27 January 2006

Having Sex and Public Speaking

Believe it or not, there IS a connection:
The prospect of speaking to a large audience can be daunting, reducing the eloquent to stammering wrecks.

But having sex before a speech is an effective way of allaying gut-wrenching nerves, and improves a person's ability to cope with acute stress for up to a week, researchers claim.

Those who had had penetrative sex were the least stressed, and their blood pressure returned to normal faster than it did for the others. Participants who had abstained had the highest blood pressure response to stress.

[The Independent , 26 Jan 2006]

Reuters UK even quoted lead author and psychologist Stuart Brody, from the University of Paisley in Scotland, that, for best results, "it has to be full sexual intercourse." WOW. I think there are other ways of relieving stress before giving a speech. It is best to take this study with a grain of salt.

Hmmmm.....on a lighter note, is that why he was such a calm person under pressure?

5 reactions:

TinTin said...

:). I think you've nailed it on the head (no pun intended) on Bill Clinton!

rolly said...

I will have to remember this the next time I am asked to do a presentation before a big crowd. Question, the bigger the crowd ba, the longer or the more sex is needed?

Duke said...

Not a bad remedy :D

beajerry said...

I don't think he had "full intercourse", though.
He just got a lot of head.

Rose DesRochers said...

I'll have to try that. :)