Neuroscience shows that these hormones are released with intimate physical contact such as hugging or kissing.Mc Ilhaney and Bush explain: “When two people join physically, powerful neurohormones are released because of the sexual experience, making an impression on the synapses in their brains and hardwiring their bond.These scientific facts add support to necessary sex instruction that must be provided to protect our teens and young adults.Joe Mc Ilhaney and Freda Bush, both ob-gyns, have taken the current neuroscience research and translated it into a plain-speaking, easy-to-understand book titled the duo confront the emotional and psychological damage casual sex does to young, developing brains.Casual sex has been glamorized in movies and on television. The current adult generation has yet to deal with the problem of and the problems caused by promiscuous sex.Casual sex membership websites, often accompanied with pornographic material, make it easy for partners to hook up. They assure us of the thrilling excitement of the casual sex lifestyle. The philosophy underlying all this hype is that marriage is out; casual sex is harmless fun; everyone is doing it; you are missing out—just do it! Our sex-crazed society willfully overlooks the bad fruits of its actions.“[W]ith the aid of modern research techniques and technologies, scientists are confirming that sex is more than a momentary physical act,” they write.“It produces powerful, even lifelong changes in our brains that direct and influence our future to a surprising degree.”In other words, the use of sex can either keep the human brain healthy or severely damage it.
Neuroscience research has uncovered useful information about how sex affects the human brain.
ecently I had the opportunity to work with a group of people from starkly different backgrounds. Yet one woman was surprisingly open about her life.
Without prodding, she often articulately explained her philosophy on sex and relationships.
Yet those who move from partner to partner suffer even greater damage.
The bonding biochemicals oxytocin and vasopressin are just as powerful as dopamine.