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It seems Pope Francis needs to brush up on his Tertullian!

It has been reported (in The ChristLast Media, I must note) that the current Pope does not like the phrase "lead us not into temptation...

"Let no freedom be allowed to novelty, because it is not fitting that any addition should be made to antiquity. Let not the clear faith and belief of our forefathers be fouled by any muddy admixture." -- Pope Sixtus III

Thursday, October 26, 2017

This means Harvey Weinstein must be a fucking genius.

From The Gut Health Project (Seriously. It's a thing.):

Dr Oz: Sex Makes You Smarter- 

By Michael Roizen, M.D., And Mehmet Oz, M.D.

Are people who have frequent sex smarter?

As the trailer for "Genius," a TV docudrama about the life of Albert Einstein, makes clear, Einstein was many things, but monogamous was not one of them. His marriages and affairs were well-documented by him in his letters to his various wives and mistresses.

So, did all that sex make him smarter? According to researchers at Coventry University and the University of Oxford in the U.K., the answer may be a resounding "yes," especially in his later years. Turns out, say the scientists, the brain-boosting powers of canoodling are particularly potent for older adults.

The researchers had 73 participants ages 50 to 83 answer a series of questions about their sexual health and then take a series of tests that assessed their intelligence. What they found was the more frequent (defined as weekly) sexual activity the person had ("sexual activity" was defined as intercourse, masturbation and petting), the higher they scored on cognitive function tests for verbal fluency and visual-spatial ability. They also had better cardiovascular health.

The theory is that sexual activity enhances dopamine secretion, which is linked to improved working memory and executive function in older adults. We're sure that physical activity and energetic heart-pumping had something to do with having a sharper brain, too.

So whether older people who have frequent sex get smarter or smarter seniors have more frequent sex, it doesn't really matter. (The researchers couldn't say there was a definite cause and effect.) The two seem to be linked, and that's enough to establish relativity.

© 2017 Michael Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet Oz, M.D.
Distributed by King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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First of all, the word is SEX, not GENDER. If you are ever tempted to use the word GENDER, don't. The word is SEX! SEX! SEX! SEX! For example: "My sex is male." is correct. "My gender is male." means nothing. Look it up. What kind of sick neo-Puritan nonsense is this? Idiot left-fascists, get your blood-soaked paws off the English language. Hence I am choosing "male" under protest.


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