While male and female mice have similar responses to physical stress, research from the Hotchkiss Brain Institute at the University of Calgary, Canada, suggests females, not males, feel stressed when alone.
The findings, to be published in the journal eLife, provide further proof that strategies for coping with stress are sex-specific. They also highlight the importance of a social network for females in particular and pave the way for future research into whether females befriend others as a coping mechanism during stressful situations.
An excuse to ignore male social isolation? Are they really saying all males are the same?
I’ve not had sex since 1990. Up to 2005 my wife was still alive and no way would I have had sex with someone else. For the last 11 years there’s been no such barrier and If I had wanted sex badly I could have sought out a prostitute. I haven’t.
I’d feel distraught if I lost internet connection but am not bothered by the lack of sex.