Monday, 19 June 2017

What's happening in your brain when you get spanked during sex?

Well to be honest it's not something I've ever really thought about but YourTango has, and they've come up with answers which include endorphins being released (I knew that), cortisol level being raised (didn't know that) and loads of other stuff I probably didn't want to know like a 'Strupes Test' which has been used to assess neuropsychological damage to a brain before and after a scene and apparently subs come out adversely affected whereas Dom's do not.


They also opined that subs are preconditioned, in a similar way to that 'Pavlov's Dog' thingy where the dog would start salivating every time a bell was rung because he associated it with getting food. I expect that must be why I, on occasions, salivate in different way when I get a firm indicator that a spanking is in the offing:)


Anyway it's an amusing read. But why do they only mention being spanked during sex? Do they mean literally during coitus or are they generalising the word sex. I must email them because I have hardly ever been spanked 'during' so I want to know what's happening to my brain! Or maybe I don't want the scientific stuff on second thoughts, I know what happens down there because it's very physical and I know what happens up top because it provokes all sorts of emotions, mostly exciting ones, which don't seem too damaging to me. It's my backside that gets the damage:)

Have a good week.



Roz said...

Hi Ronnie, interesting, and I love the graphics. Hmm, I knew about the endorphin release and not really sure if I want to know more about the science behind our reaction to spanking either. We just know that it works :)


lindy thomas said...

Hi Ronnie, very interesting. I also knew about the endorphins, not sure I want to know more though. Just that its a turn on if done right. *wink wink

Hugs Lindy xx

Hermione said...

I never thought about it before, but I "salivate" in that way when spanking is mentioned. A great article!


Anonymous said...

Relief, what I've wanted and needed, both sexually and not. A wife who insures I feel the spanking. I think of myself as a naughty little boy and Mommy is spanking her naughty little boy. It is all I dreamed of and more, but it took a special woman to show me this kind of love and that is what a spanking is, your wife showing that she truly loves you and wants the best for you. Sam

Red said...

interesting summary. Men get erections, and women salivate (in the vagina?? would it not be better to say get moist)! We all enjoy the thoughts and the experience of being spanked, and our partners get similar reactions when being in charge and giving the spanking.

bottoms up

Leigh Smith said...

I knew about the endorphins and the cortisol, but as for the other I agree with you and Hermione about the salivating.

Minelle Labraun said...

Cortisol? Isn't that bad?
I'm not crazy about 'that' science!
Love this Ronnie!

ronnie said...

Roz - Think I would agree. Thanks.

Lindy - As long as it's working for you who cares about the science behind it. Thanks.

Hermione - I hadn't either. Thanks.

Sam - I'm happy you have found that special lady who loves and takes care of your needs. Thank you.

Red - Glad you found it interesting. Thanks.

SG - I thought I would like to know about the science behind it but then though no. It works for us that's all I care abut:) Thanks.

Minelle - Not sure but the article says - having more cortisol in your system is not necessarily a bad thing — especially not when we're talking about subspace. Yes interesting. Thanks.