Sexual desire warms up our... genitals.

Women were usually considered as a part of the human race that need more time to get aroused. But not anymore! New study based on a series of experiments conducted by Yitzchak Binik, PhD of McGill University in Montreal and psychology graduate student Tuuli Kukkonen from the same university, revealed that it takes about 12 minutes for both healthy young men and women to get sexually aroused.

All participants of the study (28 men and 30 women at the age of 21 years) were asked to watch three different kinds of video clips:

- Funny (some of “Mr. Bean” episodes);

- Neutral (touris travelogues – rather boring stuff);

- Sexual. (think, there's no need to talk about that kind of clips).

During the “session” researchers used thermal imaging cameras to catch the temperature fluctuations of subjects' genitals.

The results of that experiment were rather curious: both male and female participants reached peak genital temperature watching the sexual clips and it took almost the same time for both genders to “feel horny:” 11 minutes for boys and 12 minutes for girls. There's need to admit that genital temperature matches the sexual arousal “level” of a person: the higher it is, the stronger is sexual desire. Thermal imaging is “a promising technology for the assessment of physiological sexual arousal in men and women. It is noninvasive, easy to use, and provides a constant measure of temperature," as scientists state.