Do rats have orgasms? Do you really want to know?

Rats get a bum rap. Most of us find them repulsive, and we will actively persecute them if we find them in our┬áliving spaces. It’s no wonder–they harbor carriers of the plague. But, like most mammals, they are more similar to us than you might expect. Take this study, for example. Here, scientists wondered whether non-human mammals have orgasms. To answer this question, they began by coming up with a set of physiological responses associated with human orgasms. They then asked whether rats

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