Deprived of Sex, Flies Turn to Alcohol (video) American Association for the Advancement of Science Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption Male flies that have been sexually rejected by females consume more alcohol than their peers who have mated successfully. This sequence of three videos shows a male fly courting and successfully mating with a female fly, another male fly being rejected by a female, and a male choosing to consume an alcohol-infused solution over a non-alcohol solution. This video relates to a paper that appeared in the March 16, 2012, issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper, by Dr. G. Shohat-Ophir at the University of California, San Francisco in San Francisco, Calif., and colleagues was titled, "Sexual Deprivation Increases Ethanol Intake in Drosophila." Credit Video © Science/AAAS Usage Restrictions Please cite the owner of the video when publishing. This video may be freely used by reporters as part of news coverage, with proper attribution. Non-reporters must contact Science for permission. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.