Can Science Improve Your Sex Life?


With work, studying or a stressful schedule,
it can be *hard* to find the time or energy for that extra edge in the bedroom. But, could
science have a solution to our sexual woes? It just might… Sexual desire in both men and women is controlled
by your hormones. When something triggers you to be ‘turned on’, the brain and nervous
system send signals to your pelvis, causing blood vessels to dilate. You experience an
increased heart rate, while your brain releases norepinephrine, dopamine and other pleasurable
neurotransmitters which make it clear to your body that you’re having a good time. And humans have long tried to enhance this
biological response throughout history. Unfortunately, there is no real scientific evidence to the
pop culture myth that oysters, chocolate or other so called ‘aphrodisiacs’ will make
you horny. And while Viagra may prolong an erection, contrary to popular belief, it actually
doesn’t make you more aroused. It works solely to inhibit an enzyme so blood flow
to the penis is increased, and only acts on the peripheral nervous system. So popping
the blue pill won’t increase libido, nor will an erection occur without initial stimulation.
Not to mention, it has no effect on women. But it turns out that scientists may have
mistakenly stumbled upon a new sex secret… In an effort to create sunless tanning agents,
scientists were researching melanocortin – a specific protein in the brain which can control
skin pigmentation. Except, when 10mg of the synthetic version called melanotan-II were
injected in a male, an immediate and unstimulated erection lasting 8 full hours occurred along
with nausea and vomiting. At 2.5 mg the erection lasted 2-3 hours with minimal nausea. But
after bringing the dose to 1.25 mg, the males were aroused and had consistent erections
without any nausea. Surprisingly, this drug is now being effectively administered as a
nasal spray – ‘sniff-a-stiff’ anyone? On top of which, the drug works on females
too. When female rats were injected, along with
other hormones such as β-estradiol-3-benzoate and progesterone, they increased hops, darts,
and ear wiggling in front of their male counterparts. These are all actions designed to cause sexual
arousal, and invite male rats for sex. But, before you run out to find this seemingly
miraculous love elixir, just know that it hasn’t been approved or regulated anywhere
in the world yet. However, its derivative called bremelanotide, is currently undergoing
human clinical trials as a potential treatment for a myriad of sexual disorders, such as
female sexual arousal disorder. And since the main mode of action occurs directly in
the central nervous system, it works on both sexes. So eat your avocados, oysters and chocolate
for sustenance…and let science handle the sex. Special thanks to Audible.com for supporting
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100 Comments

  1. solidcrazyy said:

    so what would happen if some keep there v-card for life

    February 21, 2015
    Reply
  2. Daniel Lesieur said:

    test tubes and beakers with six packs, nice 😉

    February 21, 2015
    Reply
  3. AstroFazersPlaylist said:

    You can increase libido, just relax during the weekend, sleep long, eat strawberries… 😉

    February 21, 2015
    Reply
  4. Luke Juke LIVE said:

    Hey, sex is my thing (and I am more clever than you, ha)

    February 21, 2015
    Reply
  5. Afiq Rizal Bin Mohd Alim said:

    I'm 12

    February 22, 2015
    Reply
  6. alexanderx33 said:

    "OMFG!" Imagine what the scientist was thinking when he saw this. WTF ROFL.

    February 22, 2015
    Reply
  7. devluz said:

    Is there anything that'll reverse its effect? anti viagra or so?

    February 22, 2015
    Reply
  8. Faith Stone said:

    Daaaaang, science got game 😉

    February 23, 2015
    Reply
  9. Skroot said:

    Damn, scientists sure like to "inject" stuff into animals. :p

    February 23, 2015
    Reply
  10. Patrick Hansen said:

    yes

    February 23, 2015
    Reply
  11. Charles Harris said:

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    February 23, 2015
    Reply
  12. Pietro Vella said:

    Penis heheheh

    February 24, 2015
    Reply
  13. Claire Coflin said:

    I love how in the scene where the woman is thinking she sees two guy symbols, a guy and a girl symbol, and two girl symbols!

    February 24, 2015
    Reply
  14. Raymond James said:

    Wow, cool. :p

    February 24, 2015
    Reply
  15. Gonzalo Ayala Ibarre said:

    Viagra doesn't work in women? I could swear that it helped the ones with arousal disorders. 

    February 24, 2015
    Reply
  16. Aurash Zandieh said:

    You guys are the best!

    February 25, 2015
    Reply
  17. Felixir of Life said:

    I'm curious, if this increases arousal could it, in theory, "turn" exclusively gay or straight people bi? Or cause asexuals to experience sexual attraction? Obviously the drug is in early stages but I'm concerned about potential misuses, "curing" behaviours and attractions deemed "wrong" by some. Then there'd be the risk of people using them in place of rufies, using misattribution to manipulate peoples' emotions and attractions… I dunno, my mind tends to jump straight to extremes but it's interesting to think about 

    February 25, 2015
    Reply
  18. Ailia G said:

    I have no libido ,so I would love to try this at least once. To know what it would be like to want/enjoy it.

