If You’re A Cat Owner You’re More Likely To Enjoy Kinky Sex, Science Says

The stereotypical cat owner is usually portrayed as an introverted homebody— someone who you might never think is into kinky sex. But according to a recent study, cat owners might be infected with a parasite called toxoplasma gondii. This particular parasite has been linked to increased sexual arousal caused by fear, violence and danger, meaning people with this parasite tend to be turned on by BDSM, sexual submission, and bondage.

Is this the first you’re hearing of “toxoplasma gondii?” Do you think cat owners actually are kinkier in the bedroom? Are any of you readers out there cat lovers? What are your thoughts on this? Share them with us in the comments below!

Cats. Most people think that having a pet cat is easier than having a dog, but cats come with their own set of problems that you wouldn’t have to deal with while owning a dog, like keeping them out of the curtains, from scratching your face and furniture, and making sure you don’t pick up a parasite that could turn you into a freak in the sheets.

Sexual desires. A study was done in the Czech Republic that found that people infected with the parasite toxoplasma gondii, commonly found in cat poop, were more likely to be aroused by sadomachism, reports the Independent UK. The researchers were able to discover this after asking over 700 people with the parasite and 5,000 without it about their sexual desires.

Fear. According to Your Tango, the parasite is normally found in rats and mice, and causes them to be attracted to the scent of cat urine, ultimately leading them to their death. The parasite causes the rodents to forget their natural fear of cats, thus cruelly forcing them to seek out the thing they should instead be running from.

Scenarios. But when the parasite has infected a human, it can increase their risk of developing schizophrenia, cause birth complications in pregnant women, and “increase a person’s proclivity for bondage, sadomasochism, and other unusual sexual scenarios,” reports Your Tango. Some of the “unusual” scenarios the study is referring to include zoophilia, fetishism, and even rape fantasies.

Fear. Like in rats, the parasite “succeeds in using the fact that sex-related stimuli and fear-related stimuli affect very similar circuits in the brain.” Essentially, your brain is being taught to correlate potentially dangerous situations to sex acts, reports Your Tango.

Population. The study reported that nearly a third of the population on Earth is infected with this parasite, and the majority of the people who have it get it from being exposed to cat feces. People can find out if they have the parasite just by taking a blood test.

Disorders. While having this parasite isn’t considered deadly, it could contribute to other disorders. “There is a fascinating association between toxoplasma infection and psychiatric diseases including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder,” said researcher Chris Tonkin, as reported by Science Alert.

Other research. It seems like lately, cat owners have been under the spotlight as more and more research comes to light that can be very telling of their personalities. In another study, researchers also discovered that cat owners are also much more introverted people than dog owners are.

Social. The study was done at Manhattanville College in New York, which also concluded that dog owners are not only more social, but they’re also happier and make more money, reports the Huffington Post. Naturally, most people who make more money tend to be happier however.

Emotion. “Dog owners were happier than cat owners, which can be partially explained by personality, emotion regulation style, and need satisfaction,” stated the researchers, as reported by the Telegraph UK.

Love. In another study, researchers found solid evidence that unlike cats, dogs actually do feel attached to their owners. This was discovered after researchers checked the levels of oxytocin in cats and dogs after they had spent some time with their owners.

Oxytocin. “I was really surprised to discover that dogs produced such high levels of oxytocin… the dog level of 57.2 per cent is a very powerful response. It shows these dogs really care about their owners. It was also a nice surprise to discover that cats produce any at all. At least some of the time, cats seem to bond with their owners,” said one of the researchers, as reported by the Telegraph UK.

Argument. Cats on the other hand, are notorious for showing disinterest in their owners unless it benefits them in some way. Still, whether cats or dogs make the better pet is an argument that will likely never be settled.

Exposure. If you are a cat lover however, it’s important to be aware of the parasites you’re exposed to from handing their poop. This goes for dog owners, or any pet owner really!

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Source : RebelCircus

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