Hormones and Sex

By Larry Priest

To Explain Sexual Chemistry a Bit

Powerful brain chemicals are released during foreplay and orgasm. This is why it is important for wives to experience an orgasm as powerful as her husband’s. 


Vasopressin is one of the main hormones released in men during orgasm. It is a great sleep aid which allows men to fall asleep soon after having sex.

It also increases a man’s desire to bond with his wife and his children because he associates the feeling of satisfaction with his spouse and the family situation. It releases the desire to own, keep, defend and reign over them. 

Men get a certain feeling of satisfaction in knowing they have fixed something, built something, or conquered something. When a husband has brought his wife to complete orgasm, this feeling of accomplishment is released. Unfortunately, this is a missing piece of the puzzle in many marriages. 

Oxytocin plays a smaller part in men than in women but is still particularly important.

Women are more complex. 

Oxytocin, the hormone known as the love hormone, is closely related to vasopressin. It is an important hormone and more active in women. Touch releases this hormone and increases the desire for more touching. It is important for bonding and developing trust and long-term commitment with her husband. 

It also lowers blood pressure, improves digestion, reduces cortisol which is responsible for belly fat, brings relaxation and helps with better sleep because it comes from the hypothalamus of the brain, which regulates sleep and arousal. Also, oxytocin counters anxiety, depression and stress.

Dopamine is another important hormone because it causes a couple to be addicted to sex with each other, having an even greater effect on women than men. 

Dopamine triggers the reward signal of the brain, making one feel they have done something exciting and relevant. It makes us feel good, giving a sense of accomplishment and well-being. It gives the desire to repeat the activity which released it. There’s a close link between dopamine and how you experience pleasure.

Nearly all pleasurable experiences, from eating a good meal to having sex, involve the release of dopamine. Dysfunction of the dopamine system might also contribute to bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. More research is being conducted in this area. 

Serotonin is the key hormone that stabilizes our mood, feelings of well-being, and happiness. This hormone impacts your entire body. It enables brain cells and other nervous system cells to communicate with each other, including the nerves involved with our sexual parts. 

Serotonin also helps with sleeping, eating, and digestion.

Serotonin affects emotional processing, which can have significant effects on mood. While both dopamine and serotonin are found in your digestive system, serotonin plays a much larger role in digestion.

The nine essential amino acids, are largely supplied from animal based foods in the diet because the human body lacks the metabolic pathways required to synthesize these amino acids. 

Tryptophan enables the production of serotonin. 

Tryptophan is an amino acid that is important for the production of serotonin in the body. 

It is also key to brain function and has a role in healthy sleep.

Imbalances or insufficiency in amino acids can also affect the thyroid, and the immune system. Vegetarians must be very careful to get all the right foods to make up for not getting amino acids from animal based foods. All these things can affect moods, well-being, a healthy and satisfying sex life and the marriage. 

God’s design for sex is totally awesome. 

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