Womens Brains Switch Off During Sex

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Orgasms: a real ‘turn-off’ for women
Story Text:

New Scientist reports on a brain scan study that found that parts of womens brains shut down during orgasm...

“At the moment of orgasm, women do not have any emotional feelings,” says Gert Holstege of the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.


The results of the study are striking. As the women were stimulated, activity rose in one sensory part of the brain, called the primary somatosensory cortex, but fell in the amygdala and hippocampus, areas involved in alertness and anxiety. During orgasm, activity fell in many more areas of the brain, including the prefrontal cortex, compared with the resting state, Holstege told a meeting of the European Society for Human Reproduction and Development in Copenhagen on Monday.

Im saying nothing...



Same as when driving a car or operating a computer then. Wow. Never knew these actions were so related...

(Ouch, I'm gonna get some stick for this. BTW - Nick, you're a wuss for not commenting ;) )

too bad there's not a button for that!

oh, wait....;)

that's because

we may as well shut our brains down we're not going to get sensible conversation for an hour or so afterwards.

It's sweeps week

It's sweeps week at threadwatch, isn't it? (Quip stolen from a comment over at Jarvis' buzzmachine in this thread: Media female mutilation)

Small price to pay

"The team has already done a similar study involving 11 men, which revealed far less deactivation during orgasm than in women. However, Holstege says the results are probably unreliable and need to be repeated. The problem is that PET scanners measure activity over two minutes - and in men it is all over in a few seconds."

Heck. Being unemotional for two minutes is a pretty freaking small price to pay for a lenghthy visit off-planet.

More Testing Required!

>results are probably unreliable and need to be repeated

somebody in the studies wants more sex. who's all beta testing the program ;)


>At the moment of orgasm, women do not have any emotional feelings

OK, but that doesn't mean they aren't having a f***ing great time.


> Being unemotional for two minutes is a pretty freaking small price to pay...

From where I sit that sounds more like a gift than a price ;)

sensational titles


[Nick is into sensational titles & not much more]

In comparison...

...I'd say we have a pretty good deal.

At least our brains switch back on afterwards.

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