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erotic sculptures on the plinth of Lakshmana temple in Khajuraho, India

When it comes to history, we rarely get taught about sex and sexuality – unless you’re taking a specific college course. In fact, we rarely get taught about sex and sexuality at all.

While it’s obvious that things change and progress over centuries (we aren’t exactly using carrier pigeons anymore), some stuff seems to have gone… backwards.

 

 

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Whether you’re aware of it or not, stress can be either a trick or a treat in your body’s environment. It can be useful and detrimental to our survival.

I want to pose this article under a controversial premise. Stress is a healthy body response tailored to our survival.

Prolonged stress in the body is toxic, and a choice the majority of us entertain for far too long.

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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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