June 30, 2004

Expect More Rat Bastards

Rat drug may boost sex drive in women, study finds.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- A drug that seems to drive female rats mad for sex may offer the first real scientific aphrodisiac for women, U.S. and Canadian researchers have said.

James Pfaus of Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, and colleagues there and at Palatin tested the drug on female rats and found it affected their mating behavior.

The drug, Palatin Technologies Inc's PT-141, is being developed for use to fight impotence in men, but the researchers said tests showed it also aroused female rats.

"Accordingly, PT-141 may be the first identified pharmacological agent with the capability to treat female sexual desire disorders," they wrote in their report, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The female rats flirted more when injected with the drug and Pfaus and his colleagues said: "Females treated with the highest dose of PT-141 also attempted to mount the males." In rats, this is considered a sign of sexual impatience.
The female rats flirted more. Did you get that? I mean, did you really picture Minnie in a teddy with some fake eyelashes and some serious blink action? Embrace it. Flirty rat chickees.

Rats swinging their hips, meowing, lowering their voices and filling them with husk. Whole new meaning to the word "ratify."


Posted by hln at June 30, 2004 09:28 PM | Whimsy

Sounds like a drug that could be pretty popular around the local watering holes around happy hour or after. Bartenders might sell it under the counter. Women might buy it for themselves as the evening wears on and most of the good guys have already left. He might not really be a stud, but how can you tell?

Posted by: Conrad at July 1, 2004 05:28 PM

I dunno. I always thought Minnie was kinda hot.

Posted by: Jager at July 3, 2004 12:55 PM

Heather, you better NOT be making fun of rats.

Besides, Minnie is a mouse.

Posted by: Victor at July 3, 2004 05:28 PM