First sex, then housework – for females

Sperm makes the fairer sex more likely to do housework


It seems sex spurs females into doing more chores, as a chemical in sperm inspires them to clean and tidy for up to ten days at a time!


But before men get a chance to become too excited by this new research, it’s important to point out that the discovery so far only applies to fruit flies and has not been tested on humans.


The research by the University of Leeds found that fly sperm is coated with ‘sex peptide’, which prompts the period of domestic activity in females.


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