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Pumpkin Pie increases Male Sex Drive

samzenpus posted more than 3 years ago | from the we're-going-to-need-more-whipped-cream dept.

Science 173

Dr. Alan Hirsch, Director of Chicago's Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Center, says the key to a man's heart, and other parts, is pumpkin pie. Out of the 40 odors tested in Hirsch's study, a mixture of lavender and pumpkin pie got the biggest rise out of men ages 18 to 64. That particular fragrance was found to increase penile blood flow by an average of 40%. "Maybe the odors acted to reduce anxiety. By reducing anxiety, it acted to remove inhibitions," said Hirsch.

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Hey honey... (1)

alfredos (1694270) | more than 3 years ago | (#34322244)

I brought some pie today! What... Headache? Oh, nevermind.

Re:Hey honey... (1)

TheCarp (96830) | more than 3 years ago | (#34322366)

On the other hand, I send the link to my wife saying "baby, I bet I can convince you to make more pies"

-Steve

Re:Hey honey... (1)

Pojut (1027544) | more than 3 years ago | (#34322400)

How do you know you married the right woman? When she complains about having a headache AFTER sex, rather than before ;-)

Re:Hey honey... (4, Funny)

grub (11606) | more than 3 years ago | (#34322814)


When she complains about having a headache AFTER sex, rather than before

I hear that all the time, it's a side effect of the chloroform.

.

Re:Hey honey... (-1, Offtopic)

cayenne8 (626475) | more than 3 years ago | (#34322860)

"When she complains about having a headache AFTER sex, rather than before

I hear that all the time, it's a side effect of the chloroform."

I just figured it was from all the dents in the headboard.

I love the sound of a woman's skull as it lightly but firmly bounces off the headboard...with her mouth muffled, face down into the pillow.

Good times....good times...

Re:Hey honey... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34323452)

LOL I was just going to post saying that he needed to pull her down the mattress away from the headboard...

Re:Hey honey... (1)

acedotcom (998378) | more than 3 years ago | (#34323040)

careful with that one, it's a classic.

Re:Hey honey... (4, Interesting)

Anonymusing (1450747) | more than 3 years ago | (#34322406)

FTA: "Every odor we tested aroused the participants," said Hirsch. ... "Nothing turns a man off."

Now, what pie will arouse women? THAT'S the pie I need.

Re:Hey honey... (4, Funny)

spun (1352) | more than 3 years ago | (#34322474)

I believe baby powder was the odor most arousing to women, although you could probably use fresh babies if you don't have any powdered.

Re:Hey honey... (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34322642)

I thought it was the scent of fresh fifties or maybe it was hundred dollar bills.

Re:Hey honey... (-1, Offtopic)

spazdor (902907) | more than 3 years ago | (#34322742)

Haha! Because women are gold-diggers rather than people with diverse and complex attractions and that's why you they sleep with other, richer men and not you! Classic! ...Wait, they also find penniless badasses attractive? Brb, reevaluating.

Re:Hey honey... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34323476)

What, the penileless badass?

A little friendly advice (-1, Offtopic)

spun (1352) | more than 3 years ago | (#34323596)

I don't know what women find attractive, but I know what they don't find attractive: whiny, bitter, desperate misogynists.

Seriously, if you find yourself getting angry at women in general because you haven't gotten laid in a while, you need to fix that shit, pronto, or you'll never get laid again. You are broadcasting the message, "Other women don't find me attractive, and I'm pretty sure you won't either," and most women will pick up on that loud and clear. Even women who like abusive guys don't like whiny, bitter, desperate abusive guys.

Re:Hey honey... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34322578)

Now, what pie will arouse women? THAT'S the pie I need.

Cherry.

Re:Hey honey... (1)

cayenne8 (626475) | more than 3 years ago | (#34322896)

" Now, what pie will arouse women? THAT'S the pie I need.

Cherry."

Whatever you do...do NOT give them wedding cake.

I hear that is the one food that kills the sex drive in women. At the very least, it somehow cuts way down on the blowjobs you will receive from her. At least...my married friends tell me that.

Re:Hey honey... (1)

Sectoid_Dev (232963) | more than 3 years ago | (#34323106)

At the very least, it somehow cuts way down on the blowjobs you will receive from her. At least...my married friends tell me that.

My experience is the opposite. Married almost ten years now. I suppose I should show my appreciation for deviating from the norm and get her one of those chocolate diamond rings she asked for.

Re:Hey honey... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34322678)

Vanilla actually works well for many women. They even make vanilla cologne.

