Sexual Frustration Shortens Fruit Flies' Life Spans: Study
The study found male fruit flies that received sexual signals but didn’t have sex experienced decreases in fat storage and more stress.By Candice Aviles | November 30, 2013
This gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "getting lucky." A new study out of the University of Michigan suggests sexual frustration could shorten the life spans of male fruit flies.
The study shows male fruit flies that received sexual signals from females but didn't have sex experienced decreases in fat storage and more stress. (Via Los Angeles Times)
They were also less resistant to starvation and had shorter life spans. (Via Nature World News)