Gunnies get more sex drive?
The New York Times reports a study of a whopping 30 persons that indicates that, after handling a gun, male testosterone levels rise and they are more willing to put hot pepper in someone else's drink. (Control subjects played a board game called Moustrap rather than handling a firearm). This is interpreted as proving that handling a gun increases aggressive tendencies.
I'd suggest better interpretations would be:
1. Diassembling firearms is good for your sex drive.
2. People consigned to playing Mousetrap just want to get out of there ASAP.
New, forbidden[?] experiences may cause changes in hormones and whatnot. It may have been more of the reputation that guns have and how these men perceive them. Perhaps they should test people who have more experience with firearms.
Additionally, I would think taking apart a gun is more difficult (and rewarding) than a board game. So, that may have had an effect. Researches could also test if men who take apart cars have increased testosterone.
Posted by: Tycug at May 10, 2006 01:29 PM
We all know that the "abstinence only" approach to [firearms training / sex education ] is the only 100% safe and effective method.
Posted by: A.O. at May 11, 2006 08:23 AM
Not to mention that Mousetrap is about as aggressive a game as watching paint dry. They should have played some Monopoly or even Sorry.
Posted by: jordan at May 11, 2006 10:55 AM