    February 26, 2015
    Reply
  19. H أينَ أشْيائي؟ said:

    nice

    February 26, 2015
    Reply
  20. Underdogs FC said:

    Is everything ASAP science say true?

    February 26, 2015
    Reply
  21. wow sis said:

    Do a video on the blue and black or gold and white dress

    February 27, 2015
    Reply
  22. Stevo Ibarra said:

    Can u guys explain that dress tht is blue and black or white and gold

    February 27, 2015
    Reply
  23. ByteKnight said:

    So from now on I can put that in their drinks instead?

    February 27, 2015
    Reply
  24. Cerys Haste said:

    Is there such thing as the honeymoon phase and if there is how long does it last?

    February 28, 2015
    Reply
  25. The GameFinder 5000 said:

    wait so we can experiment on male humans but not female humans. 

    February 28, 2015
    Reply
  26. theyamahacoolman said:

    why some animals have different numbers of nipples??

    March 1, 2015
    Reply
  27. ganondorfchampin said:

    I don't get why the hell anyone would want to be horny more often. 

    March 1, 2015
    Reply
  28. MARCELA FERREYRO said:

    GOOD!!!

    March 2, 2015
    Reply
  29. sankalp dubey said:

    What is the perfect exercise for a day? Like what all should we do to remain free of deseases and any irregularities in our body? Please help !

    March 2, 2015
    Reply
  30. EverythingButArms said:

    Science can't improve my sex life, can't improve whats imprisoned in my basement. LOL HASHTAG OBAMAGATE

    March 4, 2015
    Reply
  31. MasterBeaterPI said:

    I'm in no way homophobic and I respect all types of love, but do u guys have an explanation/idea on what causes homosexuality? I'm merely being curious.

    March 4, 2015
    Reply
  32. PirateFunk said:

    AsapCLICKBAIT. Unsubscribed.

    March 7, 2015
    Reply
  33. Lewis May said:

    OK but what if u are ginger

    March 8, 2015
    Reply
  34. Andrew J. Davis said:

    Running through the sex with my woes. 

    March 10, 2015
    Reply
  35. Dauminator63 said:

    this implies i have a sex life

    March 11, 2015
    Reply
  36. eldhand said:

    Can science give me a sex life?

    March 11, 2015
    Reply
  37. Fish Ed said:

    8 hours of erection?! Damn that's uncomfortable. 

    March 16, 2015
    Reply
  38. Health4LIFE said:

    Your method is great.
    But my method on my channel – Acupressure for improving sex (Specially without drinking medicines) is better than yours.

    March 18, 2015
    Reply
  39. fireaza said:

    Science! Sexy science!

    March 21, 2015
    Reply
  40. Atlas said:

    Eat Ten oranges 😛

    March 24, 2015
    Reply
  41. Dino Herceg said:

    Lmao sure it can…just be good at science and there comes good job,and with that u can get a good wife or just pay for buncha prostitutes or buy nutritions n after a yer of training ull be ripped and with that will attract planty of chicks… xD

    March 25, 2015
    Reply
  42. SeanTheOriginal said:

    I feel so bad for the men who had an 8 hour erection while vomiting. I can't even imagine how bad that hurt.

    April 12, 2015
    Reply
  43. axtion said:

    Even works for Kids! 4 REAL

    April 22, 2015
    Reply
  44. Anonymous71475 said:

    0:46
    "contrary to popular belief, …"
    Shouldn't it be contradiction to popular belief? As both statements can't be false too?

    May 1, 2015
    Reply
  45. WildStyle143 said:

    This made me want to watch porn 😞

    May 5, 2015
    Reply
  46. Anthony Gonzales said:

    Which is better ANDROID OR APPLE

    May 6, 2015
    Reply
  47. someone said:

    where buy melanocortin or Bremelanotide ( PT-141) ?

    June 14, 2015
    Reply
  48. iUniqueOrn said:

    Can you make a video on science explaining sadism and masochism (or dominant/submissive personalities) xD

    June 19, 2015
    Reply
  49. Apex Studios said:

    random question can men have babies

    July 13, 2015
    Reply
  50. Sabrina N said:

    Scientifically, why do men like breasts?

    July 17, 2015
    Reply
  51. ScarredAceAnimation said:

    This looks like one of those

    ''Buy my book and I'll tell you how to last longer''

    videos on pornhub lmao

    August 6, 2015
    Reply
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    August 10, 2015
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  53. Barış ALTUN said:

    I think this video said nothing…

    August 11, 2015
    Reply
  54. J Plap said:

    Where can we get this stuff ?

    August 12, 2015
    Reply
  55. Yo boy Back said:

    But chocolate decreases you're libido

    August 21, 2015
    Reply
  56. LokyNoKey said:

    Take the red pill, goddammit! Or you will miss so much action.

    September 3, 2015
    Reply
  57. Paula Alec said:

    does weed affect sex

    September 9, 2015
    Reply
  58. Catnip said:

    "Stiff and sniff" lmao

    September 29, 2015
    Reply
  59. Luis Armando Marranzini Diaz said:

    hello, can you make a video about testosterone?

