gordon gallup

Reproductive Warfare: Sperm Invasion on Battlefield Vagina

Earlier this week, I wrote about the possible antidepressant effects of semen in women. A 2002 study by psychologist Gordon Gallup hypothesizes that the vagina absorbs a host of mood-boosting hormones contained in semen, which makes women feel better. This would make it seem like vaginas and semen are BFFs, right? Well, according to Dr. Gallup himself, that isn't the case.

The big question I'm looking to answer (which Molly and I addressed as part of our "Why does the sizzle fizzle?" podcast) is whether love is blind. Do we have any choice in the people we're attracted to and pursue for the long-term? The short answer, according to Gallup, is no.