Sex & Dating

The Sneaky Reason Casinos Hire Hot Waitresses

Published On 09/23/2015 Published On 09/23/2015

In a recent study published by the Archives of Sexual Behavior and reported on by Playboy (you've heard of Playboy right?) the effects of sexual arousal in men and women were put to the test as a group of nice young people were put in a room and shown hard porn.

While the experience itself is shockingly reminiscent of many hazy high school days or that one unforgettable summer at Jewish summer camp, the study was conducted to examine the impact of sexual arousal on decision-making. Half the participants were shown a pornographic film, while the other half was subjected to boring old movies and television. 

The interesting part came afterwards when, both the aroused and unaroused participants were subjected to a game of computerized Blackjack. Of the two groups, the more sexually aroused members chose to make riskier bets. The study comments that "...men and women experiencing strong sexual arousal may have lower inhibitions and may experience impaired decision-making."

Playboy calls this phenomenon “sexual myopia," in laymen's terms, that your mind can't focus on anything but sexual gratification, leading to poor decision-making. This sheds light on why you can't stop ordering chicken fingers at Hooters and how you thought it was a smart decision to empty your bank account for a lousy lap dance.


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Jeremy Glass is a writer for Thrillist and is kicking himself for ordering that special lap dance where the stripper feeds you chicken fingers. 

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