A new study about the sex drive of female mice may offer insight into the libidos of human women.

Study: Physical pain decreases the sex drive of female mice

We have all seen that cliché used in movies by those who are not in the mood to have sex: "I can't tonight, I have a headache." Well, new research has emerged that explains how true to life this old line might actually be. According to a new study from Canadian researchers, being in physical pain can kill women's sexual desire.

The study, which was originally done on mice, found that female mice who suffered from any amount of pain did not want to engage in sexual activity while the discomfort persisted. Male mice, however, were fully willing and able to copulate with females no matter what was happening with them physically.

The researchers found that it did not matter where the female mice were in pain – the cheek, tail or legs – it stopped any and all desire for sex. In the male mice, even physical pain in the penis could not stop their urge to have sex. However, a reduction in pain would restore the lost libido, suggesting that seeking a painkiller such as medication or water could help restore the females' sex drive.

The study was published early last week in the Journal of Neuroscience. After the studies were conducted in the mice, researchers wrote in their report that they were able to get some insight into the sexual urges of women. The scientists believe that this new information suggests that what drives sexual behaviors in both men and women is rooted deeply in our biology.

It is known that those who suffer from chronic pain often report a reduced desire for sex, but this new information may open up the door to discovering why that is.

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