UK lawmaker gives advice on curbing sex drive

August 4, 2011 7:44:39 AM PDT
A British lawmaker has updated his guide on how his colleagues can stay true to their constituents while staying true to their partners. 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.