The Sexy Science Behind Blindfolds
It's no secret that wearing a blindfold in the bedroom is hot. It puts your partner in control and adds an element of surprise to foreplay. Why is this little piece of black fabric so tantalizing? Blindfolds are a turn-on thanks to the science of our sexiest organ: the brain.
Our brains are constantly processing visual information. When your partner slides a blindfold over your eyes, the part of your brain that processes images is shut down. As the brain rewires itself to maximize any unused processing power, your remaining senses take a front seat to orient the body to its surroundings. In sex speak, this means everything you taste, smell, hear, or touch is amplified once the lights go out. If the science isn't enough to convince you, the endless sexy scenarios will. When your partner slides an ice cube across your skin, or gives you a massage with scented oil, try wearing a blindfold. Your favorite parts of foreplay will come to life as millions of receptors on your skin ignite with every touch.
Cutting the lights is the equivalent of tickling your brain's erogenous zones. Dopamine, a neurotransmitter that floods the brain with pleasure, is released as you anticipate your partner's next move. Without the ability to see, the brain is constantly trying to predict where you'll be touched next. The anticipation of touch mixed with all those feel-good chemicals primes your body for intensified sensation. If you're looking for a quick fix to turn up the heat in the sack, slip on a blindfold and tap into your brain's primal instincts for pleasure.
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