UK lawmaker gives advice on curbing sex drive

LONDON, England Labour lawmaker Paul Flynn said his new version of "How to Be a Backbencher" will include tips on drafting pithy Twitter messages and tongue-in-cheek ways to dampen what the 76-year-old described as parliamentarians' "sexual magnetism."

Flynn said Wednesday in interviews with British media that it was a mystery to him why elected officials were so attractive. His tips on how to stay faithful include taking cold baths.

In British politics, backbenchers refer to parliamentary rank-and-file who sit near the back of their respective party's benches.

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