Your body is making a powerful drug
Sex is way better than drugs, and I consider a dominant/submissive relationship the absolute ultimate way of making love. More about that later. And the body makes it’s own drugs given the right amount of pain: endorphins. Endorphins are small neuropeptides that are produced by the body and act to reduce pain—hence, the name endorphin (a shortened version of endogenous morphine). The term “enkephalin” (meaning literally “in the head”) is also applied to endorphins, but usually refers to smaller molecules that have pain-relieving properties.
Increasing pain mix with pleasure until pleasure takes over. Pain and pleasure become one, my loved one described it. I don’t like pain very much – a wimp I think – but I’ve seen it many times. You just have to pay attention to your partner, and that is something that comes naturally. There are at least 20 different kinds of endorphins, and one kind, beta-endorphins, are stronger than morphine. So we are talking heavy stuff, here.
Endorphins are produced as a response to certain stimuli, especially stress, fear or pain. They originate in various parts of your body — the pituitary gland, your spinal cord and throughout other parts of your brain and nervous system — and interact mainly with receptors in cells found in regions of the brain responsible for blocking pain and controlling emotion.
|Pain or pleasure?
I remember a movie, don’t know the title anymore, and these two gentleman placed a bet. I bet you can’t see the difference in a face of a woman when she is having an orgasm or when she cries out in pain. They can only see the head of the two girls. One is fucked, the other one is whipped. The one that was fucked got a head start. I remember the guy saying “pleasure takes longer than pain”. And after a while the camera shows us the two faces. “I can’t see the difference.”, he said. Strange how these scenes are etched in your mind.
Adrenaline and Endophins
OK, I read a lot about an endorphin rush and also of a adrenaline rush. Now I’m at it, I want to go to the bottom of this pain/pleasure thing.
Adrenaline is a hormone and is a “fight or flight” hormone which is released from the adrenal glands when danger threatens or in an emergency. When secreted into the bloodstream, it rapidly prepares the body for action in emergency situations. The hormone boosts the supply of oxygen and glucose to the brain and muscles, while suppressing other non-emergency bodily processes (digestion in particular).
Ah, endorphins are released as a result of the pain, adrenaline can be released by simply the prospect of pain, or humiliation or whatever triggers you.
I do hope someone will enter “subspace” with the letter S. I am so looking forward to that post.
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