Re:Hey honey... (1)

Defenestrar (1773808) | more than 3 years ago | (#34323372)

"Put a drop of vanilla behind your ears and you'll smell like a cookie all day" - somebody in MST3K once upon a time

Re:Hey honey... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34322752)

Whiskey or rum cake, that usually works.

Re:Hey honey... (2, Insightful)

Alcoholic Synonymous (990318) | more than 3 years ago | (#34322774)

It's not pie you want, it's Cheesecake. Trust me.

Re:Hey honey... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34323332)

All of this explains the popularity of pumpkin pie cheesecake at a certain upscale chain restaurant.

Re:Hey honey... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34322828)

The last time I read/heard about a study like this, the women's magic combination was good'n'plenty mixed with cucumber. (seriously)

Re:Hey honey... (1)

Anonymusing (1450747) | more than 3 years ago | (#34322990)

Yeah... I think I remember hearing that too.

Re:Hey honey... (4, Funny)

houghi (78078) | more than 3 years ago | (#34323028)

Reminds me of this Rorschach test. "What do you see here?" "People having sex." "And this one?" People having sex" "And the next one?" "The same".
You seem to have a very dirty mind?
- Me? You are the one showing me all those dirty images!

Re:Hey honey... (1)

couchslug (175151) | more than 3 years ago | (#34323186)

"Now, what pie will arouse women? THAT'S the pie I need."

I tried to bake some using known-effective fragrances, but burnt money doesn't taste very good.

Oh well, back to the bus station with the leftover Halloween candy. :(

Re:Hey honey... (1)

ElectricTurtle (1171201) | more than 3 years ago | (#34323262)

You're doing it wrong! You should have used gold leaf. That would be edible, and it sends the message 'I'm so so fucking loaded I eat gold for dessert!'

Re:Hey honey... (1)

PopeRatzo (965947) | more than 3 years ago | (#34323456)

Now, what pie will arouse women? THAT'S the pie I need.

I don't think you can make a pie out of currency.

Re:Hey honey... (1)

codepunk (167897) | more than 3 years ago | (#34323482)

I am not sure about the pie thing, I do know most of them can smell a 100 dollar bill a mile away.

I saw somewhere that pumpkin applies to women (1)

Rooked_One (591287) | more than 3 years ago | (#34323542)

as well. Not sure where this article came from as i've been buying pumpkin scented candles for a while and getting a lot of "praise" out of them ;)

They didn't test the smell of fresh clean pussy? (1)

HornWumpus (783565) | more than 3 years ago | (#34322248)

I know the plural of anecdote is not data.

Re:They didn't test the smell of fresh clean pussy (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34322308)

How would you set up that experiment?

Re:They didn't test the smell of fresh clean pussy (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34322470)

Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz, or Egon Spengler?

Re:They didn't test the smell of fresh clean pussy (2, Funny)

Greyfox (87712) | more than 3 years ago | (#34323218)

You have to grate it yourself at the table, as the essential oils disperse almost immediately.

Re:They didn't test the smell of fresh clean pussy (1)

Pojut (1027544) | more than 3 years ago | (#34322454)

I still can't believe no one in the "adult" industry has managed to bottle that scent. Seriously.

Re:They didn't test the smell of fresh clean pussy (4, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34322588)

Yes they have.

http://www.vulva-original.com/gb/#/home/

Re:They didn't test the smell of fresh clean pussy (3, Funny)

DuoDreamer (1229170) | more than 3 years ago | (#34322866)

I'm not sure if I should be shocked, or if I should be ordering...

Re:They didn't test the smell of fresh clean pussy (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34322892)

Look, I like my cats as much as the next fellow...

Now the FDA... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34322250)

...will want to try to regulate pumpkin pie as a drug.

Re:Now the FDA... (1)

PopeRatzo (965947) | more than 3 years ago | (#34323480)

I'm already getting spam trying to get me to buy pumpkin pie. That didn't take long.

The Main Problem (1)

diskofish (1037768) | more than 3 years ago | (#34322256)

The main problem is that after eating turkey, potatoes, squash dressing, pies, more pies that the optimal freedom of movement required for a good romp is going to be quite impeded.

Re:The Main Problem (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34322336)

That just means you'll need to get crafty. Two words, my friend: roman shower.

Re:The Main Problem (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34322472)

The main problem is that after eating turkey, potatoes, squash dressing, pies, more pies that the optimal freedom of movement required for a good romp is going to be quite impeded.

