Tag Archives: stupid studies

Dubious Study Finds That Women React Aggressively Toward “Sexy” Peers

Ugh. The very last thing we (i.e. women) need is a “study” claiming to observe women’s snarky reactions to another woman dressed sexily. The lead author of the study begins with a quote that is concerning in and of itself: “I was convinced, having lived a life as a woman, that we’re not as pleasant as some people make us out to be.” Huh? I’ve never heard of anyone making women, as an entire gender, out to be pleasant. Tracy Vaillancourt, who is also the professor of psychology at University of Ottawa, invited 86 women to participate in a conflict resolution study, but she had a different agenda when she documented how the women reacted to a young female student entering the room in a certain outfit. Vaillancourt did not document the ages of the 86 women who partook in the study or, well, anything about them, only their responses to the student, who wore either a T-shirt and khakis or a low-cut top and mini skirt. Vaillancourt stated that “ninety-seven percent” of the women responded inappropriately to the student. To use the same scientific term that Vaillancourt herself uses, the reactions were bitchy. Keep reading »

Foreplay Unnecessary For Female Orgasm?

A recent study debunked the idea that women need foreplay in order to achieve an orgasm with a partner. Researchers Petr Weiss and Stuart Brody asked 2,360 Czech women how often they orgasmed with a partner, and then how much time, on average, they spent on foreplay and the average amount time they spent actually having intercourse. Foreplay lasted an average of 15.4 minutes, whereas intercourse lasted an average of 16.2 minutes. The women who reported having intercourse for a longer period of time orgasmed more often than those that had intercourse for shorter periods of time. Keep reading »

The Five Stupidest Studies Of The Week

OK, so we here at The Frisky can be real geeks sometimes. We eat up any new information about biology, medicine or human behavior. However, we also come across the stupidest studies that just seem to “prove” “theories” that are just basic common sense. And then we think: “Really? Someone funded this crap?” After the jump, our picks for this week’s stupidest studies. Keep reading »

  • Zergnet: Simply Irresistible

  • HowAboutWe

  • Popular