Random ramblings from my beer soaked melon about politics, religion, sex, stupidities, nature, and any other subject that penetrates the haze. Sometimes crude and not for the faint of heart or people with normal intelligence, or an abundance of common sense.
Sunday, April 15, 2007
The omnipresent process of sex, as it is woven into the whole texture of our man's or woman's body, is the pattern of all the process of our life.
Henry Ellis

I think we should talk about sex today. Well at least erotic pictures and some of the wonderful work that is being done using all those government grants.

First is a little study done by the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University.

They decided to study how men and women look at erotic images using some fancy eye tracking technology.

The results were a little different than they thought they would be.

While men and women looked at the genitals about the same amount women it seems spent more time looking at couples having sex than men. They also spent more time looking at genitals if they were taking hormonal contraceptives. So far this is not too surprising.
They found however that the men when looking at pictures looked first at faces and more than women.
So I guess that’s why my pectoral workouts take so long.

The University of Minnesota not to be outdone did a study using figured out a way to show one eye an erotic image and the other something called dynamic visual noise; the noise will suppress the image and render it essentially invisible to the viewer.

They were then shown a pattern in one or the other eye and asked its orientation clockwise or counterclockwise. The subjects identified the orientation correctly more often when it appeared on the side where the erotic picture was. This means that the image tends to focus your attention more even though it was invisible. Sounds like they need to develop this further and use it in the schools to improve the students test scores on those no child left behind mandated tests.

The subjects in this study were both male and female, gay bisexual, and straight and they found that pictures that were not attractive to the subject’s sexual orientation did not improve their concentration. Except that women who responded well when it was a male image didn’t necessarily worsen when looking at female nudes. Hmmm.

From Vanderbilt University comes a study that used a simple stack of pictures of violent and sexual subjects along with pleasant landscapes and told to find a certain image. The closer the image was to a violent or erotic picture the more likely the subjects were to miss it.

They call it the rubbernecking effect just like if you see an accident or distraction on the road, and say that it is almost impossible not to look. The trouble is when you look there is a short span of time when you stop seeing and reacting to what you are seeing next.
Driving down the road from work to home I pass about 8 billboards that sometimes have sexy ads on them to sell me stuff like cars and blue jeans or perfume among other things.
When I lived on Cape Cod from 68 thru 72 billboards were not aloud anywhere on the Cape. I think that for my safety they should do the same everywhere along with all the monster flashing signs for stores and such. The people who seem to spend all their time trying to make us safer with laws against cell phones and smoking and just about anything else that involves a personal risk should start going after all these distractions. Of course they will be attacking their business buddies.
Time to go do my workout by looking at some sexy faces.

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  • At 2:41 PM, Blogger yellowdog granny

    see....I told you..write about something you love..and it will make a great post...haha...

  • At 2:41 PM, Blogger yellowdog granny

    er...ah..the goddess told you..not me..it was the goddess..not me...remember..not me..the goddess..

  • At 4:21 PM, Blogger Babs

    I guess I should be glad I can only use one eye or they might be showing me dirty pictures without my knowledge. It's not fair if you can't see the good stuff.