A Love Of Bondage Could Be Caused By Your Cat

Owning a cat could have some serious implications on your sexual preferences, finds a recent study. The data, published in the journal Evolutionary Psychology, is based on 36,564 people in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Some study participants were infected with the feline brain parasite that causes toxoplasmosis in humans, and others weren’t. Those infected were found to be “more often aroused by their own fear, danger, and sexual submission.” Also, the data reveals people with toxoplasmosis have a “higher attraction to bondage, violence, and in men, to masochism and raping.” They stress that toxoplasmosis is not in itself responsible for these preferences and behaviors. Up to half the world’s population is thought to be infected with toxoplasmosis, but without showing any symptoms. It’s commonly transmitted through cat feces. (Daily Mail)¬†