This is a guest post by Erika McLean.
Why do people kneel and let other people order them about and hit them with things? It’s perhaps the most common thing I get asked when people find out my sexual interests. Why, why, why? There are volumes of things written about this but, being as I’m a hard science kind of girl I thought I might share the part of my theory of BDSM causes cascades of hormones and neurotransmitters that saturate the brain and bring with them extraordinary highs and lows of emotion and sensation. Adrenaline, Oxytocin, Testosterone, and Endorphins – chemical Masters of the brain, we are at thy mercy.
Lots of people are adrenaline junkies. It’s why people skydive, or race cars, or participates in any activity that consistently puts them in harm’s way. Adrenaline is a major part of the sympathetic nervous system, aka your Fight or Flight instinct. The simulated danger and potential for bodily harm in BDSM biology party though. Hand in hand come Testosterone, Oxytocin, and Endorphins to round out the experience. Look for further articles about these hormones in other parts of Hormone Junkies.
Erika McLean of SnugglySubWear.com graduated from Husson University. She lives in Maine with her Dom husband, three kids and pets.