New Drug Supposedly 'Stops' Husbands From Cheating on Their Wives

pillsApparently there's a certain antibiotic called Minocycline that can keep men from finding attractive women seductive and in turn, stop guys from being unfaithful to their girlfriends and wives. Um, yay?

The study, done in Japan, found that when shown photos of pretty women, men given the antibiotic rated them as less attractive than men who weren't on the drug did. The men taking the antibiotic were also less likely to rate the babes as "trustworthy." Ergo, say scientists, this means men on that medication in real life would be less likely to be seduced by beautiful women. Bizarre -- but this isn't the first time scientists have declared they know of an anti-cheating drug...

Last year, researchers found that men given a dose of the hormone oxytocin (yes, that's the one released by orgasm), kept a further distance from alluring women than non-dosed men. Seriously -- don't you wonder who signs up for these studies?! 

I would not be at all surprised to see an anti-cheating drug come to market, backed by the pharma industry with dollar signs in their eyes. Sure, people cheat all the time, but can you just imagine? What if you found our your husband were taking it, in a desperate attempt to avoid being tempted by his gorgeous, pencil-skirted co-worker?! Would wives be slipping it into their husbands' coffee before they set off on business trips? Ladies, an advance public service warning: if you have to drug him not to stray, he deserves to be kicked OUT.

Of course, the real question is: would an anti-cheating drug be covered by insurance? Hmm ... not sure! Viagra and penile implants are, of course, while lawmakers argue about whether birth control for women should have to be covered. Where does an anti-cheating drug stand? Only time will tell!

Do you think it's possible an anti-cheating drug could be marketed?


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Heart... HeartCharmMama

FYI ~ Ummm, because of Obamacare, birth control is covered completely by that birth control question is completely irrelevant.

nonmember avatar FarmersWife

Ok so oxytocin= less likely to cheat

Give your man more orgasms- he has more oxytocin in his system- he's less likly to cheat... Maybe we didn't know WHY this was true but it always has been... Besides oxytocin is also released when in love/connecting and bonding.

Karla C. Mulrenan

what about a pill for wives?? an anti-cheating on their husbands/SO pill????????

Heath... Heathp721

Wouldn't a pill that makes men see other women as less attractive and untrustworthy also make them see their wives the same way?

nonmember avatar Rach

I was thinking the same. If men started looking at their spouses as untrustworthy that's a completely different set of problems you're creating. Instead we need a more modern, realistic view on love and sex. 60-80% of people cheat, men and women equally. We need to not let it destroy our lives and families.

nonmember avatar Jen

16% of men cheat on their wives and 10% of women cheat on their husbands (or, 5 in 100 men and 3 in 100 women).

Source: National Science Foundation.

People need to stop frewkig out about cheating. Only low-IQ morons cheat.

nonmember avatar Jen

Freaking out*

Sorry, I make lots of typos from my touchscreen phone.

hello... hellokd87

I was thinking the same, the pill isn't a chip implanted into the brain that says ALL WOMEN OTHER THAN WIFE ARE HANDS OFF! Besides, if your man needs the pill or if you feel so inclined as to "slip" him the pill then he isn't worth having around.

nonmember avatar Jennifer

I agree with Jen on the 60-80%. My own opinion on cheating (as in other than a sex act)can vary from person to person.

MamaD... MamaDV1012

Actually reading the study, I don't agree with the conclusion that this drug would stop husbands from cheating on their wives, it is an assumption.  And a weak one at that.  The study doesn't make any correlation of the likelihood of a man cheating.  It also doesn't say anything about the men's relationship status.  Giving a woman money that isn't even his to give to different does that relate to cheating?  Just another example of how you should know more about the study before you read an article based on one. -

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