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Here's Why We Make Dumb Decisions While We're Horny (According To A New Study)

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When it comes to being horny, we all sort of just let our emotions get the best of us, as we turn into animals who talk dirty, play rough and do things that we might not otherwise do. And according to a new study, one experiment believes that being horny may be just as bad as being drunk when it comes to bad decision-making.

Researchers had more than 100 people either watch porn or non-sexual video clips, surveying them afterwards to see how they would act during certain sexual scenarios. The results? The hornier people said they'd be more likely to make riskier decisions while caught up in the heat of the moment, like not wearing condoms.

I don't know about you, but I've definitely been in that exact situation before, as I'm ripping off my clothes and getting antsy about going at it, impairing my judgement. Luckily, I've never been burned my having a bunch of Little Nicky's running around.

And while those results are interesting, in a similar experiment, scientists tested the horniness outside of the bedroom, too, giving another 100 people the same video clips and seeing how risky they were in certain situations. Researchers found that the more aroused people were 13 percent more likely to make risky decisions—like hitting on higher numbers during a game of blackjack—than those who weren't turned on.

Although the study author, Shayna Sparling, Ph.D. (c), says horniness doesn’t necessarily impact your ability to make a decision, she does believe it does affect your motivation behind the choice.

So while you might be able to blame alcohol for jumping off a deck and breaking your wrist, you might not be able to do the same thing while you've got a raging boner from watching porn—although your mind may make a similarly bad decision.

H/T Men's Health