This Is Your Body.. On Sex

Science is sexy.

The D'Angelo album is playing. 

The lights are dimmed, and the candles are burning. The mood is set, and your emotions are running high because you know it's time for sexy time. 

But emotions aside, have you ever wondered what is physiologically going on in your body while you do the deed?  

Here, let this video explain it to you: 


The video describes the four phases in the sexual response cycle: excitement, plateau, orgasm and resolution. 

In layman's terms, there is basically a ton of chemicals being released, lots of blood pumping, muscle contractions and heavy breathing -- pretty much sex in a nutshell. 

But hearing the specific science behind what happens during each phase will stimulate your brain, and turn on your curiousity to learn even more. 

Now, go off and pick up a science book. Or just go find your partner and have some fun. 

H/T BuzzFeed 

Cover image via Shutterstock / Realstock


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