Okay, guys and gals. I want you to think hard about this one — have you ever gotten a warm, tingly, whatever you want to call it as long as it’s a nice, stimulating feeling, below your belts when thinking about someone you’re physically attracted to? Or when watching a hot sex scene in a movie? I want a show of hands. Raise ‘em high!
You’re probably thinking, um, duh, Sophia, I get sexually aroused when I think of sexually arousing things! What are you, stupid?
Well, I’m not, but some scientists seem to be a bit, um, let’s say, naive.
A new study is being touted saying that, gasp, sexual arousal is very emotionally driven in women, much more than they had “previously realized.”
Honestly, I do not see how this is any kind of revelation. The article explains studies in which subjects were coached through arousal in an MRI machine, while scientists studied which parts of the brain “lit up” during feelings leading up to and during orgasm.
The scientists quoted in the article say:
The scans show that, during sex, the parts of the female brain responsible for processing fear, anxiety and emotion start to relax more and more, reaching a peak at orgasm, when the female brain’s anxiety and emotion are effectively closed down to produce an almost trance-like state.