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How Porn Changes Sexual Preferences: The Science

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If you’ve ever read a scientific study, you may have found that the experiment being conducted was done so on rats. This is because rats are similar to humans, and drugs may act the same way in humans as they do in rats. You’re probably wondering where I’m going with this given that this is an article on how pornography alters human sexual tastes…well, a study conducted on rats is very relevant to this topic.

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Research into whether or not the instinct of rats could be changed was conducted using what most people would determine as pretty gross methods! Female rats were sprayed with a liquid that was designed to smell exactly like a rotting corpse. When sprayed with this liquid and put into a cage with male rats, the desire to mate with the female rats was so powerful that it usurped the urge to avoid the smell of a rotting corpse. But it didn’t end there. Male rats were then put in cages with inanimate objects that were sprayed with the same ‘death spray’, and the results were exactly the same – they preferred objects that smelt like rotting corpses because they associated pleasure with the smell.

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