Not to mention that she has to look your bloated fugly guts bouncing around during said romp. These reasons are precisely why reverse cowgirl exists.

I guess that explains... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34322262)

I guess that explains American Pie?

uh huh... (3, Insightful)

HeckRuler (1369601) | more than 3 years ago | (#34322278)

So everyone remember that as your mother serves you pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving in two days.

Re:uh huh... (1)

killmenow (184444) | more than 3 years ago | (#34322294)

My mother's dead, you insensitive clod!

Re:uh huh... (0)

PopeRatzo (965947) | more than 3 years ago | (#34323496)

My mother's dead, you insensitive clod!

But she's still a great piece of ass.

Re:uh huh... (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34322452)

I'll try to remember, but the lingerie she wears tends to make me forget thought in general.

Maybe the odors acted to reduce anxiety (1)

Brian Boitano (514508) | more than 3 years ago | (#34322298)

"Maybe"?

Maybe the pie was "accidentally" baked with a very special ingredient?

one flaw... (1, Interesting)

arikol (728226) | more than 3 years ago | (#34322326)

this is about AMERICAN men.
Not men in general, American men.

As I see it there is a possible (or even probable) confounding here in that a possible alternate cause could be conditioning. Do American men often get laid on thaksgiving? What feelings does the smell of pumpkin pie evoke? For me, none whatsoever. I've never smelled or tasted pumpkin pie.
If so, then the smell of thanksgiving may be triggering their conditioned response.
Science reporters, learn science so you can report what is needed (like what controls/balancing were used and other such things which might change this from worthless crap to interesting information)

Science reporting fail.

Re:one flaw... (3, Funny)

cobrausn (1915176) | more than 3 years ago | (#34322410)

"Oh, you're a scientist? What do you research?"

"Well, today I measured penile blood flow of a bunch of guys who were smelling pumpkin pie to compare it to penile blood flow of those who weren't."

Science fail.

Error in research... (1)

clone52431 (1805862) | more than 3 years ago | (#34323312)

That’s just my heart pumping harder in anticipation of all the artery-clogging food I’m about to eat. Increased blood flow everywhere... now hands off my junk!

Re:Error in research... (0, Offtopic)

spun (1352) | more than 3 years ago | (#34323420)

That’s just my heart pumping harder in anticipation of all the artery-clogging food I’m about to eat. Increased blood flow everywhere... now hands off my junk!

You flying this holiday season? Then I'm afraid it will be hands all over your junk.

Re:Error in research... (1)

clone52431 (1805862) | more than 3 years ago | (#34323564)

Nope... this holiday season I’ll be doing all of my flying going 70 MPH down the freeway, where the only time I’ll have to sacrifice my 4th Amendment rights is if some cop who’s high on his sense of authority demands I prove I’m not intoxicated in the commoner sense.

Re:one flaw... (1)

erroneus (253617) | more than 3 years ago | (#34322424)

Well, if there is any truth to the movie, I would say that warm apple pie would cause even more of such reactions.

Re:one flaw... (1)

brainboyz (114458) | more than 3 years ago | (#34322428)

American women usually spend all morning cooking the meal, and then American men spend all afternoon/evening sleeping. Doubt there's much sex going on after stuffing themselves silly with all that delicious food. Possible, but definitely not the norm.

Re:one flaw... (1)

KiloByte (825081) | more than 3 years ago | (#34322522)

Actually, after visiting the US, I'd say the food there is abysmal. For something edible, you need to look into something italian/chinese/etc.

The rampant obesity there comes from quantity not quality.

Re:one flaw... (1)

Sponge Bath (413667) | more than 3 years ago | (#34322606)

Then you probably only ate at McDonalds or Denny's and are basing your opinion on ignorance. Like anyplace on the planet, there is crap and gems. Sometimes it takes effort to find the gems.

Re:one flaw... (2, Informative)

KiloByte (825081) | more than 3 years ago | (#34322944)

No, I never been to a McDonalds there -- or rather, I entered one, saw a monstrously dirty place that stank and quickly ran away. Heck, in a backwards place like Poland McDonalds are safe food, among the better fast food places, priced so the poor can't afford to eat there (or at least couldn't ~10 years ago, things change fast) -- yet in the US they seem to be the lowest of the low.

My sample comes mostly from going out several times with people from that university I've been to for the summer, and trying out various eateries in the city on my won the rest of the time.

It might be something like those mythical microbrews people on /. praise whenever someone dares to mention American beer -- yet try going into a shop and choose a beer you didn't try yet. There's 99.9% chance it's pure shit.

