We are all familiar with our body’s physical reaction when we orgasm and now thanks to shows like Masters of Sex, we’ve all become ‘masters’ of the science behind it all.

 

But we were mesmerised when we saw this video from a group of scientists who captured what happens to our brains when we climax.

 

Researchers from Rutgers University in New Jersey recorded the brains reaction to an orgasm and the results are pretty cool.

 

If you’re anything like us you would have been just a little curious about how they recorded this information.

 

Well, scientists found a bunch of female volunteers who were willing to masturbate while having their brain activity recorded inside a functional magnetic resonance imaging (FMRI) scanner.

 

We know, highly erotic.

 

 

Scientists recorded as the brain activity went from dull colours and calm movements to, well, an explosion.

 

Barry Komisaruk was the lead researcher on the study and he told IFL Science about the importance of research like this.

 

"It turned out to be the world's first evidence of where orgasms occur in women's brains.”

 

 

Scientists had previously believed that our brain reacted to an orgasm because of the signals sent from the spinal cord but this research revealed that the ‘explosion’ is caused by the vagus nerve which leads directly to the pelvis.

 

And while it might not sound sexy, the video is definitely interesting.

 

 

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