Your Sexy Brain Needs This Chemical: BDNF
BDNF is a very sexy brain chemical and Italian researchers have been chasing it's properties for a long time. at the University of Pisa. In one study Dr. Begliuomini and co-workers have shown that the levels of BDNF correlate with estrogen and progesterone through the menstrual cycle. And in work on menopausal women Dr. Cubeddu has shown that the BDNF decreases in menopause.
Ok, here are some gyno questions for those researchers: just how much foreplay do we need to get those chemicals going? And what types of sexual behavior gets the most receptors
activated over time? Can you draw blood levels of BDNF to find out just how sexy we are? My brain is working over time on this topic!
In related studies by the Italian groups the antidepressants work to increase the BDNF levels suggesting a way in which these medications work to improve moods and overall function in post menopausal women.