“Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll,” A Scientific Fact

“Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll,” A Scientific Fact

Needing every atom of your anatomy
Necessity is placed upon me knowing you are the source of my serendipity
Dipping in and out of me stroking more than my consciousness

Subconsciously I find myself rewinding our love scenes
In my daydreams
Seeing that face you make when you’re making me cum
And it makes me want you right there and then

Thinking of you in inappropriate places I get
Tingling sensations in private locations where I wish to be caught between a rock and your hard place

As wetness develops my legs begin to open and my spot turns to a backdraft and all I want you to do is extinguish it
You know my body like the back of your hands
And touch me and send me into ecstasy

My thighs quiver in anticipation of deep penetration which gets me high
Body rising
Make-up melting
Pulling my hair and
Scratching my back
I get a temporary case of tourettes because all I can say are four letter words in a four octave-range screaming your name

– “Billingual” (Dirty Mix) ,  ft. Taina , Jose Nunez

“I find that danceable music with a heavy downbeat can be erotic because I think it triggers the more primal aspect of our sexuality, harkening back to the days when our ancient ancestors danced around fires to tribal drumming. The repetition of the beat in certain dance music, as well as its vibration as experienced inside our bodies definitely are huge factors. Arabic music also can be very sensual. Again, the drumbeats have something to do with it. But the meandering, sort-of slithery melodies performed on the ney flute also can be totally hot.” – Cassandra K.

Once again proving how we are all more alike than not, scientific test results from a Canadian study found a link to the opioids in the human brain being tickled and teased by music. As Shakespeare’s Duke Orsino says in Twelfth Night, “If music be the food of love, play on,/ Give me excess of it; that surfeiting,/ The appetite may sicken, and so die,” we seem to be ever in need of musical stimulus, be it from rap, rock or country. In fact, humankind has been and continues to be so very affected by this stimulus that our culture has evolved around the playing of and listening to music.

According to researchers, the human brain responds to music via a two-step process. The first ‘phase’ is anticipatory; we anxiously await the stimulus that a pleasurable tune gives us, and dopamine is released into our system from that waiting. The second phase is what science terms ‘consummatory;’ our opioids kick in as we digest the stimulus, music in this case.

Dr Daniel Levitin, a neuroscientist at McGill University in Canada as well as a musician and record producer, said: “The impressions our participants shared with us after the experiment were fascinating.

How all this was determined during the study was, a test group of men and women were given the drug naltrexone, to ‘block their brains’ chemical compounds in the 2nd phase of the two-step process. Blocking those opioids halts the human brains’ pleasure centers, and when music was introduced into the test, the participants experienced a decrease in interest and pleasure from what they were hearing. The ‘blocked’ participants no longer responded as they usually would in normal listening, or even positively at all. Lack of facial movements was noted, as were brain scans initiated, with even one participant claiming that their favorite song wasn’t even moving them as much as it usually did.

Given this connection with opioid release, opioids that certainly are tickled by other, often more dangerous stimuli like gambling and drugs, the “sex, drugs and rock’n’roll” connection might not just be a witty turn of phrase.

“If music be the food of love, play on.”

– R.G. with Dr. Victoria

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