Here's how to inoculate ourselves against negative ones. Verified by Psychology Today. All About Sex. Perhaps you're familiar with the McClintock effect, the observation that when groups of reproductive-age women live or work together in college housing, the military, all-female workplaces, etc.
A fascinating study published by Dutch psychologists shows that, when women are sexually aroused, their tolerance to disgust increases — not just regarding oral sex or other sexual acts specifically, but across the board. In the study, the group of sexually aroused women felt less disgusted when asked to touch a "bloody" bone actually, it was red ink or put their hands in a bowl of allegedly used condoms which were actually not used, but covered in lubricant. The study also included two other groups of women who were not sexually aroused first, who exhibited normal disgust and avoidance responses. In my clinical practice, I'm always looking for ways to help women reduce their aversions to certain sexual acts or bodily fluids.
Back to Mental health. The facts used to support the lascivious claims come from a small study looking at depression scores of women students who used condoms during sexual activity compared with those who did not. It found that sexually active women who did not use condoms reported fewer depressive symptoms than those who did.