An orgasm is described as a feeling of intense pleasure that happens during sexual activity. While some people experience orgasms differently than others, there are some key changes that occur in the mind and body. By studying the brain activity of people experiencing orgasms, researchers have been able to pinpoint some of these key changes that occur. Using fMRI machines functional magnetic resonance imaging or PET scans positron emission tomography , they were able to measure blood flow and neuron activity inside the brain during climax. The hypothalamus, which plays a key role in releasing hormones like dopamine and oxytocin, is one of the regions of the brain that lights up during orgasm.
Everything was prepared for our first Bodysex circle in Columbus. Our location was a charmingly cozy older home rented through AirBnB. I felt especially excited as the women arrived. As we greeted each woman, I felt immediately connected. Each one of us had a different story that brought us here.
My complaint was that Wolf treated an incredibly complex and ambiguous body of science — the neurobiology of sexual desire and behavior — as settled and simple so that she could present a particular view of sexuality, identity, and consciousness. Pfaus's particular work, for I wanted to focus on Wolf's treatment of the larger body of science on sexual neurobiology. Pfaus, however, has now entered the fray directly.