01 May 2007

At it like... monkeys?

More reason to celebrate when she says, "I'm on the pill": Scientists have developed a pill that will supposedly decrease a woman's appetite for food and increase her appetite for sex.

(Personally, I'd have settled for half of that equation.)

In trials, the pill had dramatic effect, according to this story reported by the BBC. "When it was given to monkeys, they displayed mating behaviour such as tongue-flicking and eyebrow-raising to the males, while female shrews displayed their feelings via 'rump presentation and tail wagging.'" The bad news is, it's probably 10 years from showing up on store shelves, researchers said.

The other bad news: Incidents of monkeys with lung cancer are predicted to climb dramatically.

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