If you're lucky enough to have daily sex, I'm sure brain function is the last thing on your mind. You're probably blissed out and feeling yourself in every major way. And you should, because daily sex is quite a big deal. But because your brain is the real pleasure center of operation "you," you shouldn't be surprised about the things that happen to your brain when you have sex everyday.
Although there are no real explanations for why your brain shuts off when you're having a lot of sex, tuning out is a definite side effect. CBS Local reported that a 54 year-old woman had sex with her husband, and then developed amnesia for 24 hours. Georgetown University Hospital diagnosed the woman with sex-induced transient global amnesia. How and why did this happen? Boning. Some scientists theorize that contracting your abdomen during sex creates an excess of de-oxygenated blood in your brain, but that's just a theory. So, really when you're having lots of sex, you can tell people that you're not thinking with your crotch, you're thinking with your brain, and there's science to prove it. On the other hand, who cares what other people have to say; you're having sex everyday. But as awesome as this is, the scientific side-effects should be examined. Here are just some of the things that happen to your brain when you're getting down on the daily.
1. Your Brain Might Get Addicted To Sex
Psychiatrist Joseph Shrand told AlterNet that when you're having sex, there is dopamine involved in that sort of lustful attraction. The neurotransmitter is, according to Shrand, associated with "excitement, reward, desire, pleasure and in some case addiction." Additionally, Medical Daily noted that MRIs showed pictures of the brain during orgasm, and it looked similar to the brain of someone on heroin.
2. Your Brain And Genitals Become Besties
During sex, your brain is in constant conversation with your genitals, giving signals about what feels good and what doesn't, according to Medical Daily. So if you're having daily sex, then your brain and body parts talk everyday, just like you and your BFF.
3. Your Might Suffer Less Migraine Pain
According to AlterNet, 30 percent of women who had sex during migraines noticed a decrease in pain and 17.5 percent reported the pain went away completely. So, your brain on daily sex keeps headaches away.
4. Certain Parts Of The Brain Are Getting A Workout
According to Medical Daily, the amygdala, nucleus accumbens, ventral tegmental area , cerebellum, and the pituitary gland are the parts of the brain activated during sex. The amygdala helps keep fear and anxiety in check, while the cerebellum helps maintain posture, balance, coordination, and speech.
5. Your Brain Wants You To Cuddle
When you have sex daily, ABC News notes that your brain is releasing a ton of oxytocin, aka the "cuddle drug," which creates a feeling of warmth, security, bonding and trust. The oxytocin makes you want to forge a connection to your partner, acting as a matchmaker of sorts. Good thing you have other parts of your brain to help you make decisions about your love life.
6. Your Brain Makes You Act Illogically After An Orgasm
According to Medical Daily, the lateral orbitofrontal cortex shuts down during an orgasm. This part of your brain controls behavior, which is why you should not make any important decisions after a mind-blowing orgasm. If you're having these daily, you might want to ask yourself if you're acting logically. Or maybe you just want to enjoy it while it lasts.
7. Your Brain Might Make You Think You Want To Go To Church
The Scientific American Book of Love, Sex and the Brain by Judith Horstman and Scientific American, claimed that brain activity people have from daily sex is just like the brain activity of praying Catholic nuns and Buddhist priests in meditation. So, your brain, always looking out for you, might want you to seek a religious experience.