The Orgasmic Mind: The Neurological Roots of Sexual Pleasure

Today in Digg, I came across this very interesting article published in Scientific American by Martin Portner :



“Achieving sexual climax requires a complex conspiracy of sensory and psychological signals””and the eventual silencing of critical brain areas.

Key Concepts about the Principles of Pleasure:

* Sexual desire and orgasm are subject to various influences on the brain and nervous system, which controls the sex glands and genitals.

* The ingredients of desire may differ for men and women, but researchers have revealed some surprising similarities. For example, visual stimuli spur sexual stirrings in women, as they do in men.

* Achieving orgasm, brain imaging studies show, involves more than heightened arousal. It requires a release of inhibitions engineered by shutdown of the brain’s center of vigilance in both sexes and a widespread neural power failure in females.

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