Does sex bring Happiness?

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Does sex bring Happiness?

Postby FreeSpirit1983 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:23 pm

I'll hold my answer until we get some responses. Thanks!
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Re: Does sex bring Happiness?

Postby Ecmandu » Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:41 pm

Consensual sex can bring tremendous happiness.

That's why men are so pissed and women aren't
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Re: Does sex bring Happiness?

Postby anand_droog » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:50 am

Yes, every act of sex, from making out to orgasm, is involved with the throughput of non-Dopamine neurotransmitters, like Serotonin and more importantly Norepinephrine, which is causally linked to a qualitative type of happiness described as elation [1], euphoria etc. Besides, the act of sex and love (or rather, maybe i should say over here lust) may seem causally associated with increased throughput of the neurotransmitter Dopamine, which is also behind a lesser (quantitative) type of happiness more accurately referred to as "pleasure".

1: http://www.csun.edu/%7Evcpsy00h/students/happy.htm
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Re: Does sex bring Happiness?

Postby surreptitious57 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:56 am

True happiness cannot be maintained as it is only in the moment so the answer to the question is no
Contentment however can and that is not conditional on sex at all as I am both content and celibate
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Re: Does sex bring Happiness?

Postby Kriswest » Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:23 pm

Pleasure yes, happiness no. At least for the average human.
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Re: Does sex bring Happiness?

Postby humunculus » Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:32 pm

Not all by itself, but as part of a balanced life - work,fun, learning, friendship, athletics, aesthetics, dreaming, giving, +sex - yes.
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Re: Does sex bring Happiness?

Postby MagsJ » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:49 pm

Does sex bring Happiness?

To many, yes.
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Re: Does sex bring Happiness?

Postby A Shieldmaiden » Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:46 am

Kriswest wrote:

Pleasure yes, happiness no. At least for the average human.


Agree.
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Re: Does sex bring Happiness?

Postby Mr Reasonable » Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:12 am

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Re: Does sex bring Happiness?

Postby A Shieldmaiden » Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:34 am

Good observation.

On reflection what is the difference between pleasure and happiness?

None, right?

They dovetail, do they not?

Unless you see pleasure as a short term superficial category and happiness more long term and substantial.
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Re: Does sex bring Happiness?

Postby Kriswest » Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:23 am

Pleasure is short term, in the moment. Happiness is built from pleasure moments. Consider pleasure a brick and happiness the house built from bricks.
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Re: Does sex bring Happiness?

Postby anand_droog » Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:09 pm

A Shieldmaiden wrote:Good observation.

On reflection what is the difference between pleasure and happiness?

None, right?



May i correct you...

the term "Pleasure", as classically understood, is more linked to Dopamine, whose activity causes quantum bursts of pleasure
At least that's what the shrinks used to say. But they were wrong too, I find that it is a quantitative type of pleasure is what dopamine is linked to. As opposed to the other qualitative type of pleasure that we speak of next:
the term happiness, on the other hand, is similar to the term elation and is more linked to Norepinephrine (also look up "anandamide", which is a part of this Norepinephrine/endocannabinoid-anandamide complex, as one may call it)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anandamide
Do look up this link that I shared before: http://www.csun.edu/~vcpsy00h/students/happy.htm
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Re: Does sex bring Happiness?

Postby demoralized » Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:42 pm

Kriswest wrote:Pleasure is short term, in the moment. Happiness is built from pleasure moments. Consider pleasure a brick and happiness the house built from bricks.


So the path to happiness is lots and lots of sex? That's what I thought
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Re: Does sex bring Happiness?

Postby Kriswest » Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:11 pm

incorrect wrote:
Kriswest wrote:Pleasure is short term, in the moment. Happiness is built from pleasure moments. Consider pleasure a brick and happiness the house built from bricks.


So the path to happiness is lots and lots of sex? That's what I thought

I do think pleasure would stop at a certain point even for males.
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Re: Does sex bring Happiness?

