New York: Do you prefer making love with your female partner who is wearing a particular lingerie that arouses you instantly? If not, how about learning about this from rats.
A fascinating study has revealed that just as certain lingerie turns on men, tiny rodent jackets do the same for male rats.
Researchers wanted to know whether rats could learn to associate sex with cues such as texture.
They allowed virgin male rats allowed to mate with females wearing special jackets.
Then, the males were put in a chamber with two sexually receptive female rats, one wearing a jacket and one without, Live Science reported.
The male rats chose to mate with the jacket-clad females more often than with the unjacketed females, the team found. The male rats ejaculated more quickly with the jacketed females.
"In other words, male rats learn that each time my partner wears lingerie (a jacket), I am going to have sex," study's co-author Gonzalo R Quintana Zunino, a psychologist at Concordia University in Montreal, was quoted as saying.
The findings, presented at the 44th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Washington, DC, recently, show that a perfect lingerie may have a similar effect on males among humans.