The Prefrontal Cortex Response During Sex
Monitoring brain response and genital organ response when sexually stimulated can help scientists and medical professionals understand the multilayered and often complex mechanisms of the orgasm, while also helping to better understand and advantageously diagnosis erectile dysfunction.
A study published by the Journal of The International Society for Sexual Medicine used near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) to record brain activity and hemodynamics (of or relating to the flow of blood within the organs and tissues of the body) in the genital organ during sexual arousal. NIRS is a dependable tool that can successful measure penile hemodynamics.
This particular study found that most men had a normal delay between brain and genital response when sexually aroused. This delay helps categorize the normalcy of preliminary brain response and secondary genital response. Once sexual arousal is initiated in the brain, it successfully manifests in the genitals. According to the study, this is a normal physiological response. If a prolonged response (time delay) between brain response and genital response happens it could indicate a neurological disorder.
Why is this important?
It is critical for clinicians to distinguish the cause of erectile dysfunction: whether ED is a cause of psychological or organic issues. Such psychological disorders that can cause ED are depression, stress, or anxiety. Such physical diseases that can affect erectile dysfunctionality are cardiovascular disorders, diabetes, and sclerosis. Understanding what contributes to one’s ED can significantly help diagnosis.
Erectile dysfunction can have a serious negative effect on one’s life. Improving the quality of your sexual life can reshape and renew your overall happiness, self esteem, and confidence in bed. Sexual arousal is a complex bodily function that involves numerous deep brain and cortical structures. Seeking the right medical professional to help you understand your body and its’ response to sexual health is paramount to helping you achieve positive results. Dr. Elist is a medical professional specializing in urology, specifically in impotency, male sexual dysfunction, and infertility. His established technologies and expertise has made him one of the leading doctors within the male sexual health field.