    October 6, 2015
    Reply
  60. Ritual Beast said:

    millions of questions in this world and this is what our scientists are focusing on WTF

    October 10, 2015
    Reply
  61. jason murillo said:

    Has there been an update on the clinical trials? Or is it long-term study?

    October 18, 2015
    Reply
  62. DustDaRapper React said:

    HELL YEAH!!! #ReactionComingSoon

    October 31, 2015
    Reply
  63. Kovu The Great said:

    Those thrats, wiggling their ears at every passer byer

    November 20, 2015
    Reply
  64. An na said:

    Do the science of asexuality

    December 8, 2015
    Reply
  65. Lauren said:

    being a virgin,I'm sure it can

    December 11, 2015
    Reply
  66. james gee said:

    whats a STIFF?????

    February 14, 2016
    Reply
  67. Volantis Acedia said:

    Use a condom and frequent pregnancy tests. Also, DONT overuse the pill – it may be carcinogenic.
    Please thumbs up!

    March 18, 2016
    Reply
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    April 18, 2016
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  69. fronzie said:

    you guys should create a playlist for every sexual/relationship science video you do 🙂
    love this channel <3

    April 18, 2016
    Reply
  70. Kendrick Lamar said:

    Triggered

    June 15, 2016
    Reply
  71. Nur Haque said:

    now I will go back to release more dopomine

    June 26, 2016
    Reply
  72. marcel said:

    Definitely the only supplement for me! I noticed how I became more energized and my stamina improved whenever I take this. Not that I'm completely relying on it but I like having extra energy to do other stuffs! No more being drained, no skipping out on the fun!

    February 21, 2017
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  73. oopsy444 said:

    Sniff a stiff. I'm dying. Please be the non chemical name for this product. Or at least sniffin to stiffen

    February 27, 2017
    Reply
  74. Tigsby said:

    That is not cool!
    Present a remedy to a population with little problem, and more and more people will have this problem…

    March 1, 2017
    Reply
  75. UnshippedMars said:

    science can not improve everything just as they can't prove anything .

    March 20, 2017
    Reply
  76. percival ryan said:

    wait a sec… They injected a random drug in a live HUMAN MALE giving him an erection for 8HOURS, but gave the female dose to a rat ! I'm really not okay with this.

    March 24, 2017
    Reply
  77. Nesc Sims said:

    wassup with those human trials

    April 12, 2017
    Reply
  78. Green Viper said:

    omg sniff to stiff

    May 30, 2017
    Reply
  79. ChristianCountryBoy i Love Jesus Christ! said:

    Freaky stuff

    June 22, 2017
    Reply
  80. Nikolaos Vergis said:

    PLEASE DO POPPERS

    September 24, 2017
    Reply
  81. Bananananananana Hi said:

    “Turned on”

    September 24, 2017
    Reply
  82. Miss birdie said:

    Why am I watching this I'm asexual

    September 28, 2017
    Reply
  83. Graf Zeppelin said:

    When is this coming to the market?

    October 7, 2017
    Reply
  84. Biko Dhar said:

    what is historia

    October 16, 2017
    Reply
  85. Biko Dhar said:

    what is hysteria disease

    October 16, 2017
    Reply
  86. vinny said:

    My girl wiggled her ears at me now she’s prego

    December 26, 2017
    Reply
  87. كأس العالم said:

    How can i get aroused?
    I feel nothing after watching my wife naked

    January 4, 2018
    Reply
  88. Present Tense said:

    01:20 I'd hate to be the guy who was tested with 10mg of melanocortin. Walking around nauseated and vomiting everywhere with a full erection for 8± hours

    March 13, 2018
    Reply
  89. Chury Guevara said:

    Update on this drugs? 😆

    March 29, 2018
    Reply
  90. Sanket Bansod said:

    Eat eag you'll do it more time..

    April 6, 2018
    Reply
  91. cookie cookie said:

    SNIFF A STIFF ANYONE???

    May 13, 2018
    Reply
  92. Grumpy Potato said:

    You can’t improve something that is nonexistent

    June 28, 2018
    Reply
  93. New Best Friend said:

    I swear I'm just here for research.

    July 3, 2018
    Reply
  94. Josephine Whitney said:

    A LIGHTSWITCH

    July 14, 2018
    Reply
  95. icey hot said:

    sniffy stiffy uh

    July 30, 2018
    Reply
  96. Yatters said:

    😂I liked how they tested the male humans first and then the female rats

    August 9, 2018
    Reply
  97. Cubing With Zane said:

    Me: Can You Spell Pork

    6 yr old boy: * PORN*

    Also Me: UMMM

    October 24, 2018
    Reply
  98. nourat aboubacar said:

    This guy said « sniff a stiff 😭😂 »

    December 13, 2018
    Reply
  99. Qian Zhang said:

    hello,I will reprinted your series of animation into Chinese and posted it on a local forum,

    Now,i just need to confirm whether you allow me to do so,if you MIND what i did,please tell me,thanks

    March 2, 2019
    Reply
  100. Just a Channel said:

    How do you breathe?

    July 30, 2019
    Reply

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