Monday, September 13, 2010

Sexual Health and Exercise pt.2: Serotonin and Dopamine

Healthy sexual energy through exercise is an important part of our daily lives from the endocrine system. Our bodies are made of cells that are the building blocks. We operate on a cellular level that holds information from our hormones, which is the messenger that uses cells to travel through the blood streams, even though the hormones travels as well, but it only effect the cells that are genetically programmed to receive and responds to the messages. Hormones can be influence by stress, sexual repressions, infections and detriment emotions. The glands also play important roles in sexual health. The glands are a group of cells that produce chemicals that secretes through out the bodies. The endocrine glands have 20 major hormones that are release in the bloodstreams to be transported by cells. Dang the cells are the business!!! The sex hormones are typical the culprit for major mishap correlated towards our health. There are two sex hormones I want to discuss are serotonin and dopamine. I called it the male and female energy duo, the neurotransmitters in the brain.

We are energetic people, period. Let’s say you sit down mediating or relaxed in your breathing. You will notice a slight intense feeling. This feeling will feel good. That’s your sexual energy the most potent energy that is powerful. This comes from your sexual organs. If you are aware and if you keep breathing you can feel your energy rising from your spine. This is called the Kundalini Energy. While you are in this state of being, if someone comes behind you and touch, that energy will become intensely commanding. At this moment you may want to have sex or be intimate with this person immediately. It’s a gratify feeling. This is human nature. I gave that example to demonstrate the divine quality of energy and the impact of your thoughts how it can translate into a negative or positive situation, because everything is stimulated from the genitals.

We are motivated people driven by force to want and need possessions. Dopamine is commonly associated with pleasure which is your motive systems, this where your emotions are stored in the hypothalamus, providing feeling of enjoyment and reinforcement to motivate a person proactively to perform certain activities. Dopamine is released by naturally rewarding experiences such as food, sex and use of certain drugs and neutral stimuli that become associated with them. Dopamine has many functions of the brain; the way the brain controls our movements. Exercise will help increase the levels of desire. When you exercise you are changing the shape of your body that will create a habit to reward the possibilities of your realities. This is a great motivational tool.

We are also emotional people, this is also true more so in women. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter in the brain. Serotonin is made from amino acids, called tryptophan. This hormone is about how you “feel”, if your serotonin becomes too low, you will become depress. Its importance into the bodily functions includes mood, sleeping abilities, metabolism, appetite and sexuality. Health issues as depression and obesity been linked to imbalance in serotonins levels. Women are prone to this more to develop some deficiencies because lost of sexual desire; being non-orgasmic; being competitive amongst men and women; suppressing your femininity and sensuality. In order for women to engross in her well-being, we need to fully develop a sensual, healthy lifestyle. This is what effect your estrogen level, as well. Serotonin deserve a topic by itself, it’s that powerful and the effectors that cause nervous breakdown, weight gains, a delinquency in sexual attitudes. Basically, you will be miserable. I’ll revisit this again in a future blog about, women and serotonins a very serious topic.

Ok, lest speak how it effect in the sexual relation. Both serotonins and dopamine plays a big role in our well-being. Relatively, the amounts of both hormones are distributed differently in men and women. Both sexes are carriers, but women have more dopamine than men and men have more serotonin than women.

Dopamines in women our emotions and feelings are more intensify during sexual arousal. We open our heart more becoming more sexually motivated. When we are sexually motivated we are more creative; more orgasmic; we will be more sensitive to a touch. The oxytocin, other sexual hormones, is release for bonding with our partner. We like to nurture our partner sexually; being attentive to his desired needs; receiving his love, caresses and sensual touches. These things allow you to become that “Sex Kitten”, or “Brazen Lover”. Dopamine helps women to identify themselves as feminine and boost up their serotonins feeling happy and satisfy.

Serotonin in men is stronger. It makes them more passionate; more control of their well-being; more courage to adventure; being a leader; more pleasing and willing to satisfy you, giving what you want willingly. But if the serotonin becomes too low, men will become impulsive and too aggressive the serotonins are imbalance. The dopamine will encourage men’s well-being to be beneficial for his lover and family.

You see, women need to be happy, satisfy, and loving to support a man’s health to provide her the best quality of life. We can not deny the complimentary between men and women. Sexual health is so important to maintain a strong, foundational relationship.

This is just a basic overview about sexual health. I’m just fascinated about how sex and exercise are relatable. This is a personal journey to learn and just sharing it to the world.

Be bless!!!!