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This week in our Sex and the Brain series, we explored the differences of arousal between men and women. 

While it may be obvious to some that men and women don’t get aroused the same, many still have not acquired this piece of knowledge. Men are like frying pans, and women are like slow cookers – so let’s get down to the science behind the kitchen appliance metaphors.

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Yet another lesson in the wonders of the sexiest organ of all, the brain.

In the previous article, I introduced some of our main pleasure chemicals. In this one we’ll be focusing on the more familiar estrogen and testosterone, with a more in-depth look at the previously mentioned dopamine, and the well-known serotonin.

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As it turns out, our brain is one big bulbous druggie. Not the kind you find in dark alley ways when the sun goes down, nor the drugs that line the neon alleys of CVS.

Alas our crafty brain has it’s very own pharmacy of pleasure from which it releases its unique brands of intoxicating hormones according to each appropriate (or inappropriate) occasion.

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Hello and welcome to our new exciting series all about the biggest sex organ you have.

What is it, you ask?

Our big beautiful brain. Technology has allowed us an ever expanding look into our internal universe, and respectively, how it shapes our experience of reality, the meaning we give it, and of course how this applies to our very favorite subject: Sex.

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Where would so many of us be without birth control? Starting a family long before we were ready? Terrified of sex before we met “the one,” which for some could result in 40-year-old virgin status? Or, would we be one of the few lucky ones who never misses a period?
Unfortunately for millions of women around the world, these situations are very real. They are never taught about “family planning” and contraception, they don’t have access to it, and for some, it’s too expensive.  
Thankfully, there are people out there that understand birth control is something all women should be entitled to having. The people at Bedsider.org started a campaign called #THXBirthControl – designed to break down the archaic stigmas attached to contraception and help teens and young women find the right method for them.

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