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Neteru
12-10-04, 09:47
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Some men may not want to hear this - but scientists have found women are better at holding their drink.

Kentucky University researchers found men's loss of inhibition was three times greater than women's with the same blood alcohol levels.

Writing in the journal Addiction, they said the finding might explain why men are more likely to become aggressive.

It found men appeared to become more stimulated after drinking while women became more relaxed.

The researchers gave 12 men and 12 women, all classed as "social drinkers" a set amount of alcohol each.

They then tested their ability to hit a button at the right time when a symbol flashed up.

Participants had to hit a green button when a green symbol flashed up. If a blue symbol appeared, they were told not to hit anything.

People became less able to prevent themselves hitting the green key when a blue symbol appeared the more drunk they became.

But the men's performance was around three times worse than the women's.

The participants were then asked to evaluate the effect they thought alcohol had on them, rating how well certain adjectives applied to them.

Cultural differences

The men reported levels of stimulation, including aggression, confidence and loss of inhibition, which were two and a half times higher than women,

In contrast, the women reported a six times higher level of sedation than the men.

Writing in Addition, the researchers led by psychologist Dr Mark Fillimore, said: "The gender difference in response inhibition could reflect differences in alcohol-induced arousal in men and women.

"Men reported increased stimulation and women reported increased sedation in response to alcohol."

They added: "Evidence that men report greater stimulation than women could reflect a basic gender difference in the degree to which alcohol increases arousal that might also contribute to disinhibited behaviour."

The team suggested that biological and psychological differences could explain why men and women respond to alcohol differently.

"Social and cultural learning cannot be ruled out as a causal factor.

"For example, men and women differ in the types of effects that they expect from alcohol, and such expectations could influence behaviour under the drug."

Dr Fillimore added: "There is a general supposition that women don't hold their liquor very well but our results show that it is men who become uninhibited and get a high more quickly."

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Nicky
12-10-04, 11:49
Another reason could be that women have more self-control when they're drinking, and therefore feel strong enough so as to stop it before it's too late http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

Marcus T
12-10-04, 12:34
Congratulations! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif Well, on a more serious note, the kind of woman who earns my respect, is the one who doesn't drink at all. ;)

SpArKy
12-10-04, 13:29
Ha next joke, the woman in my town,.... FIGHT MEN, DRINK MORE THEN MEN, ACT MORE STUPIDLY THEN MEN, AND THINK THEY ARE MEN.

Thery are the New Men of my town, good god, now ya know why am single. :confused:

Neteru
12-10-04, 14:26
Originally posted by Marcus T:
...the kind of woman who earns my respect, is the one who doesn't drink at all. ;) The kind of person who earns mine is one who doesn't drink. ;)

Marcus T
12-10-04, 14:47
Yes, that's what I said, Neteru ;)



* Edit: spelled as "Neturu" first, my apologies ;)

[ 12. October 2004, 18:01: Message edited by: Marcus T ]

Anubis_AF
12-10-04, 16:03
Originally posted by Nicky:
Another reason could be that women have more self-control when they're drinking, and therefore feel strong enough so as to stop it before it's too late http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif Either that or they drink more and have more experience. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif lol j/k

Catlantean
12-10-04, 16:26
Well, not that I'm terribly proud of it but it takes a damn lot of booze to get me drunk (if it's not tequila, that stuff's bound to wreck even the most booze-resistant person in a matter of minutes http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif ). And it's not like I'm a regular drinker or something, I actually drink alcohol rarely to never.

As for this discovery, I think it might have something to do with not as much constitution but men in general being waaaay more relaxed than women are. Women always worry (too much) about how they look to others, it's like it's written in their genes, and so when a woman is drunk, her subconsciousness probably keeps nagging at her all the time "don't make a fool of yourself", while men just say "what the hell" and let go http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

[ 12. October 2004, 17:28: Message edited by: Catlantean ]

SpArKy
12-10-04, 16:42
Originally posted by Catlantean:
Well, not that I'm terribly proud of it but it takes a damn lot of booze to get me drunk (if it's not tequila, that stuff's bound to wreck even the most booze-resistant person in a matter of minutes http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif ):OMG i can vouch for that, i was out drinking all day from 2 in the afternoon, and was going to do an all-dayer, obviously i was on triple voddys and Sambuca all day until about 11, i mean i am nearly annorexic and i can drink alot, but if you give me 1 Tequila, and i mean JUST ONE! i will be on my arse.

So what does my friend give around 11 at night, 3 Tequilas being drunk and clever, i necked them all.

I felt fine....went for a ****, and my legs collapsed as if my brain was not responding and i am not even joking, i lay on floor for 5 mins, i new i could sort my head out and i did, i rose off my feet, and retrned home before i passed out, obviously i was sick over a canal as well, well a river!

But its all good fun!
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif

Anubis_AF
12-10-04, 16:49
I don't know how adults or even younger ppl can drink that stuff, I just don't get it, it stinks, it has no good taste and it is harmful. On the other hand, it does remind me of cigarrets.