Cat owners are seen as better looking and have more sex, research suggests 0 175

CAT owners are seen as better looking and have more sex, research suggests.

A study found women infected with a parasite commonly caught from moggies had 63 per cent more flings.

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They were also slimmer and seen as healthier. Both men and women carrying the bug Toxoplasma gondii were perceived as more attractive.

Scientists believe the tiny parasite subtly alters hosts’ behaviour — possibly through its effects on key hormones – to increase the likelihood of being passed on.

Having more sexual partners will boost the bug’s chances of spreading.

Up to one in three Brits is thought to have toxoplasmosis, most commonly through used cat litter. However, most people are unaware they are carrying it.

Previous animal studies showed it leads to behaviour changes, like making infected rats unafraid of cats so they get eaten and pass it on.

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Researchers analysed data on 213 adult humans, with those infected found to be a third more attractive. They also appeared a fifth healthier than the non-infected. 

Women with the bug also weighed ten per cent less. 

It is unclear how it affects humans. But one suggestion is that infection interferes with genes that control production of “happy hormones” serotonin and dopamine.

It may also have an effect on attractiveness by boosting testosterone levels in blokes, and reducing them in women. Another theory is it causes infected individuals to burn off more calories.

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The results were published in the journal PeerJ.

Lead researcher Javier Borráz-León, of Finland’s University of Turku, said: “The parasite may produce changes in the appearance and behaviour of the human host, either as a by-product of the infection or as the result of the manipulation of the parasite to increase its spread to new hosts.”

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In recent days, the Lensa app, a service that uses a neural network to create drawn portraits, has gone viral. To generate drawings, you have to upload 10 to 20 of your portrait photos to the app, from which the program will generate an avatar. But the app has proven easy to trick so that it creates soft porn.

Internet users say that if you upload topless photos to Lensa, the app disables the NSFW filter and generates nudes. 

In general, the idea of uploading your photos to a questionable app seems bad to many. The owners of the service assure that users’ photos are deleted after 24 hours, but it is impossible to check whether this is true. In addition, such services have repeatedly allowed leaks of users’ personal data.

The Lensa application is a SaaS product of Russian developers Prisma Labs. This is especially disturbing for the residents of Ukraine, where the application has also gone viral: Ukrainian journalists urge citizens not to give their personal data to Russians, because considering the work of Russian special services, no one can guarantee a sufficient level of security when using programs written by the enemy. To use Lensa, each user has to accept the rules – to agree to the training of the neural network in order for it to work more correctly. Photos go to Google Cloud Platform or Amazon Web Services cloud storage – and, according to the developers, are deleted from there in 24 hours after being processed in Lensa. 

Lensa’s creators assure that users remain anonymous. The app doesn’t specifically ask them for access to metadata such as geolocation. However, the metadata that identifies the user can be linked to the photo that the person uploads to the app. But the Lensa team promises that photos are cleared of metadata before they are saved to Lensa systems.For now, Lensa AI is available for private use, although it may well offer its services to corporations. To do so, they will need B2B SaaS marketing.

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The girls in question have a long history online, especially in the case of Sky Bri, Adin’s alleged partner. She is an adult film actress and has participated in various streamers before, always displaying an aggressive and overt sexuality.

After playing beer pong and drinking alcoholic beverages, NYYXXII somehow asked permission to kiss Sky Bri. – May I kiss her? Kayla asked Adina. After a look and another question to his partner, NYYXXII approached Sky Bri to eventually kiss her with an implied passion that undoubtedly influenced the young Canadian streamer.

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