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Just as lingerie turns on human males, tiny jackets do the same for male rats

by | 6th, January 2015

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If you want to get your pets breeding, get them some fetching outfits:

Just as lingerie turns on human males, tiny jackets do the same for male rats, a new study finds. In an unusual study, researchers allowed virgin male rats to have sex with females wearing special rodent “jackets.” Later, when scientists gave the males a chance to mate again, the animals preferred to mate with jacket-wearing female rats rather than with unclad ones.

It’s all about status:

“In other words, male rats learn that “each time my partner wears lingerie [a jacket], I’m going to have sex,” said study co-author Gonzalo R. Quintana Zunino, a psychologist working in the lab of psychologist Jim Pfaus at Concordia University in Montreal.

Rodent sex workers, good news:

 In addition, the males made more mounting attempts and ejaculated more quickly with the jacketed females.

Fur coats are back…

 



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