The Sensuality Deception, Balancing Hormones and the Noggin

As I had my morning coffee, the "Dear Abby" column captured my eye. A reader wrote in with a dating predicament and ended her letter with that often-heard stereotype that "Women utilize sex to get love, and males use love to get sex." This is a great summation of the "Sex Trap."

The Sex Trap is comparable to the Love Trap, where singles translate good sex as love. Those who fall into the Sex Trap go even further since for these singles, having sex carries tremendous meaning and effects.

Songs fall into the Sex Trap in one (or both) of two methods:

A.they believe sex is a necessary test of compatibility, (if the sex is great then the relationship will ready as well).

B.more frequently, all awareness goes out the window, and one or both previously level-headed singles consider themselves a dedicated couple as soon as they make love.
So, instead of taking a look at whether this other person might be a match on levels aside from physical destination-- such as long-lasting requirements, needs, and wants-- they are blind-sided by the chemistry under the covers.

No doubt, it can be challenging to correspond with reality when all those hormonal agents are running wild. Our body responds to someone we are brought in to by producing hormones such as PEA or phenylethylamine (natural amphetamine), dopamine and norepinephrine (natural state of mind enhancers), and testosterone (increases libido), which makes the opportunity to make love with someone we are drawn in to extremely tough to resist. After orgasm, we produce oxytocin (which acts on the hypothalamus to produce emotions), which makes us feel extremely close to and bonded with our sex partner.

These chemical responses are uncontrolled and strong , causing effective sensations of destination, enjoyment, nearness, wellness, and love .

However when issues emerge, those who fall under the Sex Trap often rationalize by thinking, "Well, we've got problems, however the sex is terrific!" They more than likely wouldn't admit it, however they prioritize physical intimacy and relate to the rest as optional. Their main searching tools are sexual destination and physical compatibility.

Barry North, an RCI coach who works primarily with gay males, says that a number of his clients have actually fallen into the Sex Trap.

" For gay males particularly in cities, sex is readily available, which in itself is a trap," North says. "In addition, the culture, with its focus on physical appearance, encourages sexual activity. Numerous gay males wish to discover out from the beginning if a prospective partner is going to be sexually compatible. Why waste your time if the sex isn't really going to ready?".

Nonetheless, North adds, "I believe this is a ' person' thing rather than a 'gay' thing.".
I do wish to explain that chemistry is essential. Chemistry is a provided that we can't manage in a relationship; it is either there or not there, and it should be there for the partnership to work. If not there, we cannot "make" chemistry occur, though in some cases it can grow read with time.

When the hormone-induced intoxication wears off and truth hits, Singles who pursue a relationship based upon sexual chemistry danger relationship failure.

To prevent the Sex Trap, you must stabilize your heart (and hormonal agents) with your head. This implies integrating chemistry with typical sense. While good sex is necessary for a sustainable relationship, you require to make your partner options by paying full attention to your vision, worths, requirements, and objectives -- while feeling all those exciting triggers!

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