Today in Research: The Rise of ADHD; Exercise-Induced Orgasms

Discovered: Even more ADHD diagnoses than before, science proves the exercise orgasm myth, space is bad for your eyes, pediatricians are racist, and a plane that could break the sound barrier

  • Everyone has ADHD these days. Doctors are handing out more ADHD diagnoses than ever before. In 2010, there were 10.4 million ADHD cases diagnosed compared to the 6.2 million in 2000. That's a lot more ADHD. This, of course, does not necessarily mean that technology or corn syrup has ruined our society's future leaders, it might have more to do with doctor awareness. "The magnitude and speed of this shift in one decade is likely due to an increased awareness of ADHD, which may have caused more physicians to recognize symptoms and diagnose the disorder," explained researcher Dr. Craig Garfield. [Academic Pediatrics]
  • The exercise orgasm myth is true! Ladies, science has some news for you: The "coregasm" (their word, not ours!) is real. The study found 370 women who experienced exercise-induced orgasms, or EIO for short. We had heard of this non-sex related event happening during yoga practice (called "yogasms," of course), but now science has confirmed this anecdotal evidence. They also gave us the following encouraging stat: "40 percent of women who had experienced EIO and EISP [exercise induced sexual pleasure] had done so on more than 10 occasions." So, like, how does one join the club? "The most common exercises associated with exercise-induced orgasm were abdominal exercises, climbing poles or ropes, biking/spinning and weight lifting," explained researcher Debby Herbenick. Of course, there's also the darker side to all of this: 20 percent reported not being able to control it. Eeps! [Sexual and Relationship Therapy]

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