I don't deny there's good food and good beer there -- but if anything you pick at random is that bad, it says well what the _average_ is.

I been there a month, and did put some effort into trying to find something good -- other Polacks there usually made their own food, I'm an abysmal cook and I wanted to try the local food rather than eating things I can have at home. A guy from China recommended to me several places, these served real Chinese food instead of the westernized faux stuff we're used to so it was too weird to me -- but not bad.

In the end, the only sources of good food I managed to find were a couple of Italian places and a bar that served omelettes.

On the other hand, when in Switzerland I failed to find a single bad consumable -- everything I tried was superb (been there only 3 days, but still...), and in Germany or Denmark, the food quality is as good as in Poland. And in Sweden, you just need to know to avoid gems like sugared sausage.

Re:one flaw... (1)

The End Of Days (1243248) | more than 3 years ago | (#34323270)

So you spent a month in one city with university students (hardly culinary experts) and you judge an entire country based on that? Genius!

Re:one flaw... (0)

Shotgun (30919) | more than 3 years ago | (#34323276)

Funny, the authentic German foods I've tried I found disgusting. I detest authentic Italian, French food is pretty but tastless, and I fail at understanding how the English haven't all starved to death. Same with the authentic Indian restaurants. I do like the authentic Chinese restaurants, and I find the Mexican places to be fair to middlin'.

You don't think that it might have something to do with being socialized to the type of food you grew up with? Nawh! Much better for your karma to bash American food.

Re:one flaw... (0, Flamebait)

operagost (62405) | more than 3 years ago | (#34323620)

Is there some reason you're trolling about food on Slashdot? Really, half the guys on here have fingers permanently stained by Cheetos. Claiming that all the food in America is bad is only pandering to the knee-jerk elitist anti-American crowd. It's a patently absurd claim. American food is a combination of the world's cuisine. Some of the mass-market crap is just that-- crap-- but don't eat it and pretend it's a fine example.

Do us all a favor and stay the hell out of the USA forever.

Re:one flaw... (1)

Shakrai (717556) | more than 3 years ago | (#34322684)

Actually, after visiting the US, I'd say the food there is abysmal.

What, you couldn't be bothered to drive the five minutes from your hotel to find something other than Wendy's/McDonald's/Burger King? I've been all over the US and each region always manages to have a specialty that you can't find anywhere else in the world. If you think American food is abysmal then you didn't look real hard.

For something edible, you need to look into something italian/chinese/etc.

Italian-American food != Italian food. I have been to both places. I'll take the American take on pizza (particularly from the Northeast) over anything I tried in Italy. Mind you, the Italians do have some dishes that have no real American counterpart and the best lasagna I ever had in my life came from a restaurant in Florence.

Re:one flaw... (2, Insightful)

ElectricTurtle (1171201) | more than 3 years ago | (#34322862)

According to Michelin, there are more three star restaurants in New York than Rome. In any case it is pathetic that you think you can judge and an entire continent-spanning nation of hundreds of millions based on whatever handful of random restaurants you happened upon. Grow up.

Re:one flaw... (1)

Shotgun (30919) | more than 3 years ago | (#34323310)

He didn't try a handful of "random" restaurants. He tried a few restaurants within walking distance of a university. I don't think any of the best restaurants in my city are anywhere near any university. The available clientel doesn't seem to be able to afford or care for real food.

Re:one flaw... (1)

ElectricTurtle (1171201) | more than 3 years ago | (#34323544)

I know of a few good restaurants near the University of Washington and Seattle University, but there too if you're motivated by price chances are you get what you pay for.

Just the thought makes me homesick for The Continental on University (and makes me want to punch all the dicks on Yelp who can't even spell fucking 'tzatziki' but think they know shit about Greek food and sully The Continental's ratings). That and Taste of India on Roosevelt... my wife and I used to go there practically just for the chai, which was damn near the best anywhere and they would constantly refill it like other places do water.

But no... now I'm stuck on the East Coast where apparently only three people know how to cook fish.

Re:one flaw... (1)

Hatta (162192) | more than 3 years ago | (#34322870)

If you can't appreciate a simple roasted turkey with stuffing and a side of potatos, I feel sorry for you.

Re:one flaw... (1)

cayenne8 (626475) | more than 3 years ago | (#34322970)

"Actually, after visiting the US, I'd say the food there is abysmal. For something edible, you need to look into something italian/chinese/etc."

You obviously have never been to or stayed in New Orleans.

