Why Such a Gnarly Ride?


 


THE BRAIN

NEUROCHEMICAL BRAIN WAVES   HEMISPHERES
= THE ULTIMATE ORGASM

   

NEUROCHEMICAL

  • The brain is an endocrine organ which secretes neurochemicals that influence our feelings including SEXUAL AROUSAL
  • ENDORPHINS work as the body’s pain relievers “NATURAL OPIATES.” Drugs such as morphine, heroine and cocaine are classic endorphin-releasing substances, which CREATE A FEELING OF INTENSE ELATION
  • Endorphins are produced by the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus during exercise, excitement, laughter, ORGASM…and FLOATING! *Sexual stimulation may be more pleasurable while floating, because more endorphin molecules are released into the brain
  • This elated feeling can last up to twelve hours for some people, putting flotation up there with the most pleasurable experiences a person can have. Research indicates that FLOATING MAY INCREASE THE SECRETION OF ENDORPHINS while at the same time REDUCING STRESS related neurochemicals: Adrenaline, ACTH, Cortisol and others.

A HEIGHTENED, PROLONGED SENSATION MAY BE OBTAINED VIA
SEXUAL STIMULATION WHILE AFLOAT

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BRAIN WAVES

  • Different Types of Brain Waves: Delta – Deep Sleep Alpha – Awake Focus Inward Beta – Awake Focused Outward THETA – DREAMING & INTUITIVE STATE
  • Theta waves are accompanied by vivid memories, free association, sudden insights, creative inspiration, a FEELING OF WELL BEING, SERENITY and oneness with the universe
  • Research* indicates that FLOATING INCREASES PRODUCTION OF THETA WAVES. Floaters quickly enter the theta state while remaining awake, consciously aware of all the vivid imagery and creative thoughts that pass through their minds

FLOATING CAN PROVIDE A UNIQUE MEDIUM TO FACILITATE
PEAK SEXUAL EXPERIENCES

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HEMISPHERES 

Scientific evidence suggests we tend to have orgasms with the right side of our brain.  During climax, brain activity switches from both sides of the brain to one side, usually the right hemisphere. FLOATING turns off the external stimuli, plunges us into literal and figurative darkness – then suddenly the entire universe of stars and galaxies is spread out before our eyes. Or as brain researcher Dr. Thomas Budzynski of the University of Colorado put it, “In a flotation environment, the right hemisphere comes out and says, WHOOPEE.”

– Michael Hutchinson, Author, The Book of Floating

Additional Resources:

Michael Hutchinson – The Book of Floating
Department of Psychology, Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden
Neuroendocrinologist, Turner/Fine (*Medical College of Ohio, Department of Psychiatry)