Crying males attract females

Shedding a tear really can help males attract females - at least when it comes to mice.

A new study has shown that male mouse tears contain a sex pheromone called ESP1, which makes female mice more receptive to mounting, reports National Geographic.

Study co-author Kazushige Touhara of the University of Tokyo, said that while sex pheromones are known to have similar effects in other animals, the new study shows for the first time how the interaction works “at the molecular level and also the brain level.”

Male mice shed tears to keep their eyes from drying out. As they groom themselves, the tears - and the pheromone - get spread around their bodies and nests.

When female mice come in contact with a male or his nest, they pick up the pheromone via a nose organ called the vomeronasal, where the pheromone binds to a specific protein receptor.

“She has to touch it, because this is not a volatile compound like a fragrance,” Touhara said, referring to the ease with which some chemicals turn into vapour.

Upon contact, the pheromone is sent to sex-specific regions in the female’s brain.

The female mouse is then three times more likely to engage in what’s called lordosis behaviour, a posture shown by many animals in heat in which they thrust their rumps and tails upward.

The findings may have real-world applications for mouse population control.

The findings appear in this week’s issue of the journal Nature.
Source: ANI

Published Dec 21 2010

interesting…

depends.if he crying like a wimp, it’s a turn-off. a big no-no…
unless, he weeps then it’s attractive. only male looks cute when crying is babies & toddlers. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

For crying out loud, be a man :?: :!: :?: :!: :lol:

[quote=“v.zara”]depends.if he crying like a wimp, it’s a turn-off. a big no-no…
unless, he weeps then it’s attractive. only male looks cute when crying is babies & toddlers. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:[/quote]

hahaha… v.zara, ur m or f???

[quote=“sgarrista”][quote=“v.zara”]depends.if he crying like a wimp, it’s a turn-off. a big no-no…
unless, he weeps then it’s attractive. only male looks cute when crying is babies & toddlers. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:[/quote]

hahaha… v.zara, ur m or f???[/quote]

obviously, i am a f… aiyohhhh… -__________-"

if i were you, i would say, take a guess…lol…

real man don’t cry…they sulk :lol:

thats scary…

Cry like alviss kong?

No wonder korean soap operas r popular here

[quote=“haroldz”]Cry like alviss kong?

No wonder korean soap operas r popular here[/quote]

RIP to the trend setter

real man burst in tears :lol:

in before alviss kong miri.

i love crying like a big baby~ woots

no woman no cry~

[quote=“MetalHead”]real man burst in tears :lol:

in before alviss kong miri.[/quote]

burst in tears? :lol: :lol: :lol:
that’s more dramatic than the ladies… :mrgreen:

hahaha… u think dat old man use commercial air flight ka bro???

[quote=“v.zara”][quote=“sgarrista”][quote=“v.zara”]depends.if he crying like a wimp, it’s a turn-off. a big no-no…
unless, he weeps then it’s attractive. only male looks cute when crying is babies & toddlers. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:[/quote]

hahaha… v.zara, ur m or f???[/quote]

obviously, i am a f… aiyohhhh… -__________-"[/quote]

how could i know… its not stated there… so i guess dats a comment from a girl… but wonder why girls like to see romantic movies where guy cry for his girl… aiya…

crying males? ayo big problem bo…very cannot this one… how about crying females attract males?

hey that’s Buaya Tears! – the man in the photo.

I hate crying females…
But I enjoy comforting them… :stuck_out_tongue:

I don’t hold tears either but I don’t know if it turn on or off my gf…

According to research, When a guy cry for a girl, it means that the guy really love that particular girl with his whole heart @ sincerely.