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What Actually Happens to Your Brain and Body During Sex? (Video)

August 15, 2018 by Justin Lehmiller

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Why does sex tend to feel good? In order to answer this question, we need to step back and look at what our brains and bodies are doing during sexual activity. In the video below, our friends over at ASAP Science provide a handy summary of the changes that occur.

In addition to exploring genital changes in both men and women, they explore what happens in the brain, including how the release of specific hormones and neurotransmitters shape our sexual experience. Check out the video below to learn more.

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Dr. Justin Lehmiller
Founder & Owner of Sex and Psychology

Dr. Justin Lehmiller is a social psychologist and Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute. He runs the Sex and Psychology blog and podcast and is author of the popular book Tell Me What You Want. Dr. Lehmiller is an award-winning educator, and a prolific researcher who has published more than 50 academic works.

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