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American researchers have stunned the world with the revelation that young people who drink a lot tend to get more sex. Academics at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis revealed their shock findings yesterday after extensive research. It seems that the shrinks were easily able to demonstrate a connection …
In her book The Coming Plague, Laurie Garrett recounts stories by researchers into STD's in San Francisco in the 70's and 80's who were looking at promiscuity in the gay scene.
IIRC, they started off considering men who had more than 50 partners a year as "Extremely promiscuous". By the end of the first day, they had revised that number to 100+. By the end of the study, they were counting 500 and up as the top end category.
Rather puts one's own conquests into context...
(Paris Hilton selected for obvious reasons)
So, you're saying p*ssed up louts get more sex? Or are you saying p*ssed up louts get more STD's?
Or that p*ssed up louts go for slutty women?
I drink more than my healthy share, yet don't consider myself promiscuous in the least. I've been with the same lady for almost 6 years, and never fallen foul of a "dry spell"! (Except that one time where I felt up her sister, but I did have her permission... Ahem.)
Everything worthy of serious research is already known.
That leaves researchers no option but to come up with utter bolox (no pun intended.)
Come to think of it, when was the last astonishing discovery / invention / development that led to big changes for mankind ?
I have a research idea !
Do anally retentative nerds need to lighten-up, have a drink and get laid more?
The article doesn't make clear if that 9.26 figure is per week, per month, per year or per (their) lifetime, up to age 25. Unless it's per week, then all I can say is, "bloody amatuers!"
Back in the 70s (my mid-teens to mid-20s), if I wasn't having sex with at least 6 different people a week, I'd be worrying I was losing my edge.
Of course, it *was* the 70s - Free Love, Make Love Not War and all that. We weren't able to stop war but we had some fun trying. Things have changed, I guess.
You mean that people that like to have fun and sex and that actually go out and socialize, instead of shunning human contact and staying at home have more sex than their more hermitic counterparts? Wow, who would have thunk it.. (The Paris Hilton angle is obvious btw) In other news, those that aren't manic-depressive are generally happier overall...
Reading the abstract one of the criteria was exhibiting 1 symptom of the DSM-IV problem drinking. I better get myself to AA as it looks like I've got a problem:
"Tolerance, as defined by either of the following:
* A need for markedly increased amounts of alcohol to achieve intoxication or desired effect.
* Markedly diminished effect with continued use of the same amount of alcohol."
I thought that was just natural as you get used to the alcohol but obviously not.
Hmm, so there's a correlation between the amount drunk and the number of partners had, and you choose to interpret that as "drink beer and get laid more". However, couldn't a more likely explanation be a negative correlation between the amount drunk and ability to hold on to a partner? i.e. "drink beer and get dumped more"?
Addendum sorely needed to this stunningly useful study. As all Vulture readers know, the beer glass effect has a real impact on most drinkers, making some go and shag whatever moves. So yes, they probably get more pillow time, but I'd say there's a faire chance they don't remember it well either.
I prefer less quantity with more quality. Remembering is half the fun, after all.
From a mans perspective I'd say its not how much you drink that matters, instead how much the ladies around you drink. The corelation probably comes from, the people you surround yourself with will drink a similar amount. Which is not quiet the same.
If I went out to a club and drank as much as I could, I doubt I'd be getting any action :¬)
The exception to this take on it being beer gogles of course :¬)
Perhaps people are looking at it the wrong way?
It may just be that sex makes you thirsty.
Also, my First Aid instructor told me that a pint of bitter is naturally balanced to replace lost bodily fluids, so there may be a correlation here. [And he was a doctor so it must be true.]
Also, the report doesn't state if the interviews were conducted when the subjects were sober.
After a few pints there may be a tendency to brag.....
......me? 15 pints a night man, me!....Women?....Beating them off with a shitty stick and still half killing myself.........
Hmmm....now what are the chances that the things most young men (and an increasing number of young women, these days) lie about are capacity for drink and sexual prowess?
Were there independant observers to verify the survey claims?
The city where the research took place happens to also be the world-wide headquarters of the Anheuser-Busch companies, owners of approximately 50% of the US beer market. Coincidence? I think not!*
They didn't mention the gender of the participants, but talk of pregnancy leads me to believe the study boils down to "drunk chicks aren't very discerning about who they screw."
* Yes, I know most readers of El Reg would not consider most Anheuser-Busch products to be beer (neither do I), but for the study participants, Budweiser probably constitutes "the good stuff".
Going a bit off topic here but....
"Everything worthy of serious research is already known."
Didnt some one say that at the turn of the 20th centuary? then we had friggin great big mad ass wars... rockets... moon landings (aparently), tin foil... computers... silicon breast implants... macdonalds???????????????????? and El Reg....
Hmm... id be worried if we knew all we would ever know as a species of course.
I want me nuclear powered flying car now please!!!! now God damnit!....
Your wish can be granted, with Beer!
You will need one old, radium-dial, luminous watch, one clapped out Ford Fiesta, some duct tape and a cliff.
Open the bonnet of the Fiesta and duct-tape the watch to the rocker cover. Close the bonnet.
Now, drink *lots* of Beer.
Hey presto, nuclear powered flying car.