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Forget the crackers, peppermint candies or ginger lollipops. If you wanna cure morning sickness, you just need more sperm in your diet.
That's the word from SUNY-Albany psychologist Gordon Gallup, who theorizes that when a pregnant woman, well, swallows, it'll tame her tummy, the New York Daily News reports.
Gallup offered up this idea -- for real -- at this year's Northeastern Evolutionary Psychology Society gathering, saying women get morning sickness because "their bodies are rejecting the semen's genetic material as something foreign and unfamiliar," according to the newspaper. "The theory could feasibly quell their queasiness by ingesting the same sperm in order to allow the body to build up a tolerance."
Of course, this is just a theory. We'd love to see the faces of pregnant women asked to participate in a study testing this concept. Hilarity would ensue.
Now, we're sure this Gordon person is the utmost professional, but we can't help but wonder if the advocacy group "Dads for BJs" -- aka "Husbands for Hummers" -- might have helped fund the research. Because the thought of an exhausted, woozy pregnant woman waking up to her early morning alarm clock only to turn to her partner for a little oral sex each day?
Well, pardon us for saying so, but we nearly spit out our coffee at that one.