:11 AM  
Actually, if I could get that part of my brain to work correctly, I'd have like 4-5 more hours a day. Hmmm....
2002-01-14 11:38:12 AM  
I already knew about that part of my brain. I call that part my testicles.
2002-01-14 11:47:05 AM  
Fagnaziscientistbastards must die!!
2002-01-14 11:53:58 AM  
If yours like the attention, how come they aren't in your profile?

This news is disturbing. I, for one, am going to make it a goal to oggle boobies like made in case the day comes when lesbian bull dikes from outer space zap us with some cosmic ray gun that overstimulates that supermonkey part of the brain and makes us not interested in them.

This I vow to do in the name of freedom and humanity!
2002-01-14 12:32:44 PM  
must be the part of the brain that can hear 'em speak...
2002-01-14 12:32:55 PM  
My portion of the brain goes from ear to ear.
2002-01-14 12:56:55 PM  
also known as 'Janet Reno'...
2002-01-14 01:12:26 PM  
I call this article [image from too old to be available].
Any study conducted for inhibiting sexual urges must be Tali-banned. The scientists have already won.

That was my 2¢ for now... I expect change.
2002-01-14 01:12:48 PM  
Still a mystery: The part that likes the little bootys shaped like upsidedown hearts....
2002-01-14 01:14:21 PM  
Monty Python, in addition to your scary tag, its also

[image from too old to be available]

that this is what science is coming to.
2002-01-14 01:17:51 PM  
This is firmly in the category of "Things Man Was Not Meant To Know."

If this information gets out, even the terrorists will be sad.
2002-01-14 01:33:39 PM  
this knowledge must NEVER be unearthed, i like boobies too much,

no sex please im british
2002-01-14 01:37:45 PM  
I feel that scientist will proably be locked in the same room s the scientist who created cold fusion.
2002-01-14 01:43:58 PM  
and in a connected story, the scientists performing the study were more or less immediately killed by mobs of crazed marketing teams
2002-01-14 01:45:11 PM  
this is the greatest scientific breakthrough known to man.
let me illustrate by having a train of thought:

women pretty much don't "get" porn. they don't understand why you would need to look at pictures of people having sex when you could actually go out and find someone to have sex with. women do not realize that if you lack a vagina, getting sex is not as easy as applying make up, going out into public, and NOT SAYING 'NO'!

they need to learn.
make them the agressors.
kill your libido, stab it with a rusty fork. suddenly the paltry amount of sex in the world drops to nil, and women begin to panic. they dress more provocatively, but to no avail! they flash people in hopes of getting prodded, but to no avail! they could even be arrested for public indecency. no longer would the sex card be in their hands, because we wouldn't care. eventually you'd see the first wave of, bungled and sloppy, attempted rapings of men by attractive women! the porn industry woln't take a hit because then women would be forced to look at it because it is THEY who are the horny bastards now!
it would be the sexual equivalent of nuking them. we could stop taking the medication, or reverse the proceedure, but they'd always know we don't have to be their puppy-love-sick-foot-stools anymore!

well... i'd hardly call my mysogyny "scathing"... i mean yes i've been burned before but...
2002-01-14 01:48:20 PM  
[image from too old to be available]

Why oh why must science continue to tamper with things it shouldn't?
2002-01-14 01:50:22 PM  
But Krinkle, what would I do with all that extra time? My existence would become meaningless if I stopped thinking about boobies all day. I would just sit at my desk and zone.
2002-01-14 01:51:14 PM  
Dammit, I meant [image from too old to be available].

(Monty places his last post, based on the assumption that people care.)
2002-01-14 01:52:12 PM  
We need a boobie link here. (For testing the the article of course!)
2002-01-14 01:53:04 PM  
I nownominate Krinkle for President!
2002-01-14 01:53:20 PM  
Ahahahaha! Krinkle, you are a FARK'ing GENIUS! I would kiss you, if my prefrontal cortex were not being supressed!

