For National Orgasm Day, we know they feel good - but what exactly do they do to our brains? We asked sex therapist and neuroscientist Dr Nan Wise, author of Why Good Sex Matters to explain exactly what happens when we orgasm, from how our brain registers pleasure to the health benefits behind the Big O.
A pilgrimage is a rite of passage. There are few rites of passage for us to meet our erotic selves. For us to learn about our body and its connection to our pleasure and our soul. You have to make a choice in your life when you consider making a pilgrimage.
Because the society we live in affects our lives, we need to understand social issues to the same degree we understand our own personal problems. We need to bring about social change so that we can live more freely and happily.
Not surprisingly, we see that depressed mood and sexual concerns and difficulties -- including changes in sexual desire and lowered arousal -- are often intertwined. SSRIs can cause many types of sexual concerns, such as the inability to have an orgasm.
The link between culinary delights and amorous pleasures seems timeless; as food and dining together has been a prelude to love (also known as the romantic candlelit dinner) no matter what century we exist in. Yet the idea of aphrodisiacs as the secret ingredient for love has intrigued us for centuries.