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« Reply #150 on: January 30, 2020, 12:02:16 PM »





“Crowdfunded grant will help
UNL researcher study
sex-related condition [POIS]”

By Chris Dunker  Jun 26, 2019



Hundreds of millions of dollars slated for research flow into the University of Nebraska-Lincoln each year from federal agencies like the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Multimillion-dollar research projects that center on creating new materials that will make computers even faster or to study drug addiction in rural areas are a large part of UNL's $308 million in research expenditures this year.

But there are also research grants that fly under the radar while also advancing understanding of the human condition.

Take a recent grant awarded to UNL researcher and assistant professor of psychology Tierney Lorenz from the National Organization of Rare Disorders to study a little-known condition affecting men following ejaculation.

Through a crowdfunded grant totaling $31,000, Lorenz and California-based neuroscientist and sex researcher Nicole Prause will study post-orgasmic illness syndrome, or POIS, the rapid onset of flu-like symptoms in men at the conclusion of sex.

"It's a fairly rare condition, and it hasn't gotten much clinical attention," Lorenz said of the disease, which is commonly marked by coughing and sneezing, sore throats and stuffy noses as well as other physical symptoms.

Some men have reported cognitive difficulties such as a loss of attention span or memory loss. Symptoms can last for a few hours or as long as a week, Lorenz added.

"It's not life-threatening in any way, but these guys can get pretty sick, and the flu can take a big chunk out of their life," she said.


An online community for men who suffer from the disorder raised the funds and worked with the nonprofit National Organization for Rare Disorders in asking for research proposals. Lorenz and Prause's study of the "Autonomic, endocrine, and immune mediators of post-orgasmic illness syndrome" was accepted earlier this year.

The researchers believe a better understanding of the disorder could further larger insight into the physiology of the human orgasm, which could improve sexual health for all, even those without the condition.

It also signals a new track of research at UNL. Lorenz, who just completed her first year on faculty, is the director of the Women, Immunity and Sexual Health lab, which studies how sexual behavior in women affects their immune and endocrine functions, while also providing help to survivors of sexual trauma through basic science and clinical research.


Lorenz, as well as Prause, previously conducted research at the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University Bloomington, where she studied the suppression of women's immune systems during ovulation -- an evolutionary change to prevent the immune system from attacking sperm cells or a zygote -- and whether sexual activity modulates that suppression.

She said the forthcoming POIS study, which will largely take place in Prause's lab in California, is a continuation of her work understanding the larger immune effects of the sexual response cycle.

"It's a really rare condition in which the whole system kind of goes haywire," Lorenz said, "but when we understand how something breaks down, it also helps us understand how it works."

 Tierney Lorenz


POISCenter-funded NORD PI (Principal Investigator)
and researcher Dr. Tierney Lorenz
Dr Lorenz was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute:
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Re: POIS 2019-2020 NORD RESEARCH STUDY
« Reply #151 on: February 01, 2020, 02:54:28 AM »
“What Happens to Your Brain When You Have Sex” | Reader's Digest
These chemical changes help regulate and pace sexual activities, according to Dr. Nicole Prause, POIS Research Study Co-Investigator. One of these neurotransmitters is dopamine, which ...
https://www.rd.com/health/wellness/happens-to-brain-when-have-sex/
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Re: POIS 2019-2020 NORD RESEARCH STUDY
« Reply #152 on: February 01, 2020, 03:03:57 AM »
I believe it, both ways. A lot goes on in the brain, and I feel like my brain shuts off during sex too :)

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Re: POIS 2019-2020 NORD RESEARCH STUDY
« Reply #153 on: February 01, 2020, 10:50:24 AM »
Same here, Limejuice!
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Re: POIS 2019-2020 NORD RESEARCH STUDY
« Reply #154 on: February 02, 2020, 11:10:18 PM »
Limejuice, I discussed this with my wife this weekend. I don’t think I scored any points when I said, “my brain shuts down, but yours doesn’t!” ;D
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« Reply #155 on: February 02, 2020, 11:19:05 PM »
Haha! See, I feel like that's a compliment too but what do our male neanderthal brains really know...

It's a good thing females are working our on research.

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« Reply #156 on: February 02, 2020, 11:26:29 PM »
;D ;D ;D
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« Reply #157 on: February 03, 2020, 07:26:17 PM »
I really like Dr. Prause’s background and her focus on the changes orgasm has in our body. As I said before, I suspect the neurotransmitters released in the moments after the orgasm play a significant role in POIS, and probably something is not occurring as it should. The release of a "wrong" neurochemical cascade could result in POIS symptoms.

We should be encouraged for her previous studies and her knowledge about the brain response to orgasm.

Thought it would be worthwhile to re-post Observer’s thoughts at this time!
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Re: POIS 2019-2020 NORD RESEARCH STUDY
« Reply #158 on: February 10, 2020, 03:04:57 PM »
Landmark POIS Los Angeles Scientific Research Study




Please visit & explore!

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Please fill out this  form to help us look at early responders’ data - and to see if you qualify!


The POIS Research Team will recruit until they get enough participants to fill the study - which includes 40 men with POIS.

They will definitely be collecting data from participants for months, until at least September. They will accommodate travelers in coordination with them, such as evening and weekend times.
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« Reply #159 on: February 10, 2020, 03:40:20 PM »
This is amazing news!!!

Does anybody know for how long the experiments are going to run? I want to fly from Europe to LA and participate, really, this is our chance.

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« Reply #160 on: February 10, 2020, 03:58:40 PM »
Wonderful, Investigator!!
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Re: POIS 2019-2020 NORD RESEARCH STUDY
« Reply #161 on: February 10, 2020, 04:03:25 PM »
Will answer your Q shortly, Investigator!
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Re: POIS 2019-2020 NORD RESEARCH STUDY
« Reply #162 on: February 10, 2020, 04:23:32 PM »

This is amazing news!!!
Thank you! From Demo, the POISCenter Admin/Mod Team & The POIS Researchers!


Does anybody know for how long the experiments are going to run? I want to fly from Europe to LA and participate, really, this is our chance.

Investigator,
The test session itself should only be 2 hours. There is a one-week followup, but it is all online. 
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« Reply #163 on: February 10, 2020, 04:32:54 PM »
I meant, do you know until when one can participate? I am trying to figure out when my earliest possibility to fly to LA would be. 
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« Reply #164 on: February 10, 2020, 04:51:57 PM »
Hi, Investigator. I revised the ad notation above: the study will be done through September, and we will do everything possible to accommodate your travel schedule & availability! If you wish, PM me with any special request.
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10 years of significant POIS-reduction, treatment consisting of daily (365 days/year) testosterone patches.

TRT must be checked out carefully with your doctor due to fertility, cardiac and other risks.

40+ years of severe 4-days-POIS, married, raised a family, started/ran a business