Science, specifically Biology was one of my favorite subjects in school. However, Health class is where we learned about the “birds and the bees.”
I distinctly remember discussing sex as a means of procreation…the story of how “we” got here. I remember learning the scientific names of our body parts, about sexually transmitted diseases, and how to prevent getting those diseases and pregnancy. I also remember having to carry around an egg for two weeks which served as my baby. In order to get an A, the egg had to remain intact for the entire 2 weeks. Well, my egg cracked and I got a B!
Anywho…on Episode 58, Kim and I get into the real deal about sex and what our brains are actually doing before, during, and after a sexual encounter. I have to say, I never learned words like Nitric Oxide, Serotonin, Epinephrine, and Oxytocin in Biology or Health class! Reading the article we referenced and posted by Jaimee Bell, the Science spark lit inside of me and I got really excited. As a woman who suffers from anxiety, learning that sex can help made me even more excited. I would LOVE to be able to stop taking medication for my anxiety and I’m willing to try anything *wink*. I honestly thought it was really cool to learn about all of the brain functions that are associated with sex. Needless to say, I will definitely be paying close attention and identifying what’s happening in my brain during my next roll in the hay…whenever that is!
For this and so much more click play and listen to the entire episode.