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Sixth Sense For Couples?

Just when I thought I was done talking about how your partner can’t read your mind,  science had to go and say that in some ways they can. It isn’t exactly mind reading or telepathy though. They have found that in many cases, people who are very close with each other start exhibiting the same brain activity. This synchronicity of their nervous systems helps them understand each other better. I wouldn’t give up on talking just yet though. Continue Reading →

Learning New Things Almost As Good As Sex?

A study that doled out water – and also information about the water – to monkeys and studied their responses found that learning can release dopamine, a feel-good neurotransmitter. The act of seeking out new knowledge thus appears to be programmed into primate brains, stimulating the same pleasure-centers as sex can. If experiences of learning and sex might be cognitively linked, one can only wonder what special joys learning about sex yields! This research complements work by Dr. Arthur Aron and his team that has found that couples who spend time doing new/exciting things together, rather than the same-old stuff, on date night, tend to be more in love and more satisfied with their relationships. Follow us on Twitter @mysexprofessor. Follow Jeana, the author of this post, @foxyfolklorist. Continue Reading →

Erotic Asphyxia And The Brain: How Little We Know

A friend pointed me to this article on erotic asphyxia and the limits of the brain–and not just of the brain, but brain research as well. A man who perished while practicing this form of masturbation left behind films of himself that prompted brain researchers to question previously accepted knowledge about how much oxygen deprivation it took to damage the brain. This case upsets conventional wisdom, however, emphasizing the need for more research. Continue Reading →