There are several of these neurotransmitters involved in the conditioning of our behaviors. But the three dominant ones that control sexuality and orgasm are: dopamine, prolactin and oxytocin. The fourth factor that comes into play is the concentration of these three hormones, especially dopamine.
Let's now explain the role of these three hormonal players, as well as the effects on our body.
Dopamine is the hormone that causes the feeling of pleasure when doing certain activities. For example, sexual excitement, good food, sports, gambling or shopping. Taking drugs can increase the level of dopamine in the brain's reward center.
A high level of dopamine is experienced by the brain as pleasure; and the higher the level, the more intense the pleasure. The intense pleasure of orgasm is the result of a sudden flow of dopamine secreted into the "reward center" of our brain.
PROLACTIN, the satiety hormone
So to speak, it is a kind of brake on the level and duration of the effect of dopamine and oxytocin. Its level remains stable in the brain except after a sudden rush of dopamine and oxytocin. Like, during an orgasm. The high level remains in the brain for one to two weeks, effectively inhibiting male libido.
OCYTOCIN, the cuddling hormone
When its level is high, it produces the pleasure of the feeling of love and connection between two beings, of closeness, devotion and protection. It is the first factor in the constitution of a couple. A flash of oxytocin is produced during the orgasm and is responsible for the feeling of love. In less than an hour this level is largely below the level at the beginning of the sexual excitement. In women, this level decreases more slowly, reaching its normal level in a few hours without ever falling below this level.
In addition to orgasm, the other way to raise oxytocin levels is through touching and caressing. Not necessarily in a sexual way, just the simple fact of holding hands will raise the level in women and men. When the oxytocin level is reduced to normal or below, despite the impression of a reduced feeling of affection, the memory of this feeling persists. It is this memory that provides the basis for a long-term relationship and overcomes the rising and falling tide of dopamine and prolactin levels.
The fourth factor that comes into play is the concentration level of hormone receptors. In particular those of dopamine. Let's take the example of a man who masturbates often. When he ejaculates, his brain is flooded with an important secretion of dopamine which gives him that feeling of pleasure and relief. However, the receptors develop a tolerance, a "numb" response to pleasure. So, the same flash of dopamine is no longer perceived with the same satisfaction. Consequently, a masturbation addict will need to masturbate more frequently to feel the same pleasure. On the other hand, a man who has less frequent orgasms will feel greater pleasure. This is because he will have a comparatively higher concentration of hormone receptors.
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