Sexual Frustration Leads to Accelerated Aging: Sex is the Answer

No more sexual frustration here

Wow baby, I feel 10 years younger already! http://www.wired.com No more sexual frustration here!

The University of Michigan has given the world a new reason to never be a sexual tease: causing sexual frustration is tantamount to murder! In a study involving fruit flies, scientists found that the key to a long and healthy life might be sex.

The scientists placed normal male fruit flies in a tank flooded with genetically modified male fruit flies. These particular male fruit flies were genetically altered to release a female pheromone. As far as the normal fruit flies knew they were surrounded by beautiful female fruit flies ready and rearing to aid in the compost bin colony’s plan of colonial expansion. The only problem is that they couldn’t  see, hear, or feel the females. They couldn’t at all perceive the fruit fly goddesses that were surely laying all around them (which is probably for the best since fruit flies have toxic sperm). Needless to say, this situation has ‘sexual frustration’ written all over it.

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The male fruit flies, perceiving the sexual pheromone but unable to mate, experienced

more stress and rapid decreases in fat stores and resistance to starvation. The sexually frustrated flies lived shorter lives. Mating, on the other hand, partially reversed the negative effects on health and aging.

So, let’s review:

Or fruit flies surrounded by untouchable mates! www.someecards.com

Or fruit flies surrounded by untouchable mates! http://www.someecards.com

Abstinence leads to stress, a skinny frame, a short life, and possible starvation.  Sex on the other hand leads to none of that and comes with a bonus pleasure surge. Tough choice.

Ladies and gentlemen, in conclusion, all of us are responsible for causing as little sexual frustration as possible. I’m glad that’s settled.

Another study using fruit flies found that in many instances, due to a toxin in the pheromone, just being around the opposite sex can cause a shortened lifespan in both sexes.  According to the study,

Their movements slowed, their bodies deteriorated, and their lifespans shortened by some 20 percent.

So what do sexual frustrations in  fruit fly studies have to with us genetically superior humans? Surprisingly, biological discoveries made in fruit flies carry over to other mammals like rodents and humans quite often. Scientists also use fruit flies because they only live for around 60 days. Due to their short lifespans scientists can view changes over hundreds of generations in a relatively short amount of time. Using the advantage of a short lifespan, scientists have even been able to view evolution take place before their eyes.

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Sure, sex alone couldn’t make the fruit fly an immortal animal, but if a little love has even the slightest potential for extending our lives and keep us young, I say avoid unnecessary sexual frustration and find a friend to share some joy. Just be safe!

This study adds to the growing body of information concerned with finding a way to retain our youth into old age and extend our lives. It is a major human desire, ubiquitous across centuries of our past. The key could be anything, including technological advances, low-carb diets, fastingnuts, or the upcoming singularity. It’s time to add sex to that list and remove as much sexual frustration as possible.

I will live FOREVER!!!  sciencecenter.tumblr.com

I will live FOREVER!!! sciencecenter.tumblr.com

Sources:

http://www.uofmhealth.org/news/archive/201311/fruitflysex

http://www.genescient.com/research/why-fruit-flies/

https://wondergressive.com/news/immortality-formula-yolf/

https://wondergressive.com/news/the-wonderful-healthier-life-changing-and-life-lengthening-world-of-fasting/

https://wondergressive.com/news/eat-nuts-longer-life/

https://wondergressive.com/news/safe-reversible-cheap-proven-to-work-male-birth-control/

http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2013/11/28/scent-of-opposite-sex-shortens-lives-of-flies-and-worms/

https://wondergressive.com/news/hydra-immortality-linked-to-human-lifespan/

https://wondergressive.com/news/the-singularity-is-nigh-upon-us-2/

Death is a Privilege, Not a Right

Tony Nicklinson was denied the right to die, being condemned to an inescapable life of, in Nicklinson’s words, “increasing indignity and misery.”

Despite lawmakers infringing and stepping on the only peace and dignity that remained for Nicklinson by telling him it would be illegal to die with the help of a doctor, he died 6 days after hearing the verdict after starving himself and developing  pneumonia.

Nicklinson was 58 years old and was simply seeking an end to his  “dull, miserable, demeaning, undignified and intolerable” life after he was left paralysed below the neck following a stroke.  After hearing the judgement and weeping uncontrollably, he stated, by using a computer interface and eye movements, that “his anguish would continue.”

He was a helpless man asking for one last moment of help, “to be able to exercise the freedom which everyone else would have: to decide how to end this constant tortuous situation.”  His request for help was blatantly denied.

Dr Antony Lempert, explained that the ruling left Nicklinson with bleak options.  “Because other people regard his tortured life as somehow sacred, or are fearful of societal consequences, he is forced to endure his suffering or take desperate measures to end it. With no hope now of a quick release, he must choose between this torment and the torment of allowing his family to stand by and watch him starve himself to death.”  The latter is the sordid reality that lawmakers let happen.

What the hell is going on?  How can a someone be told that they are not allowed to end their own life?  If a man is in endless, inescapable agony how can someone claim it is better for that agony to continue than to end? Are our lives not our own?

Apparently not.

 

Assisted Suicide: Death is a Privilege, Not a Right

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Tony Nicklinson was denied the right to die, as he was told that assisted suicide was simply illegal in his home country of England. This law condemned him to an inescapable life of, in Nicklinson’s words,

increasing indignity and misery.

Lawmakers infringed upon and stepped on the only peace and dignity that remained for Nicklinson by telling him it would be illegal to die with the help of a doctor through assisted suicide. Despite his unanswered cries to be released through assisted suicide, he died 6 days after hearing the verdict after starving himself and developing pneumonia.

Nicklinson was 58 years old and was simply seeking an end to his

dull, miserable, demeaning, undignified and intolerable life.

Nicklinson began contemplating assisted suicide after he was left paralyzed below the neck following a stroke. After hearing the judgement and weeping uncontrollably, he stated, by using a computer interface and eye movements, that

his anguish would continue.

He was a helpless man asking for one last moment of help,

to be able to exercise the freedom which everyone else would have: to decide how to end this  constant tortuous situation.

His request for help was blatantly denied with words of policy and bureaucracy. Assisted suicide was Nicklinson’s only solution to a world of pain, but that makes no difference to many lawmakers all around the world.

Dr Antony Lempert, explained that the ruling left Nicklinson with bleak options.

Because other people regard his tortured life as somehow sacred, or are fearful of societal consequences, he is forced to endure his suffering or take desperate measures to end it. With no hope now of a quick release, he must choose between this torment and the torment of allowing his family to stand by and watch him starve himself to death.

The latter is the sordid reality that lawmakers let happen.

What is going on?  How can a someone be told that they are not allowed to end their own life?  If a person is in endless, inescapable agony, how can someone claim it is better for that agony to continue than to end? Assited suicide is illegal in England, and currently in the US, assisted suicide is only legal in Montana, Washington, and Oregon.

Are our lives not our own? According to multiple supreme court decisions, no, they’re not. You may not agree with assisted suicide, but then again, unless you’re in a situation similar to Nicklinson, you shouldn’t be making decisions about it.

 

Sources:

The Right to Die

Tony Nicklinson Dies

Assisted Suicide in the US

Supreme Court Case on Assisted Suicide: Vacco V. Quill