Thursday, May 02, 2013

Antibiotic Makes Men Immune To Beautiful Women


So tell me the truth, fellas...when you come into contact with a beautiful, seductive woman do you find it hard to concentrate? Do you freeze up, have trouble making rational decisions? Do you find yourself smilingly giving in to her and acting like a trusting fool?

If so, medical science can help, if you want to call it that. They've now discovered an antibiotic vaccine that makes men immune to the charms of beautiful women.

It's called minocycline.

Typically,this tetracycline antibiotic is used for things like acne, and in proper dosage it can build resistance to certain forms of mental illness like schizophrenia and depression. However a recent experiment in Japan (where else?) shows it also gives men a surprising degree of resistance to the effect gorgeous women have on them.

The way the experiment was set up is as follows.Researchers recruited about 100 men to play a trust game using photographs of beautiful women. In the game, each man was given 1300 Yen (approx. $13) and asked to rate the attractiveness of each woman. They were also told they could either split evenly with a partner for no risk or attempt to triple the amount, The men were told that if they chose to try and triple their money, the woman could then choose how to split the money between herself and the man.

What the men weren't told is that each of the women had already decided in advance to take all of the money and stiff the men.

The men were then given a vaccine of either placebo or minocycline.

When the female partner was someone the man had rated as unattractive, the men in both the placebo and minocycline group trusted the partner half the time. However, when the partner was someone rated by the men as a beautiful woman, the men in the placebo group trusted her almost 70 percent of the time, while the minocycline group trusted her only 50 percent of the time.

Personally, I'd pass on the vaccine and cheerfully succumb to the disease, thanks.

Of course, you could also achieve the same effect naturally by marrying a beautiful woman and building up a resistance over time. I've found this method has worked quite well for me...


3 comments:

louielouie said...

method has worked quite well for me...

apparently ms. J/P has been proofing this website.

Rob said...

Yes,but of course it's still true...

Chris said...

Gee, I was thinking they were going to recommend a good stiff(!) dose of saltpeter...