Orgasms Inside An MRI Scanner Reveal Sex Is Literally Mind-Blowing.
Scientists wanting to research a particularly part of the body rely on complete strangers willingness to participate in the name of science. Some studies of course are harder than others. You don’t need to be necessarily ill to be the model used for science. Sometimes it’s providing a sample of blood, hair, or share some of your family’s medical history.
Behavioral neuroscientist Barry R. Komisaruk, Ph.D. required his subjects to pleasure themselves in order to study the brain during an orgasm. The women masturbated while inside an MRI machine.
What Komisaruk and his team discovered are what parts of the brain are activated during orgasm and what it looked like as well. Let’s just say comparing good sex to fireworks is a pretty accurate description. Take a look at what happens to the brain and the rest of the body when you reach orgasm.
Neuroscientist Barry R. Komisaruk is a world leading sex expert. He is the coauthor of coauthor of The Orgasm Answer Guide.
He is a Distinguished Service Professor of Psychology at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
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It all begins with a simple touch for the brain activity to begin to light up.
"We found that the clitoris, vagina, and cervix each stimulate different parts of the cortex," explains Komisaruk.
The clitoris, vagina, and cervix can produce an orgasm individually.
"Stimulating several at once may lead to more intense, more pleasurable orgasms," says Komisaruk.
Although Komisaruk has been studying brain activity during sexual stimulation for 20 years, he admits there is much more to still discover and learn.
He found that the limbic system, the area of nerves and networks in the brain receives signals from genital stimulation.
The hippocampus, the fantasy area of the brain gets turned on during stimulation.
The amygdala, the area responsible for feelings and emotional expression is turned on as well.
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