Have you ever had sex so good that you saw God the moment of climax and were momentarily transported up to heaven to hear the angels sing? Well, turns out that even pretty bland sex can make you feel the warm embrace of sweet baby Jesus, and it’s all thanks to our hormones. Three cheers for biology!
According to new research from Duke University, sex is basically a religious experience, due to the rush of hormones induced by sticking your penis in a woman. And the star hormone in this instance? Oxytocin, of course!
Oxytocin, a.k.a. the love hormone, is the good stuff responsible for the warm and fuzzy feeling you get after a stellar lay, and it turns out that same hormone can also make you feel spiritual and downright religious. Basically, you have sex, and then you suddenly feel closer to God. Sex = portal to the divine.
For example, if your special lady friend sits on your dick juuust right and gets the oxytocin flowing real good, you will see the light. You may even mutter a husky “Aw Jesussss” under your breath.
In the study, which was published in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, a group of men were given either a dose of oxytocin, or a placebo. The men who got the oxytocin reported feeling a heck of a lot more spiritual than those who only got placebo pills, including participants who weren’t even religious to begin with.
“Spirituality and meditation have each been linked to health and well-being in previous research,” lead author Patty Van Cappellen told Duke Today. “We were interested in understanding biological factors that may enhance those spiritual experiences. Oxytocin appears to be part of the way our bodies support spiritual beliefs.”
And you know what else oxytocin is good for? Romantic attachment, childbirth, and helping people with irritable bowel syndrome poop more efficiently. Oxytocin really does it all.
Anyway, the moral of the story is that sex is something so spectacular, it's divine. It's supernal. Celestial. Godly. Sex is amazing and will enlighten you. Amen.
H/T: NY Daily News