But, your plan has ONE flaw... While your plan is UNFOLDING, we're not having sex EITHER!!! Work this part out and get back to me...
2002-01-14 02:00:48 PM  
If they surgically remove that part of the brain in gays, will it cure them ??
2002-01-14 02:01:03 PM  
Krinkle......genius, pure genius!
2002-01-14 02:09:35 PM  
we aren't having sex, and you also might notice that you haven't been caring one iota. i don't know, get a hobby or something.

just get a three month prescription with no chance of renewal, and you'll wake up in april being hunted for sport by ravenous topless women armed to the TEETS with tranq guns modded to inject you with viagra instead of put you to sleep.
it'll work, i swear.
2002-01-14 02:15:43 PM  

Wow, I never looked at it that way....excellent point too.
2002-01-14 02:44:54 PM  
Krinkle: One thing, though, but working towards our common goal...

Don't do anything to the males.
Perform the experiment on the females, figure out where theirs is and enhance theirs.

This way we'd ALL be horny bastards, and isn't that how we guys would really want it anyhow? No more fictional "headaches" cuz every female would be our dreamed-about nymphos!
2002-01-14 02:49:02 PM  
It would take longer than 3 months... Are you KIDDING yourself, man?! Some of the hotties I know will wait up to 2 YEARS before the whole 'I'm not having sex' thing starts to give them a problem!!!

I can't wait 2 years! Hell, I can't wait two days, and I know some of you guys out there are supa'-freaky and can't wait 2 minutes! All of this repression CAN NOT be good for the psyche.

Instead, can't we have a cologne that activates the female part of the brain resposnsible for requiring mad-crazy sex, and drag them down to our level??? That way NO ONE has to wait 3 months... 3 days... 3 anything. It's just *BAM* lust-weasel-extravoganza-deluxe right from the get-go!
2002-01-14 02:51:00 PM  
Awwww... Curses! In This Style, ya' beat me to the concept... A plague upon thee :D
2002-01-14 02:53:56 PM  
i still like my plan, mostly for the spite.

besides, most women when polled attest that they are just as, if not more, horny as the average man...
they just have the luxory of self control that makes us come to them.
all i want is to one up them on self control.
2002-01-14 02:58:30 PM  
look, we wouldn't just be denying sex. we would be denying them fawning. we would be denying them self-esteem-boosting gazes at their legs, buttocks, breasts. we would be denying them seeing us fall over each other to try to pick up her pen and flash her a smile. we would be denying them attention.
what woman can go five minutes without attention?
i rest my case
2002-01-14 03:08:16 PM  
Someone give me a labotomy.
2002-01-14 03:11:28 PM  
K - is this it?

from the New England Journal of Medicine -

Great news for girl watchers: Ogling over women's breasts is good for a man's health and can add years to his life, medical experts have discovered. According to the New England Journal of Medicine, "Just 10 minutes of staring at the charms of a well-endowed female is roughly equivalent to a 30-minute aerobics work-out" declared gerontologist Dr. Karen Weatherby. Dr. Weatherby and fellow researchers at three hospitals in Frankfurt, Germany, reached the startling conclusion after comparing the health of 200 male outpatients - half of whom were instructed to look at busty females daily, the other half told to refrain from doing so. The study revealed that after five years, the chest-watchers had lower blood pressure, slower resting pulse rates and fewer instances of coronary artery disease. "Sexual excitement gets the heart pumping and improves blood circulation," explains Dr. Weatherby. "There's no question: Gazing at breasts makes men healthier." "Our study indicates that engaging in this activity a few minutes daily cuts the risk of stroke and heart attack in half. We believe that by doing so consistently, the average man can extend his life four to five years."

Actually, later this story was said to be false - but you can choose to believe what you want to believe.

As for me I think every word is absolutely true!
2002-01-14 03:36:52 PM  
Umm where can I sign up to stare at real life American breasts all day long to see if this really works?
2002-01-14 04:02:12 PM  
"Scientists identify part of brain that can prevent men becoming aroused by boobies"

But they found that that part only exists in womens' brains.
2002-01-14 04:06:56 PM  
Skydemon: "American breasts" LOL!! Like you could tell the difference?!
2002-01-14 04:15:45 PM  
Imagine the chagrin of all these poor priests when they find out the original text said "celebRate".
2002-01-14 04:50:31 PM  
Carpe, whatchu mean?
2002-01-14 05:20:27 PM  
most girls 17-26 like and want sex as much as the same age group of guys, we just are more selective and less obvious about it. Not to mention we also have worse repracutions to having sex, pregnacy, because there is no 100% safe way.
If this research gets out, small breasted women will have a chance, not much of one the poor dears but they need all the leverage they can get to compete with us nicely endowed females. Ha Ha Ha.

