Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Could Rejection Slips Be the New Viagra?

Thanks Sham the Gene Girl for sending me this gem.

Locus Online has a report on a paper published in the Journal of Sexual Function.
Rejection slips stimulate libido, according to a paper published yesterday in the "Rejection Anxiety and Sexual Response in Speculative Fiction Writers," caps a nine year study jointly funded by the Institute for the Study of Sexual Behavior and the Science Fiction Writers of America. "The idea that performance anxiety plays a key role in sexual dysfunction is well established in the literature," says J.O. Bromfield, the study's lead researcher. "However using psychophysiological methods, we found that literary anxiety was often associated with an enhancement of response to sexual stimuli." Three focus groups involving 73 men and women (median age 34.3; range 24-75) participated in the study. They included recent Clarion, Odyssey and Creative Writing MFA graduates, attendees of the Sycamore Hill, Rio Hondo and Blue Heaven writers workshops and Nebula Award winners.
You can read the rest here.

Young Ted might be the man to watch (or watch out for) then since he has the largest collection of any Malaysian writer from prestigious publications around the globe.

7 comments:

bibliobibuli said...

Of course, you might always want to check the date on the article.

Elegant Variation didn't notice ... and neither did Gene Girl.

I'm made of sturdier stuff.

animah said...

Can Young Ted confirm the accuracy of the report?

Chet said...

Did you notice, Sharon? After all, you blogged about it.

bibliobibuli said...

oh yes i did chet, though not until i'd read it a couple of times.

Ted Mahsun said...

Hmm. I was wondering where the constant multiple orgasms were coming from.

bibliobibuli said...

haha ted

thought this would cheer you up.

i have the strangest feeling that most of my blog readers don't see the joke ...

Anonymous said...

Rejection -> Depression -> Self Medication -> Sex.

It's as easy as that.

Anyway if you don't watch out, you'll get addicted to rejection.