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Sex and the MCAT

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by PAGuyana, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. PAGuyana

    PAGuyana 10+ Year Member

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    Sex as is in lack of, or cellibacy. Is there any truth to the old wive's tale that cellibacy keeps the mind sharp? Is anyone planning on taking a "break" before the MCAT? If so, for how long?
     
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  3. xanthomondo

    xanthomondo nom nom nom Banned Physician 10+ Year Member

    most people who post around here don't have a choice
     
  4. koennen

    koennen Lend Me An Ear 10+ Year Member

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    I would suggest that your break be for as long as it takes for your hand not to cramp up on test day. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
  5. Koch

    Koch 5+ Year Member

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    Don't buy into it. I had sex during the MCAT and still did fine.
     
  6. Funky

    Funky This space is for sale 10+ Year Member

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    :laugh:
     
  7. Nevadanteater

    Nevadanteater biochemical engine 7+ Year Member

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    we should start a new SDN MCAT section "Study Buddies Wanted"

    stress relief & studying - great combination!

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    to get back to your question, if i had someone to shag, there is no way i wouldn't be having sex. the physical excersize involved keeps the blood flowing to the brain and keeps you fresh.
     
  8. Law2Doc

    Law2Doc 5K+ Member Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    Agreed. That's the whole reason they give that "lunch" break in the middle of the test.
     
  9. Law2Doc

    Law2Doc 5K+ Member Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    Its members would be all dudes who can't get any. :rolleyes:
     
  10. Villin

    Villin 10+ Year Member

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    before the MCAT, i had sex the night before to relieve stress...it worked.:) the MCAT turned out very well, too.
     
  11. League54

    League54 7+ Year Member

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    Soldier...LOVE THYSELF!
     
  12. nutster

    nutster Rarrr! 5+ Year Member

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    :laugh: :thumbup:
     
  13. Dmizrahi

    Dmizrahi Member 7+ Year Member

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    Yea i think its most important to do what keeps you sane, if its having sex everyday...then fine. If its smoking a pound of dope a day, then do it. Its most important not to let the small stuff agitate and throw you off for the big test day.
     
  14. gujuDoc

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    hahahaha. Its said that most of the guys on here are forced to be celibate cuz the gals don't stick around long enough when the attention is not there due to studying. ;)
     
  15. Law2Doc

    Law2Doc 5K+ Member Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    I think it's safe to say that a pound of dope a day is not a good study regime. Your writing sample will undoubtedly be more interesting, though.
     
  16. Dmizrahi

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    Ehh it was for the sake of exaggerating the point that do what you gotta do to feel comfortable focus and do well...i actually know a guy (swear to god) who has an incredibly bad case of OCD and needs to smoke marijuana to calm himself down. When he doesn't smoke he does poorly in school, when he does...he's probably one of the most impressive, sharpest and smartest students i know.
     
  17. instigata

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    My friend got drunk and took cocaine 3 times (in 2 months) while he was studying for the MCAT. I thought he was going to be screwed but he ended up with a 36S :eek:
     
  18. apricotattack

    apricotattack 10+ Year Member

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    so when you say during, do you mean.... during?

    :thumbup:
     
  19. indo

    indo Feed me a stray cat 7+ Year Member

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    I wanted to have sex during the mcat and I did fine. As long as you don't do it so hard that you bleed out during the mcat you should be okay.
     
  20. Ookluh

    Ookluh Don't Listen to Me 10+ Year Member

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    I'd agree with whatever keeps you sane.
     
  21. Dr. Syzygy

    Dr. Syzygy Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    You did fine with what... the sex or the MCAT? :smuggrin:
     
  22. vincikai

    vincikai Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    lol i just suddenly want to take the Mcat :cool:
     
  23. dochoov

    dochoov Intercalating Death Disk 2+ Year Member

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    I agree that you should do whatever keeps you sane. And cellebacy keeping your mind sharp is a load of crap. However, dudes, don't have too much sex because it could really wear you out. Three+ times and I can barely study; it's like a whole-body, weak feeling, especially in ma legs. It takes about 3-4 hours to recover.
     
  24. gujuDoc

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    While I can believe someone can do well while smoking that sort of stuff, I don't think that's going to help their case with admissions if they get caught doing illegal activity like that.

    Just a bit of food for thought.

    Also, some drugs (and I don't know if this applies to cocaine but it does to coffee) act as stimulators that help increase concentration to a certain degree.


    I had a colleague a few years back who I heard could smoke weed the day before an exam and not study for it and go into the exam and get an A. She was brilliant though cuz she came from a background in which her mom was a PhD her real dad was a doctor and her step dad was pretty well educated too. She was also one of those crazy people who was talented in everything from multiple sports to multiple musical instruments and acting to the sciences and school. She ended up deciding to go into acting for a bit or try that when she moved out west with her younger half brother and mom and step dad but who knows if she ended up going back into medicine since then. Its been nearly 2.5 years since I last spoke with her.
     
  25. gujuDoc

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    Marijuana is believed to have some medicinal properties in treatment of some psychological disorders. So that's not that hard to believe. In some parts of California I believe it was being used for those purposes too.
     
  26. gujuDoc

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    Hey nutster,

    i'd do a postbac or SMP program if I were you. That would probably help a lot. It seems like an SMP program would be a good idea for you.
     

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