Scientists ruin mouse's day.
August 30, 2002 5:56 AM   Subscribe

Scientists ruin mouse's day. Or maybe, "discover the end of all ends"? or something. This story is begging for clever headlines, and I cannot think of any. Too embarassing. But still, the possibilities raised by this study are endless. Oh, there you go, another pun...
posted by costas (11 comments total)
How anticlimactic.
posted by sharksandwich at 6:41 AM on August 30, 2002

Paxil and Prosac make you into super stud.. hmmm
posted by stbalbach at 6:48 AM on August 30, 2002

Few researchers study ejaculation control in rats.

Best. Caption. Ever.

Especially with the picture. The one on the right looks like he's intently watching the other one, well, you know.

Ahhh, rat research assistants. What would we do without them?
posted by zaack at 7:55 AM on August 30, 2002

"...if we were to find the chemicals that contribute to the sensation of ejaculation and the pleasure associated with it, we may be able to find drugs that have the same effect."

Wow, who needs a partner when you can just pop a little pill.
posted by piskycritter at 9:34 AM on August 30, 2002

Encountering a willing female rat, the males still "act interested, get erections, chase her, mount her, and penetrate - they just never climax," says neuroscientist Lique Coolen.

...and the females have been lining up outside their cage door since the news got out.
posted by timeistight at 9:42 AM on August 30, 2002

oh, come on...
posted by y2karl at 9:56 AM on August 30, 2002

C'mon - how long till a pill? I want a pill!
posted by ac at 10:30 AM on August 30, 2002

stbalbach: Paxil and Prozac make you into super stud.

Not especially. It's different for everyone, but "sexual dysfunction" is a fairly common side effect for those taking SSRIs. That can take several different forms...desire can be muted, the flesh may be weak, or the dreaded numbing effect could set in, among other things.
posted by Vidiot at 11:14 AM on August 30, 2002

Prozac really messes with your sex drive. I'm usually rather laid-back, but on the three-months I was on Prozac I went crazy. It was so bad I actually had to stop using it because I couldn't get any work or anything productive done because I was too busy fantasizing. (On the plus side, I did pick up a girlfriend in the middle of the sordid affair, but then again, I got dumped after I quit. Maybe I'm just a grim SOB without it...)
posted by Veritron at 3:23 PM on August 30, 2002

Really Minnie... this never happens to me....

I'm sure you're just tired, Mickey
posted by John Smallberries at 6:15 PM on August 30, 2002

I wonder if the chemical they injected into the mouse was Southern Comfort...
posted by hellinskira at 4:33 PM on September 1, 2002

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