• The neurotransmitter of passion

    The neurotransmitter of passion0

    The brain is the master of human sexual behavior. It plays an important role in sexual desire, arousal, and orgasm. Sex is a complex process, which involves many neural networks. What chemicals are involved in capturing the pleasure of sex? What makes us stubbornly pursue it? Let’s explore what having sex looks like from our

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  • It’s a Fine Line between (Sexual) Pleasure and Pain

    It’s a Fine Line between (Sexual) Pleasure and Pain0

    Sexual behavior: it is one of the most universal behaviors, and yet one of the biggest taboos in many cultures. It can be experienced with excitement and pride as well as disgust and guilt. It seems this ambivalence surrounding sexual behavior is actually rooted in the act itself, and our expressions of sexual excitement. Researchers

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  • Faking Orgasms Out of Fear of Abandonment

    Faking Orgasms Out of Fear of Abandonment0

    Although most men wouldn’t necessarily consider a fake orgasm a compliment, research shows that women who tend to fake it are actually afraid of losing their partner – therefore pulling all the stops to keep him satisfied. Farnaz Kaighobadi, a postdoctoral researcher at the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies at Columbia University, analyzed data

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  • Embarrassing Conditions: When Sexual Thoughts Make You Sneeze Uncontrollably

    Embarrassing Conditions: When Sexual Thoughts Make You Sneeze Uncontrollably1

    The world is full of embarrassing conditions you wouldn’t wish on your worst enemy. Every week, Carian discusses one. This week: Sneezing induced by sexual thoughts or orgasm. Since I started writing about embarrassing conditions I have discovered that sex isn’t that fun for all of us. Some men, for example, suffer terrible headaches during

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  • Why Women Make Noise During Sex

    Why Women Make Noise During Sex0

    Male ejaculation is influenced by female sex noises. If you are convinced you always make the ladies scream out of pleasure in bed, you may get disappointed. It seems that women use moaning, sighing, and dirty talk to manipulate men ejaculatory behavior to their advantage. Researchers of the University of Central Lancashire and the University

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  • Books: Dirty Minds. How Our Brains Influence Love, Sex and Relationships

    Books: Dirty Minds. How Our Brains Influence Love, Sex and Relationships0

    Is love addictive? What roles do oxytocin, dopamine and testosterone play in our lives? What does the brain tell us about homosexuality? With ‘Dirty Minds’ Kayt Sukel seeks to explain love and relationships on a scientific level. By using human MRI studies and animal research on dogs, monkeys, and monogamous prairie voles, Sukel has thoroughly

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