Tuesday, February 12, 2008

dopehead Thursday approaches!

I think some of you fiends out there will recognize the bootychemicals!
In honor of Valentines Day lets explore the three phases of THE disease (love)

* Information gathered from BBC News

The first phase of love is LUST.
Lust is driven by the sex hormones testosterone and estrogen. Testosterone is not confined only to men. It has also been shown to play a major role in the sex drive of women.

Ok, so if this is true, we should not be so uptight about the meet and snug.
You now what i mean.
Like "ohhhh we shouldn't mess around until we've reeeeally gotten to know eachother."
Because I'm pretty sure your chemmies say, "Hey kids, it's only natch!"

The second phase of love is ATTRACTION.
This is the truly love-struck phase. When people fall in love they can think of nothing else. They might even lose their appetite and need less sleep, preferring to spend hours at a time daydreaming about their new lover.

In the attraction stage, a group of neuro-transmitters called 'monoamines' play an important role:

Dopamine - Also activated by cocaine and nicotine

Norepinephrine - Otherwise known as adrenalin. Starts us sweating and gets the heart racing

Serotonin - One of love's most important chemicals and one that may actually send us temporarily insane

I think if i was a dj, I would be called DJ Seratonin Maximus.
I also think it's weird to associate coke and cigarettes to attraction.
Coke and cigarettes make me want to talk in a dim room and act like a hamster wearing eyeliner.
Meaning not attractive. nothing attractive about it. The hampster with eyeliner thing is nonsensical from the outside but in my mind it makes perfect sense. Like burrowed away with stimulants and dark holes for eyeballs.

Also, sex and sweating for me totally mix, but I don't know if that is something anyone else is into admitting.
Don't lie to yourself.

This is what takes over after the attraction stage, if a relationship is going to last. People couldn't possibly stay in the attraction stage forever, otherwise they'd never get any work done!

Attachment is a longer lasting commitment and is the bond that keeps couples together when they go on to have children. Important in this stage are two hormones released by the nervous system, which are thought to play a role in social attachments:

Oxytocin - This is released by the hypothalamus gland during child birth and also helps the breast express milk. It helps cement the strong bond between mother and child. It is also released by both sexes during orgasm and it is thought that it promotes bonding when adults are intimate. The theory goes that the more sex a couple has, the deeper their bond becomes

Vasopressin - Another important chemical in the long-term commitment stage. It is an important controller of the kidney and the assists in the bond of the long term relationship

Is it just me, or does this seem to be all about sex?
I think maybe part of it has to do with the fact that it's gathered from BBC News and Europeans are weird hornballs.
So basically, if you are not having orgasms with someone, its not gonna work out. You can't spew oxycontin or whatever. Good LORD, imagine if we produced oxycontin from sexual peakage. The entire midwest would be doing it all day and night, jarring up their orgasm powers and tripping out. Junkies!!
But it's not oxycontin,its oxytocin and thats good enough for me.
I hope it really does release during childbirth because an orgasm would definitely help the sitch when youre trying to wedge a human out of a little hole like that.

Being in love is so lovely sometimes, I really want to be.

That was my serious self testing the waters to see if she can come out. But I think not.

Ew, Valentines.

Aw. Valentines.

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