Definitely GOOD food down here...

Heck, where I live, there really hardly is any commercial fast food places near where I live....Only like one Burger King within miles of me, but plenty of good local restaurants of all kinds, ethnic and NOLA style stuff.

I very rarely eat fast food, or even at ANY chain restaurant of any kind. I cook most of my food at home, and for outside entertainment money, I rather go once or twice a month or so, and go to a nice restaurant, with full service...wine and foods that I likely *could* cook on my own, but would take me a lot of time and effort (ie veal reduction sauces and the like). You can keep your McBurger. When I want junk food, I'll get a fried oyster poboy or the like.

Re:one flaw... (1)

tibman (623933) | more than 3 years ago | (#34323390)

I'm not sure if there is such a thing as "American Food" ? It's all stolen from other Countries and Cultures.

Good food can be found in most non-franchise diners/grills/pub/deli/cafe. Franchised restaraunts are nearly identical to each other.. so if you find a meal you like from a franchise store, you can pretty much find that exact meal in the surrounding towns/states.

My time spent in Germany is similar to yours. Most of the food was good. But there was also little variation and each place had virtually the same menu.. unless you ate Italian or another type of food.

Re:one flaw... (1)

Monkeedude1212 (1560403) | more than 3 years ago | (#34322596)

Well you are both right. Married Men and women don't get laid on thanksgiving, if ever at all. Maybe twice a year, or three if you spend money on Valentines.

However, all the teenage and young adults will spend thanksgiving with their families and invite their significant other over for dinner.

After meeting the family - there is usually some break up sex.

Like the GP said, conditioning.

Re:one flaw... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34322496)

You may not have smelled pumpkin pie, but you've certainly smelled the spices -- cinnamon, ginger, allspice, cloves, and nutmeg. (It's also used in cookies and custards (pumpkin pie is basically a custard)). So it could be conditioning or it could be touching a primal urge. The scent of a wet pussy has been scientifically demonstrated to cause boners even in people who have never smelled the tuna taco before.

Re:one flaw... (5, Insightful)

Ellis D. Tripp (755736) | more than 3 years ago | (#34322506)

"Have you ever noticed that you never get laid on Thanksgiving? I think it's because all the coats are on the bed."

Re:one flaw... (4, Funny)

Abstrackt (609015) | more than 3 years ago | (#34322878)

I just use the coffee table. It also encourages the guests to leave quickly.

Re:one flaw... (1)

thewils (463314) | more than 3 years ago | (#34323466)

Is that for the coats? Or the fucking? Or are you fucking on the coats? No wonder they leave early.

Re:one flaw... (1)

alphax45 (675119) | more than 3 years ago | (#34322590)

Someone with mod points mod this insightful right away!

Re:one flaw... (2, Insightful)

The MAZZTer (911996) | more than 3 years ago | (#34322744)

What feelings does the smell of pumpkin pie evoke? For me, none whatsoever. I've never smelled or tasted pumpkin pie.

Then how can you say it doesn't evoke any feelings?

Re:one flaw... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34323442)

Naw, this is a *limitation* of the study versus a *failure*. No research is without limitations. Reality (and funding!) see to that. Someone else can replicate the study in another country, might be interesting, I bet the authors of this study would read it.

And like a lot of other responses have said, no, there's not much sex in the US on Thanksgiving, everyone is way too busy early in the day (okay, mostly women) and too full and tired by 5:30 PM.

Wonderful! (1)

Maxo-Texas (864189) | more than 3 years ago | (#34322380)

This is gourd news for men with erectile disfunction!

Re:Wonderful! (1)

chemicaldave (1776600) | more than 3 years ago | (#34322674)

I don't mean to squash your hopes, but pumpkins are separate from gourds.

Re:Wonderful! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34323408)

You’ll no doubt be very melon-choly to learn that you’re incorrect. Gourds are an entire family of herbaceous plants bearing hard-rinded fruits, some of which are edible, some of which are not.

Cue cumber-some trips to the dictionary...

Re:Wonderful! (1)

Larry Lightbulb (781175) | more than 3 years ago | (#34323462)

Pieagra?

Headless Horseman (0)

Ukab the Great (87152) | more than 3 years ago | (#34322570)

If I had a pumpkin on top of me, I too would be pissed as hell about not having any head for 30 years.

Nine months after Thanksgiving (1)

MintOreo (1849326) | more than 3 years ago | (#34322576)

If the parents and in-laws didn't come in each Thanksgiving the August 20s would probably be a lot like November 14th.

