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There’s a bug in cat brains that makes BDSM a turn on, study suggests

December 21, 2016

Your cat could be making you a sadomasochist according to new research.

A new study published in the Journal of Evolutionary Psychology has found that a bug in some cats’ brains can have a real effect on humans’ sex lives without them knowing.

The experts have uncovered Toxoplasma gondii, which causes toxoplasmosis, is linked to sexual arousal by fear, violence and danger in humans.

Extraordinarily, the bug can be found in around one third of the world’s population.

The animals transmit the Toxoplasma gondii to humans most commonly through their faeces.

Scientists did a study of 36,564 people in Slovakia and the Czech Republic – looking at both those infected with Toxoplasma and those parasite-free.

It found that “infected subjects are more often aroused by their own fear, danger, and sexual submission.”

Researchers discovered that people with Toxoplasma have a “higher attraction to bondage, violence and, in men, to masochism and raping.”

Recordings of people with the parasite are remarkably low.

Just 350 cases were recorded by NHS officials in the most recent year’s figures, the Independent reports.

But it’s estimated as many as 350,000 people could transmit it each year, with almost all going unreported.

There’s a common stereotype that lesbians are particularly fond of cats, for these 13 reasons, among many more..

Studies have found that as many as 16% of lesbian enjoy BDSM, more than that of their heterosexual counterparts.

More: Animals, BDSM, cats, Health, lesbians, sadomasichism, science, scientists, Sex, stufy

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