by Linda Franklin - The Real Cougar Woman
Sex is one of our biggest preoccupations, and so it's natural that it would be the subject of a slew of research projects. Scientists at Rutgers University, are using scans to monitor women’s brains during orgasm and are coming up with some interesting factoids.
Two minutes before orgasm the brain’s reward centers become active. These are the same areas that are activated when we're eating and drinking. Then, immediately before we climax,other areas of the brain - the ones that receive ‘touch’ messages from the body - are activated.
The final part of the brain to be activated is the ‘control’ part which regulates temperature, hunger, thirst and tiredness. So, having sex at the end of the day, has many stress-relieving benefits, especially for men. Having a powerful orgasm is equal to having a 2-3mg shot of Valium. Now you know why they have sex and then immediately turn over and start to snore.