Testosterone Isn’t The Only Sex Chemical In Your Body
Why Sex Is Better Than Tylenol
Right before I was about to move out of my parents basement and into my first apartment, I got what was called a “back cold”. It didn’t matter what you called it, I just knew I could barely stand or walk up the steps.
My girlfriend at the time came by to check up on me. The next thing you know I was on my back and she was on top riding me. I didn’t think I could get an erection let alone have sex with the pain I was in but then a miracle happened…
During sex I could feel my back start to relax and after the sex, I was up and walking around with no problem…for a good 5 to 10 minutes. I didn’t know why my back pains went away and then came back but the research I am about to share with you shows the answer.
Sexual Chain Reaction
Making love sets off a chain reaction of chemicals in the body that can repair, prepare and stimulate bonds which is why it is not only healthy but necessary in a relationship.
Obviously the purpose of having sex is to procreate. One of the things that separate a human from animals is that we very often have sex with no intention of procreating. We do it just because it feels good! Not only is that it really healthy for us to have sex.
The Chemicals of Sex
When you have sex, the major chemicals that come into play are dopamine, testosterone, oxytocin, HGH and DHEA. If you are into working out and use a bunch of supplements…these may look very familiar. (Have more sex and you can save yourself a few hundred bucks).
Dopamine is the “feel good” chemical released in the reward center of the brain. It is the same chemical released (unnaturally) by cocaine and methamphetamines in unhealthy detrimental doses. It is responsible for the frenzied “falling in love” feeling. Dopamine is the adventure chemical. It is what allows you to “act” romantically. It allows you to be outgoing and assertive.
Serotonin is an opiate. It is the same chemical released (unnaturally) by heroine, barbiturates, alcohol and anti-depressants. It is also released by sugary and carby comfort foods. It is the satisfaction chemical. It allows you to relax, “after the fact”. A potent orgasm can release serotonin into your system for you. It is one of the reasons you relax after an orgasm feeling more satisfied.
Age Reversing Hormones
Human Growth Hormone is the most important and necessary hormone released during intense exercise but more so during a powerful orgasm. Helps repair, renew, build (muscle) and rebuild cells.
There is a spike of 7 times the normal level of DHEA pre-orgasmically and also a release during orgasm itself. Helps repair, renew, build and rebuild cells.
Helps repair, renew, build and rebuild cells. Is incredibly important for men and is released when men relax (ie hanging out on the couch) or sleep which is the reason men wake up- well how should we say, up! Testosterone has been found to increase when men sense new potential mates. Although it explains, why men tend to wander, it doesn’t mean it is bad for monogamy as long as the couple learns to “keep it new and keep it real!”
Lack of testosterone typically equals lack of sex drive in both men and women and results in increased aging. Oxycontin, although good for a relationship, is bad for testosterone in men and actually decreases it and along with it a man’s interest in sex- with the woman he becomes close to. So-, it is important to be careful and either increase testosterone through supplementing to counter the Oxycontin or increase “guy time”!
Oxycontin is known as the love hormone or cuddle chemical and causes women to want to be close and intimate and facilitates bonding. It is the chemical basis for our capacity and longing for romantic attachment and causes feelings of love, tenderness and well-being. For men, Oxycontin can make him more loving, caring and affectionate but he needs enough testosterone to balance it out so as to not become too effeminate.
Both sexes experience a burst of creative thought since orgasm produces a powerful surge in the right, creative-thinking side of the brain but with women, a prolonged period of exhaustion follows, and usually sleep. This is how a man can tell if a woman has really had an orgasm, especially a potent one. In fact, because women get a bigger dose of Oxycontin in great sex the exact opposite occurs—he may feel energized and she falls asleep!