Re:Nine months after Thanksgiving (2, Interesting)

pushing-robot (1037830) | more than 3 years ago | (#34322794)

Actually, August is the most common month of the year for birthdays. So...

This is obvious (1)

eln (21727) | more than 3 years ago | (#34322680)

Everyone knows pumpkin pies are sluts.

Cultural? (3, Insightful)

Prien715 (251944) | more than 3 years ago | (#34322732)

What'd be an interesting follow-up is whether this is because of the odor itself or what it reminds us of. Do the same study where no one eats pumpkin pie and see if the effect is the same.

The author's hypothesis seems to suggest the former, but that's what science is for.

Was this study done in Kentucky? (1)

GodfatherofSoul (174979) | more than 3 years ago | (#34322820)

The only time I have pumpkin pie is when I'm with my family on Thanksgiving. That's a very disturbing Pavlovian response.

Focus misdirected on Pumpkin Pie (4, Interesting)

Nexus7 (2919) | more than 3 years ago | (#34322882)

It's the combination of pumpkin pie and lavender that scores significantly higher than anything else (in this test).

Pumpkin pie & lavender 40% increase in blood flow
Next highest is 20%
Pumpkin pie alone 8.5%
Single highest smell is orange at 19.5%. Even vanilla is 8.5%.

Re:Focus misdirected on Pumpkin Pie (5, Informative)

ElectricTurtle (1171201) | more than 3 years ago | (#34323034)

Lavender contains high levels of phytoestrogens, so high that a bath product that overconcentrated their lavender extracts was causing peripheral precocious puberty in children and was acting like topical HRT to males. For some reason I can't paste the link into this box (it's a chrome/slashdot problem), but if you search for lavender precocious on google the second result details the occurrence. In any case, this endocrinological aspect may be the key to interpreting the results.

I'm seventeen. (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34322886)

Looking at linoleum makes me wanna have sex.

Re:I'm seventeen. (2, Insightful)

Larry Lightbulb (781175) | more than 3 years ago | (#34323000)

Being seventeen makes you want to have sex.

Re:I'm seventeen. (1)

dltaylor (7510) | more than 3 years ago | (#34323446)

I think you may have missed the "Buffy" reference.

Too young, too old, or just not in the viewing area?

So how high on the scale is it? (1)

houghi (78078) | more than 3 years ago | (#34322980)

How high on the scale? If no arousal is 0 and watching pr0n is 100, where does it stand?

Do we need another study on erections? (1)

JoPo23X3 (1696240) | more than 3 years ago | (#34323024)

So does waking and sleeping.

How new can this be? (1)

Nexus7 (2919) | more than 3 years ago | (#34323030)

How new can this news be, is there's already a pumpkin pie & lavender perfume on sale on EBay?

Farmaaaciiie PumkinPielis (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34323050)

  Teh B3st Phills on teh maarketz

But I don't like pumpkin pie... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34323160)

What if pumpkin pie isn't alluring to the man? (I know I'm in the minority here.)

Also, a 40% increase due to smelling lavender and pumpkin pie sounds WAY too high to be anything but bad math.

Then again, bad math translates so well to profitable headlines...

Science is confusing (1)

Grapplebeam (1892878) | more than 3 years ago | (#34323180)

How the hell do you measure how boneriffic a boner is? Seriously. And does the pie increase sex drive, or are we secretly all harboring a fetish for pie eating? Maybe the secret is men should have sex with pies from now on. I've never tried it, but I do know pumpkin pie is delicious. Or maybe pumpkin pie works for this purpose because it's generally given out during Thanksgiving, which is supposed to be a place of calm, and what not. Or, pie brings happiness. Does pie make you happy? It makes me happy. And does this mean that pies will begin to become prescribed as sex aids?

Re:Science is confusing (1)

thewils (463314) | more than 3 years ago | (#34323676)

...there must be some other kind of stimulus that they're missing. Maybe the chick serving them pumpkin pie is cuter than the other girls. Maybe the pumpkin pie reminds them of their mothers? Hey Oedipus - want another slice of pie? Sproing!!!

How Old is This Study? (1)

aaaantoine (1540357) | more than 3 years ago | (#34323382)

I've heard of this as early as 15 years ago. Has no one else heard this before?

Old news? (1)

recoisiche (1864820) | more than 3 years ago | (#34323612)

I read about this pumpkin pie/lavendar thing on the Cosmo website a couple weeks ago. Never thought I'd see the day where Slashdot articles overlap Cosmo ones.
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