Music to Your Ears
Music is a part of our lives, either consciously or unconsciously. You might have the radio on as you drive around town, or have your phone’s playlist blasting in your earbuds during your commute. Music becomes the background noise, the soundtrack of our lives. And, science now tells us, it’s important for our love lives, as well.
An article on bustle.com says there’s scientific evidence that music can affect our love lives. “Music, whether it’s the tone or the song, does affect our brains, even when it comes to dating and sex,” the article states. “From getting us in the mood to altering how we perceive romantic interests, listening to music can have some crazy effects on our love lives.”
How, you may ask? Well, here’s an example: When you’re listening to music, the brain releases dopamine, the pleasure hormone, according to Robert Zatorre at Montreal Neurological Institute.
Also, music can boost sex drives, especially in men. Dr. Y. Mark Hong, a urologist, says men who have low testosterone and want to boost their sex drive should try listening to music—it CAN set the mood!
In addition, researchers from McGill University found that listening to certain kinds of stimulating music increases our signs of arousal. An article on goodmenproject.com says, “it looks like you can maximize your feel-good chemical release by listening to music while having sex — that is, by engaging in two major activities that cause dopamine release at the same time.”
Sounds like an idea for a new playlist, doesn’t it? If you haven’t updated your music in a while, this is a great reason to do so—it makes you feel better and can lead to better sex. So crank up the tunes and enjoy!