Skip to comments.Why Women Have Sex On The Brain
Posted on 09/09/2001 7:56:10 AM PDT by blam
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 08 2001
Why women have sex on the brain
BY NIGEL HAWKES
Scientific study has answered the question of why we fall in love in the most unromantic way possible
THE question that has perhaps most obsessed and mystified the poets, philosophers and thinkers why do we fall in love? has been answered in the most unromantic way possible: by the scientific study of the humble prairie vole.
Music was the food of love in Shakespeares book, but the truth, according to Professor Gareth Leng of the University of Edinburgh, lies in a love potion created in womens brains after the act of sex, which helps her to form a bond with her partner.
Professor Leng, speaking to the British Association Science Festival in Glasgow yesterday, said that it is all in the chemistry because of evidence gleaned from the vole, which engages in enormous bouts of sexual intercourse, far in excess of that needed for reproduction.
If you were to spend (many hours in) intense sexual activity with a partner, something fundamental might happen to your behaviour, he said. Thats often what you see in animals. Many animals bond for life. Its not going to surprise anybody to think something fundamental is happening in the brain.
Oxytocin, produced by the pituitary gland in the brain, is probably also involved in creating the bond between mother and child at birth and during breast-feeding. In prairie voles, a monogamous species, the effect is especially strong.
If you put a male and female prairie vole into a cage, but dont allow them to mate, they seem to form a kind of friendship. But if you inject oxytocin into the females brain, she will form this sexual bond.
Professor Leng said: Were talking about 24 hours of constant copulation. Translated to human behaviour, he said, this could mean that the more sex a couple have, the deeper their bond becomes, at least on the womans side.
So how does a brain fall in love? My answer, perhaps, like yours, would be: a time, a place, a pair of eyes.
With each act, the woman becomes more hopelessly tied to the abuser.
I think it's the one a couple of idiot thieves (male) stole from a vet hospital (break-in) when trying to steal OxyContin...
Seems they were taking it, and not getting the expected buzz... They got caught too. Thread on FR somewhere about it...
Uh, like maybe you couldn't move anymore due to sheer exhaustion.
Simple ingredients. Voles do it, might as well whip up a batch.
..Or if the guy is rich and shows up in a new BMW, the oxytocin really kicks in......!
Yes, NOW we're talking!!!!!!!! Go on..........
Moles do it,
Fellows of All Souls do it.
Cole Porter bump.
THIS is the problem... "on the brain".
It needs to be moved down a couple of feet (+/-).