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Abstinence

(Science: psychology) Self-denial, a voluntary refraining from the use of or indulgence in food, stimulants or sexual intercourse.


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... than -Would we, humans, with our intelligence etc. be able to control/limit our reproduction if NO convenient birth control was available? (ex: abstinence?) And I don’t mean just a small number of individuals… My guess is that we would be very poor in that kind of birth control - pretty much ...

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by biohazard
Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:57 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why do we use birth control?
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Views: 2079

Why do we use birth control?

... than -Would we, humans, with our intelligence etc. be able to control/limit our reproduction if NO convenient birth control was available? (ex: abstinence?) And I don’t mean just a small number of individuals…

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by Cat
Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:45 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why do we use birth control?
Replies: 4
Views: 2079

Orgasm and Monoamines

I'm searching a reliable source discussing the long-term aftereffects of orgasm, or abstinence thereof, on dopamine levels. Some sources claim that orgasm decreases dopamine through prolactine for several weeks, but I've found no sources confirming this. I'm also ...

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by Oneiromancer
Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:45 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Orgasm and Monoamines
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Views: 992

Question about copper and Wilson disease??

... would it be correct to say that even if it was diagnosed in the neonate, the dilemma between essential requirements and toxicity would remain - If abstinence from copper rich foods was necessary in WD to prevent toxic build-up would that not lead to signs of deficiency - thinking about neonate ...

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by thudu
Mon May 11, 2009 9:07 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Question about copper and Wilson disease??
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Views: 4067

Living forever question

The way to extend life span in flies (drosphila melanogaster)? Simple Calorie restriction and not allowing them to mate(ehem... lifelong abstinence!). yes... both situations suck! And i'm not willing to do either... I'll just take my normal humanly life span (thank you very much!) And yes!!! ...

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by LilKim
Wed Dec 06, 2006 10:44 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Living forever question
Replies: 5
Views: 1959
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