This way you experience greatest physical pleasure

This way you experience greatest physical pleasure

A new study reveals our true animal needs, and shows that we achieve the greatest physical pleasure by either taking things into the body or by secreting them again.

When you eat, the brain wants to make sure you remember to do it again and therefore releases dopamine

The brain during an orgasm

The organ that has total control over whether you have an orgasm or not is your brain. The brain also has a loyal companion: the rest of the nervous system. Without nerve impulses sent to the spine and brain, you would not be able to reach the climax.  When the excitement stage begins, the brain sends blood to your genitals. It is a reflection of sexual, physical and psychological stimulation that the parasympathetic part of your nervous system controls. That's why you need to be relaxed.

Pulse and breathing become faster in men and women. In this case (during the plateau phase) very sympathetic activity occurs, which produces considerable physiological changes that are similar for both sexes.

And at the same time, the nerve endings in the genital region and other parts of the body begin to send signals to the pleasure circuit of the brain. This is also called the brain reward system. It is the mechanism responsible for labeling a specific behavior as pleasurable or motivating. If the stimulus continues, many different structures in this brain circuit will be activated.

The list of things that give us the greatest physical well-being is a sensual tour of our most basic and animal needs.

It shows a survey conducted by YouGov for the Danish Søndagsavisen based on more than 1,000 representatives selected Scandinavians’ answers to what gives them the greatest pleasure.

We, humans, are basically just animals with animal needs and a reptile brain, which rewards physical satisfaction. Read here what our seven greatest physical pleasures are:

7. Sneezing

Sneezing is one of the sudden reactions you only to a very limited extent master – a reflex-conditioned so-called response.

You can induce a sneeze by, for example, getting tickled in the nose, knitting in the scalp, or pulling a strand of hair out of the snook, but usually, the redeeming sneezes come by themselves.

And “redemption” is the right word and reason for sneezing to be so high on the list of what gives us physical pleasure.

As a physical reaction, sneezing works just like an orgasm – a violent release of sharply built-up tension in the body, which ebbs into deep well-being.

6. Itching back when itching

Nothing can send shivers of lust through the body as when you finally reach the place on your back where it really itches – and can itch back.

By itching, you trick the brain into thinking that it is a pain in the place where it was previously itching.

It causes the brain to shift focus from the nerve cells that have triggered the itching and instead releases the neurotransmitter serotonin, which is the body’s very own mini version of spinal cord anesthesia.

The disadvantage of itching, however, is that the serotonin that the brain releases in response to the pain response actually – research shows – can cause more itching.

Then, of course, you can scratch back at the new place if you can find it or reach it, and get a new shiver of well-being – but it will easily be an eternity job.

5. Make it big when you MUST do it

“Make number two”, “lay a cable”, “pull broadband”, “bend a mortar” – call it whatever you want. When you really have to, so you MUST, and then the rewards are so much higher.

And when we say that “it eased”, that’s exactly what gives the pleasure. 

When a substantial mass passes a considerable weight out of the body, your blood pressure is lowered, and it gives you an exhilarated feeling of lightness throughout your body.

4. Eat when you are hungry

When you are starving, your body suffers.

Your blood sugar level makes a dive, and you may feel hungry and in a bad mood, and the worst-case experience shaking or muscle spasms.

When you finally eat, the brain wants to make sure you remember to do it again and therefore releases dopamine – the body’s very own happiness pills.

Just like when you give a dog a treat when it’s done right.

3. Drink when the throat is completely dry

Fluid deficiency is a real risk condition for the body, and therefore it automatically protects itself when you have not drunk enough.

First of all, your body starts storing water, which is why you can get headaches and dry mouth when you are thirsty.

The moment you start drinking again, you feel the rewards system of the brain still through a substantial dopamine supplement, while at the same time enjoying the renal function optimally again.

2. Pee when you can’t stand anymore

Kissing fatigue involves an intense stretching of the walls of your bladder, which causes severe discomfort – which is quite logical from a physiological point of view, since it will be difficult to ignore that you should go and pee.

But when you go really long with a full bladder, the signals from your bladder go from discomfort to pain, and the pleasure you experience when you finally kiss is, in fact, the absence of pain.

Your bladder relaxes; the muscles around your bladder and your entire abdomen relax, and just like number one on the list below, it gives a lustful release from an accumulated tension.

1. Orgasm 

Given the declining birth rates, it is fortunate that orgasm is the Scandinavians’ first choice, when it comes to the physical enjoyment we value most.

And quite frankly, surely it would be a little sad if we preferred to eat, pee, drink or sit on the mug before having sex?

It’s no wonder the orgasm wins, as it produces a swift and noticeable rush right in the brain while triggering an intense feeling of well-being throughout the body.

Physically, men usually experience orgasms in between five and fifteen seconds, while women can feel an orgasm for more than half a minute – and the brain is constantly bombarded with an explosive cocktail of “pleasures”.

A pleasure you become addicted to

The human orgasm releases large amounts of dopamine, a neurotransmitter that triggers an adrenaline-like euphoric mood and happiness in the brain. And that, by the way, is very habit-forming.

Also, research shows that regular orgasms are good for the health of both genders.

The sexual triggers counteract a number of diseases such as urinary tract infections and prostate cancer, strengthen the immune system, promote self-esteem, and reduce the risk of depression.

There are many brain regions and structures that are activated during the physical and sexual arousal stages, as well as during the climax. When bombarded with nerve signals from the genitals, they stimulate brain reward circuits. And that's why you experience orgasms and all that it means.

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