Updated: Feb 20, 2019
Of all our organs: The Brain is the biggest. I often hear men say that they have no idea why they are finding it difficult to stay hard throughout their sexual encounter. Or they think it may be stress that is making them quick to ejaculate.
So – let us examine what part the brain plays:
Your Brain is the work shop of your body and controls every single thing you do. From your blood pressure, heart rate, breathing, dilating your pupils when you see a hot girl walk across the street, then your state of shock when you crash your car since you were distracted and not looking at the road – all that happens because you have a brain. When you are hungry, thirsty, sweating, panting, fearful, sleepy and even horny – it all goes on in your ancient, or lizard brain.
WHAT THE SCIENTISTS SAY– TESTOSTERONE
In 1990 two scientists (Swarts and Hoffman) discovered that the Suprachiasmic Nucleus in the Hypothalamus is larger in gay men than in straight men. between 2004 & 2006 a team of researchers (Berglund, Lindstrom and Savic) made another discovery:
This one is a bit complicated but most enlightening:
HOMO / HETEROSEXUAL? BORN OR MADE?
Heterosexual men and homosexual women respond to estrogen, while homosexual men heterosexual women respond to testosterone. That should clear up the confusion about homosexual people being born or made – nature or nurture.
THE BIG TURN ON
If you think about it; when you see an attractive person, sight is one of your five senses and therefore a brain response. As you draw closer you senses of hearing, smell, touch and taste also become engaged and you eventually you find yourself in a state of full arousal. Should you be lucky and the feelings are mutual sex is the natural outcome. With all these powerful emotions at play; surely one can not think that the brain disengages and the sex is a mere physical act?
THE HPG SEXUAL AXIS AND MALE LIFE CYCLE
There is an intricate system – in medical terms: Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Gonadal Axis. This Axis controls the reproductive system and sets the pace for a man’s growth and eventual conclusion of his sexual life span.
I will try and keep it simple and only address the male cycle...
BUT FIRST: THE GLOSSARARY
Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Gonadal Axis (HPG)
Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone (GnRH)
Luteinizing Hormone (LH)
Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
Let me start off saying that boys become when their testicles begin to manufacture testosterone.
FSH releases androgen building protein that help testosterone binding and LH hormones allows testosterone secretion.
The testosterone activates the HPG axis so the changes that make boys into men start occurring.
Facial, underarm and pubic hair appears. Voices change and sexual experimentation begins.
The HPG axis keeps working in men for the rest of their lives – however as they age, less testosterone is made and the strength of the axis is weakened.
As the axis dwindles men begin to experience:
Loss of libido.
Abnormal sperm production.
Decreased fat build up.
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A VERY SIMPLIFIED VERSION
The above description makes it very clear that the brain is indeed the biggest sex organ.
SO - WHAT ABOUT THE ORGASM?
How then does all this affect men and specially sexual response?
Testosterone, is manufactured in the testicles on a signal from the HPG.
Testosterone is a hormone.
Hormones are chemicals and transported through the body in the blood stream.
Safe to say that the testosterone once manufactured in the testicles is transported to the brain.
The hypothalamus and pituitary gland form the ancient or lizard brain where all our feelings stem from are thus responsible for the event of orgasm, and even male multiple orgasm. Orgasm is a state of extreme euphoria - the mental response we all experience during sex.
© Ariana 2017