Postby Ultimate Philosophy 1001 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:27 pm

Only when you are a hot lesbian.
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Re: Does sex bring Happiness?

Postby Ultimate Philosophy 1001 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:28 pm

Kriswest wrote:
incorrect wrote:
Kriswest wrote:Pleasure is short term, in the moment. Happiness is built from pleasure moments. Consider pleasure a brick and happiness the house built from bricks.


So the path to happiness is lots and lots of sex? That's what I thought

I do think pleasure would stop at a certain point even for males.


Females have more pleasure than male. Sex, for males, is mainly an ego boost more than anything else.

Except for the 50% of females that cant orgasm.
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Re: Does sex bring Happiness?

Postby humunculus » Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:57 am

Sex, for males, is mainly an ego boost more than anything else.

Then, they clearly not doing it right.
For men, as well as women, sex as part of an affectionate, trusting relationship, can be extremely rewarding.
Far beyond mere pleasure and well on the way to happiness.
Most healthy people don't portion out their activities, one to each interpersonal relationship: football with this friend, validation from that one,
playing chess with him, studying with her, jogging with this one, sex with that one....
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Re: Does sex bring Happiness?

Postby surreptitious57 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:56 pm

Ultimate Philosophy 1001 wrote:
Females have more pleasure than males

They certainly have the means to but whether they actually do is another matter
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Re: Does sex bring Happiness?

Postby A Shieldmaiden » Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:09 pm

Except for the 50% of females that cant orgasm.


Why is that?

Female genital mutilation?

Ignorance on the part of the female?

Inability of their male/female partner to bring them to orgasm?

50% seems a high number considering this function is inbuilt and natural and

Where did you get this number from?
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Re: Does sex bring Happiness?

Postby WendyDarling » Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:04 am

Loving, shared intimacy brings happiness in whatever form it comes.
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Re: Does sex bring Happiness?

Postby Kriswest » Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:07 am

Does any male here understand the intimacy of touching?
I will be bitchy, cranky, sweet, happy, kind, pain in the ass all at random times from now on. I am embracing my mentalpause until further notice. Viva lack of total control!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is not a test,,, this is my life right now. Have a good day and please buckle up for safety reasons,, All those in high chairs, go in the back of the room.
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Re: Does sex bring Happiness?

Postby mannikin » Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:14 am

A lot of men havent been touched much since birth..so how would they understand the intimacy of it?
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Re: Does sex bring Happiness?

Postby Kriswest » Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:25 am

Physical is just a small part of true intimacy. It has to do with trust and faith. A man that just wants sex will eventually be seen and felt unless the female is an abandoned female.
I will be bitchy, cranky, sweet, happy, kind, pain in the ass all at random times from now on. I am embracing my mentalpause until further notice. Viva lack of total control!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is not a test,,, this is my life right now. Have a good day and please buckle up for safety reasons,, All those in high chairs, go in the back of the room.
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Re: Does sex bring Happiness?

Postby James S Saint » Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:39 am

Kriswest wrote:Does any male here understand the intimacy of touching?

.. about the only question worth answering so far...
.. Yes.
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Re: Does sex bring Happiness?

Postby humunculus » Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:36 am

Kriswest wrote:Does any male here understand the intimacy of touching?

Of course. Why wouldn't they?
People don't love their male babies any less than their female babies - more, in some counries. Mothers don't pay less attention to their sons than their daughters - more, in many families. Children in homes, playgrounds and sports fields don't discriminate.
Americans touch one another as much as anyone else - more than many cultures. Boys get petted, groomed, hugged, soothed, bandaged, reassured, congratulated, nudged, wrestled and consoled as much as girls - possibly more. Boys and men touch one another in just as many, if not more, friendly, affectionate and competitive ways as girls and women. Boys and girls start touch each other in kindergarten and having sex in middle school, if popular literature is to be believed. By senior year in high-school, boyfriends and girlfriends are all over each other, in public.
And for the truly repulsive, there is always massage with a happy ending.
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