How Orgasms Shut Down Our Brains

By Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg

In their latest short video, web series ASAP Science explains what happens to your mind and body during sex. Images from MRI scans reveal that while orgasms have a similar impact on brain activity in men and women, the effects are more pronounced in women because their orgasms tend to last longer. Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown, who produce the videos, talk about the making of the series in an interview with the Atlantic Video channel here.

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http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/09/how-orgasms-shut-down-our-brains/262568/