This concludes our six-page comic story about the depressant properties of semen. For those interested in further reading:
Here is a Psychology Today article from 2011 claiming that the semen study (which was published a decade earlier) is wonderfully interesting and informative.
Here is a Psychology Today article from 2012 claiming that precisely the same study is deeply flawed and myopic and that no serious scientists have paid any attention to it.
I could go on at great length quoting my favorite lines and phrases from both these articles (the best of the best is “[the NYU researchers] realized that the only real difference between lesbians and heterosexual women is that the latter are exposed to semen”. The only real difference!) (also the note about Medical Hypotheses being “peer-reviewed by chipmunks” is adorable) but if you’d like to read something written by a human who is not writing for Psychology Today, this librarian takes the whole thing to task pretty well on her blog.