Sleeping with someone can drudge up all sorts of actions and feelings you may not have even known you had — and that's because a lot goes on in your brain and your body that you might not even be aware of. There are a number of weird effects of sex on the brain, and knowing what these are can help you better understand why you feel the way you feel with someone. Not everyone reacts the same way after sex, but experts say there are certain hormones that are released and parts of the brain that are activated for most people when they get involved sexually with someone.
"Everything we do is connected to the brain," Shadeen Francis, MFT, a marriage and family therapist specializing in sex therapy, tells Bustle. "If we were to see ourselves as an organization, each system would be a network of interconnected systems and the brain would be the headquarters. It controls, reacts, and lays the framework for all of our functions: movement, thought, personality, sensation, emotion, etc. So pleasure doesn't really happen on the body, it happens in the brain! Our brains are our primary sex organ."
Here are seven weird things experts say happen to your brain after intimacy that you probably didn't know about.