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Why Yawning During Sex May Be Good

potatoWhile waiting for her pita last night, Pat stifled a yawn. This was right in the middle of a raucous 60th birthday party for my wife at a Greek restaurant.

Pat is one of her best friends, but she and I don't know each other very well because our paths don't cross that often.

But we were pretty loose by the time she yawned, so I let her know I saw her.

I gave her a withering dirty look. She laughed and then announced to our end of table that she just heard on Good Morning America about research regarding yawning.

She informed us with utmost authority that it isn't a sign of boredom, it's a sign that your brain was hot.

Now in a room full of women who are pre-menopausal, menopausal, and post-menopausal, you can image the hoots and laughs she got. There were so many comments made table setting at once, and since I have a hearing loss, I didn't catch most of them.

I do remember reference to Cat's (pre-menopausal) cold vajajay. Of course the more she tried to convince us, the less we believed her. I thought her husband was going to do a spit take with his tea. I told her I was going to bust her on my blog. Turns out, she did learn of research about a key to why people yawn.

But University at Albany psychology professor Gordon Gallup said, as people yawn, they cool off their brains. "Brains are like computers," he said. "They only operate efficiently and effectively when they're cool. And, therefore, there are some very intricate cooling mechanisms that serve to regulate the temperature of the brain."

tamalesThe researchers also hypothesized that when we were evolving and could be attacked, if the group would detect it, it was critical to respond quickly.

Thus the contagious yawn.

So Pat could have said she was just looking out for the group too. That probably would have gone over much easier, than having a hot brain.

Here's my take on why this research was done. Dr. Gallup and his Missus were doing the nasty dance and he yawned.

Dr Gallup: "Oh baby, it's just that you got my brain so hot!"

The Missus: "Prove it."

Thus a research study was hatched.

Mark Van Patten writes a blog called Going Like Sixty and has been married to the same woman since 1968.

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