The Science of Stress, Orgasm and Wellbeing. How the Brain and Orgasm Conspire in Consciousness

Yoga Lifestyle with Cristina

By Maria Popova on Monday June 13th, 2016
 To understand the vagina properly is to realise that it is not only coextensive with the female brain, but is also, essentially, part of the female soul.

“The more closely we analyse what we consider ‘sexy,’” philosopher Alain de Botton argued in his meditation on sex, ‘the more clearly we will understand that eroticism is the feeling of excitement we experience at finding another human being who shares our values and our sense of the meaning of existence.’ But in his attempt to counter the reductionism that frames human sexuality as a mere physiological phenomenon driven solely by our evolutionary biology, de Botton overcompensates by reducing in the opposite direction, negating the complex interplay of brain and biology, psychology and physiology, that propels the human sexual experience. That’s precisely what Naomi Wolf, author of the 1991 cultural classic The Beauty Myth, examines…

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