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July 28, 2006 -- Handling a gun makes men's testosterone levels rise -- and makes them more aggressive. The finding comes from a study by psychology student Jennifer Klinesmith and her professors at Knox College, Galesburg, Ill. Klinesmith designed the study, in which 18- to 22-year-old college men participated.
Klinesmith told the men they'd be taking part in a study of the effect of attention to detail on taste sensitivity. She collected a saliva sample for testosterone testing. Then she led each man into a room where he sat at a table with an object on it. The man had to take apart the object and put it back together according to instructions.
For half the men, the object was a pellet gun that mimicked a Desert Eagle automatic handgun. The other half of the men worked with a child's game called Mouse Trap.
Fifteen minutes later, the men gave another saliva sample. Then they were asked to taste a lidded 3-ounce cup of water with a drop of Frank's Red Hot Sauce in it.
"Such findings raise many of the usual questions about whether the presence of guns in modern society contributes to violent behavior," Klinesmith and colleagues conclude. "Although our study is clearly far from definitive, its results suggest that guns may indeed increase aggressiveness partially via changes in the hormone testosterone."
Originally posted by Xoanon
Kind of embarrassing huh?
So I guess you all should keep that in mind while 'playing' with your 'guns'.
Not unless you are afraid of feeling like a man. Men have enjoyed testosterone since they were able to scratch. If you prefer to wear skirts, I guess I can see how you might be embarassed. (Don't ask, don't tell)
Sitting in my tricked out sports car with a mammoth of a V8 in it raises my testosterone, too. What is your point?