Have you ever wondered what really makes your body tick? We’ve done some research to provide you with an inside look at the Science of Sex: Arousal, Disgust, and Decision Making. Keep reading to learn more.

The Eyes Have It

Surprisingly, a key biological indicator of sexual interest and arousal is dilated pupils in the eyes. Pupil dilation is an automatic physiological response that happens whether you want it to or not. This response is not limited to one sex or the other. Dilated Pupils indicate arousal in both sexes.

In the case of preference when studied, it turns out that men perceive a woman with wider pupils as more desirable and feminine. In the reverse, while women perceive men who have slightly dilated pupils as more attractive and safe to have sex with. Men with widely dilated pupils may actually repel their potential partner by making her feel uncomfortable and that they have an intent to consume them. (Who knew?)

Sweaty Palms are another indicator of sexual desire that more commonly occur than males than females when they become sexually interested or aroused. While the palms of the hands are not the area of the body that you would expect to get wet when preparing to do the deed, there are a few key reasons for this.

The main reason that palms become sweaty is due to excitement and anticipation which activates the glands in the body that are responsible for the production of norepinephrine. Norepinephrine is the chemical in the brain that happens to control the sweat glands.

Sex is a Natural Stress Reliever (For Men)

Did you know that sex is a natural stress reliever..for men? Yes, you read it correctly. The act of having sex to orgasm actually stimulates the area of the brain called the amygdala that regulates aggression in males and slows it down. On the flip side, females remain in fight or flight mode during the sex act even though there is a release of endorphins for both sexes during orgasm.

Vibrators and The Science of Stimulation (For Women)

While some men may feel intimidated at the thought of introducing a busy buzzing companion into their sex play, others happily welcome the addition of a vibrator in the bedroom. The guys that are open to having their partner use a vibrator in the bedroom may have a better time in the bedroom.


The reason for this enhanced pleasure principle is that the female clitoris contains more than 8000 nerve endings that a vibrator can call to attention and guarantee that she will climax about 90% of the time. Based on what we’ve learned so far, using a vibrator in the bedroom goes a long way towards giving both of you the pleasure that you desire.

Ready, Set, Hump

Now that you’ve learned about some of the things that really make yours and your partner’s body tick, you can use this information to improve the quality of your sex life by making necessary adjustments based on your individual needs and preferences.

Happy Humping!