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Sacrifice of Lobster

The Orgasmic Mind: The Neurological Roots of Sexual Pleasure
Achieving sexual climax requires a complex conspiracy of sensory and psychological signals—and the eventual silencing of critical brain areas

By Martin Portner, Scientific American Mind, 2008 [Excerpt]

[S]exual desire and orgasm are subject to various influences on the brain and nervous system, which controls the sex glands and genitals. And many of those influences are environmental. Recent research, for example, shows that visual stimuli spur sexual stirrings in women, as they do in men.

Achieving orgasm, brain-imaging studies show, involves more than heightened arousal. It requires a release of inhibitions and control in which the brain’s center of vigilance shuts down in males; in females, various areas of the brain involved in controlling thoughts and emotions become silent. The brain’s pleasure centers tend to light up brightly in the brain scans of both sexes, especially in those of Continue reading

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Grasping in the Dark O

From Six things science has revealed about the female orgasm, New Scientist, 2009

This week we report on the continuing debate about female ejaculation: is it real, and if so why does it happen?

Ejaculation is just one of the aspects of female sexuality that are being demystified by research. In particular, the female orgasm, the subject of so many myths and folk beliefs, is gradually being understood.

Following some intense field research, here are some of the key facts about the female orgasm, as revealed by modern science.

The G spot is real

The G spot is a small region in the vagina that, if stimulated, can produce wildly intense orgasms – or so the popular claim goes. However, in 2008, an Italian research team found anatomical differences between women who could have G-spot orgasms and women who couldn’t. (See: Ultrasound nails location of the elusive G spot)

The brain switches off Continue reading

Brain on Orgasm

Anatomy of a Climax
By Laura Berman, 2014

Have you ever wondered about the science of orgasms? Find out exactly what happens to your mind and body when you climax.

Understanding what happens to your body (and your partner’s body) during the peak of sexual satisfaction can help you to reach new levels of fulfillment and intimacy. After all, there is so much more to orgasm than meets the eye!

During orgasms, our brains are flooded with information, both from our psyches and from the nerves in our genital region. There are millions of nerve endings [in the root region], all of which feel highly pleasurable when stimulated and aroused.

When stimulated successfully, these nerves send messages to the pleasure center of the brain, the same part of the brain that lights up when we eat something delicious like chocolate; it’s also the area of the brain that is activated by more illicit activities such as drug use. Hence, when people say they are “addicted” to love, it’s actually quite accurate!

Not only does orgasm activate the pleasure center, it also causes our minds to temporarily “lose Continue reading

Sun Chest

Earth’s Core 1,000 Degrees Hotter Than Expected
By Elizabeth Howell, 2013

Earth’s internal engine is running about 1,000 degrees Celsius (about 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit) hotter than previously measured, providing a better explanation for how the planet generates a magnetic field, a new study has found.

A team of scientists has measured the melting point of iron at high precision in a laboratory, and then drew from that result to calculate the temperature at the boundary of Earth’s inner and outer core — now estimated at  6,000 C (about 10,800 F). That’s as hot as the surface of the sun. Continue reading

In Somnolent Mentation

MySleepButton – The Cognitive Science
2013

What your mind does: Mentation

The mind is always active, creating mental content such as thoughts, images, wishes, wants, intentions, plans, assessments, feelings, stories, perceptions, recollections. The waking mind is usually engaged in a limited number of more or less conscious activities such as planning, imagining, assessing, ruminating, perceiving and/or listening. “Mentation” is the word that stands for all of these activities. It’s more general than “thinking”, if you assume that thinking and feeling, for instance, are not the same.

The mind is a sense making machine

At almost all times, whether you are awake or asleep, your mind is engaged in some kind of sense making. That is, your mind is trying to make sense of the information that it gets from its senses or that Continue reading

Santa Phaeton Mind Tricks

hoof printScientific Inquiry into Santa Claus
by Unknown

As a result of an overwhelming lack of requests, and with research help
from that renown scientific journal SPY magazine (January, 1990) – I am
pleased to present the annual scientific inquiry into Santa Claus.

1) No known species of reindeer can fly. BUT there are 300,000 species of
living organisms yet to be classified, and while most of these are insects
and germs, this does not COMPLETELY rule out flying reindeer which only Santa has ever seen. Continue reading

Some Sacred Mathematics

OMSacred Mathematics
by Halexandria [Edited]

Sacred Mathematics refers to the concepts which, according to ancient scholars, encompassed all of creation in mathematical terms. It includes numerical ratios of the most profound significance (literally Transcendental Numbers), the nature of numbers themselves (Numerology), their mutual relationship (Astrology), strange beasts such as Magic Squares and Infinite Series, those astounding aspects of geometrical relationships in Sacred Geometry which seem to defy logical or rational explanation, and the manner in which all of these aspects describe the universe.

Sacred Mathematics represents a wholly contained and internally consistent philosophy — a philosophy which describes physical reality, its cosmogony and every aspect of its science. The Greek Philosopher, Plato, taught:

“Geometry is knowledge of the eternally existent. Numbers are the highest degree of knowledge. It is knowledge itself.” Continue reading

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