Have you ever wondered why we had different reactions and feelings after sex than those of our partner? Well it seems that the answer lies in our brain. The human brain is one of the most complex creations of nature. And there are subtle differences in its reactions to different things for both men and women.
Until recently not much was know about what happened in the brain during a orgasm. Now researchers at Rutgers University in America have used scans to get to know what happens in a women’s brain at the time of reaching an orgasm.
They found that in a women, oxytocin ( a hormone also known as the cuddle hormone) is released during sex and this hormone encourages bonding and empathy leading to an increased feeling of bonding.
But in men the brain releases more of a hormone which can make men more susceptible to sex addiction. According to Dr. Ghosh a G.P. in England “The problem is that when a man has an orgasm, the main hormone released is dopamine — the pleasure hormone. And this surge can be addictive.”
This is an interesting study because it tells us the scientific reasons behind the different behaviour of men and women after reaching an orgasm and further study is definitely warranted so that it may lead to a better understanding of human behaviour during and after sex.
You can read more about it in this article published in the Daily Mail U.K.