Love is not just a vague condition of the soul or a topic of debate among philosophers and poets. Love has powerful, tangible effects on the physical body as well. Love and attraction can affect every part of the body, and sexual activity only further heightens the phenomenon.
In honor of Valentine’s Day, we delved into the physical mechanics of love and sex and examined how they can affect the brain, heart and sexual organs. The brain
Love and sex cause a firestorm of neurological reactions in the brain that ripple throughout the body. When people experience amorous feelings, key parts of the brain light up and feel-good chemicals such as dopamine, adrenaline, oxytocin and norepinephrine are released.
Love also can increase blood flow to the “pleasure center” of the brain, which can increase feelings of euphoria and suppress impulses.