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The burger or the taco?

According to a new study, it’s the taco men want and they’d rather starve than go without it. By taco we mean sex. But you’re on a masturbation themed website so we probably don’t have to point that out.

Scientists at University College London have studied the brains of nematode worms, finding that the male brain fires up neurons to seek out sex, overriding the desire for food, while the female brain is missing those same neurons, which according to the scientists means women are wired to seek out sustenance over sexual satisfaction.

Forgetting the frankly insulting comparison of humans to worms, in short, when a hungry male is presented with the choice of a hearty meal and living another day, or two minutes of mindless humping and possible death, he chooses death. Whereas the female when presented with the opportunity for either cake, or 30 seconds of foreplay followed by 90 seconds of sex and endless apologies wisely chooses the cake.

The news is exciting to scientists who have argued over whether the male and female brains are wired differently for decades.

Professor Scott Emmons, one of the authors of the study says: “Though the work is carried out in a small worm, it nevertheless gives us a perspective that helps us appreciate and possibly understand the variety of human sexuality”

“Although we have not looked in humans, it is plausible that the male human brain has types of neurons that the female brain doesn’t.”

So what does this news mean for you? It means you have yet another legitimate scientifically backed excuse for the next time you get caught humping on someone you shouldn’t be. It’s the way your brain is wired. You can’t help it.
Conversely it’s another great excuse for your girlfriend to carry on not putting out and eating her way through pant sizes until you’d rather eat that burger than her.

Jason Biggs had it right in American Pie – sex and food in one warm dish. Or why not try a melon ..

The research was originally published in the journal ‘Nature’.