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Up in Smoke: Better Gifts, Better Sex
  • June 12, 2012 : 08:06
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We’re sure your ex defied this scientific discovery, but according to scientists, some species show that when females receive high-quality gifts, it increases the quality of sex. Researchers at Aarhus University in Denmark provided male nursery web spiders with a variety of gifts to present to their mates, each the same size and wrapped in silk, which forced the females to unwrap the contents and not judge the gift by its size. 

Researchers found that when presented with an edible gift, the female spiders allowed the males to mate with them for a longer period of time. There were even some instances in which the male spiders would fake their own death when the mating went on for too long, or when they had given a bad gift and the females were unimpressed.

When it comes to gifts and sex, these animalistic rituals are not that far from ours. According to one study which examined sex and advertising, women were more favorable to sex-based advertisements in which the product was given to a woman by a male in a way that makes it look like it’s a commitment-based gift. So if you’re looking to score tonight, ditch the flowers and take her out to a nice meal. 

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