That is all.
2002-01-14 05:21:56 PM  
I stand behind Mammarian Health Benefits all the way.
2002-01-14 06:25:45 PM  
A sad day for boobies everywhere.
2002-01-14 06:37:26 PM  
what's next, "scientists discover part of brain that makes beer taste like camel pissy"
2002-01-14 07:04:14 PM  
there is no wrong size for a breast
2002-01-14 07:47:50 PM  
Thanks but I think I'll stay sexually aroused for now.
2002-01-14 08:07:50 PM  
Umm, this research doesn't exactly reveal anything new at all. We've known for ages that primitive sexual urges come from the limbic system and that overriding those thoughts comes from the frontal cortex. Anyone guy who's tried doing their times tables in their heads while getting a blowjob will have excercised this principle. :)
2002-01-14 09:02:13 PM  
Jupigirl: where were you when I was 17? Well, you weren't born yet, but you get what I mean. Or maybe the reason I never found out about this was because of that "selective" thing? Hmmmm...

Sparky: Why would it even occur to you to do try doing times tables in your head while getting a blowjob? I mean, I applaud the presence of mind but I don't need to try this to know what disastrous results it would have :)
2002-01-14 10:16:40 PM  
Just to be on the safe side, I'm going to find out where this nasty little lobe is and dig it out with an icepick as soon as possible.
2002-01-14 10:24:43 PM  
A case of 'the cure being worse than the disease'?

("Margaret Thatcher naked on a cold day!")
2002-01-14 11:48:36 PM  
I don't understand, If we were made with the primal urge to propogate the species, why the fark would we wanna stop it?
2002-01-15 12:59:25 AM  
I don't understand, If we were made with the primal urge to propogate the species, why the fark would we wanna stop it?

We wouldn't want to STOP it, but perhaps we would want to delay it, because delayed procreation in a species successful enough that it is still likely to procreate at a later time allows that species to develop finer arts and auxillory devices friendly to survival. It also gives you more time to weed out people, since many do die between puberty and when they finally do have kids -- i.e. stronger selection pressure.
2002-01-15 04:25:59 AM  
Supply and demand, I guess. But I can tell you for sure that girls are certainly as horny as guys. Like JupiGirl said, we just have the pregnancy drawback also, not to mention that retarded leftover fifties notion that if she wants it, she must be a slut.
2002-01-15 09:07:04 AM  
My background is in developmental neurology, and I can assure you that this is one of many bits of research that either a) tells us what we already know or b) has been so mangled by the media that we can't interpret it at all.

The pre-frontal cortex (the bit labelled as the 'censor' here) is the part of the brain that prepares the associations used in planning and stringing together concepts (themselves done in tandem with a structure called the hippocampus).

If you are watching a pr0n movie and are then asked to disctract yourself, you are going to think of your times tables, shopping list, colour of the carpet, whatever. These are the sort of things dealt with by the pre-frontal cortex, so it is not surprising it shows up on an MRI.

Also, don't kid yourself that MRIs of the type used in this sort of experiment are like those amazing hi-res scans you can get with a bit of time and patience - functional (fMRI) images basically produce a 3D map of where there is more bloodflow (brain activity uses energy, burning sugars needing blood oxygen). To get rapid time response by detecting the blood flow, resolution has been sacrificed and any real interpretation of what is going on is impossible with this technique - it would need electrod mapping or patients with pathologies to sort out, and even then the variation between individuals is huge.

Anyway, basically don't take any media reporting of any science at face value 'cos journalists are all a bunch of f*cking arts students!
2002-01-15 09:07:34 AM  
2002-01-15 12:13:54 PM  
say what, exactly. thanks.
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