Led by WISH Education Staff
What does a three-pound brain have to do with your sex life? A lot, actually.
Sexual arousal releases chemicals in your brain…and that can have some unforeseen results. Especially if you want sex with “no strings attached.” Breakthroughs in the field of neuroscience explain the impact of sex on the developing brains of young adults.
- Brain-mapping science and how people are impacted by sex—both good and bad.
- Sexual and other risk taking behavior and the benefits of understanding the way sex and brain chemistry are intertwined.
- Discusses the uniqueness of becoming an intimate part of another person’s mind—emotional bonding and the vital role this plays in one’s health, happiness, and hope for the future.
Our decision-making ability comes from the highest centers of the brain and can guide an individual to the most rewarding sexual behavior. While sex has come to be seen as a physical activity to be engaged in at our pleasure, and only for our pleasure, biology challenges the truth of this outlook.
Because sex is more than just physical, we are often blindsided by problems produced by the misunderstandings and miscalculations of our human nature. If we think we are nothing but satisfying appetites, we’ll conclude that we can engage in sexual activity, enjoy it on a physical level and totally disassociate these acts from the rest of what we are as human beings.
Until now, efforts to accurately assess the connection between sex, love, sexual desire, and sexual risk-taking with brain activity have been limited. But with the aid of modern research techniques and technologies, science is confirming that sex is more than a momentary physical act.
Based on research from the book, “Hooked” by Joe S. McIlhaney, Jr., MD and Freda Mckissic Bush, MD.
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