Watching porn seems like an activity that would stimulate your brain, doesn't it? But new research says that looking at erotic films may actually make a part of the brain that processes visual stimuli be less active
The brain can either be anxious or aroused, Gert Holstege, a researcher and uroneurologist at the University of Groningen Medical Center in the Netherlands says, but it can't be both. During orgasm, he found activity in brain regions associated with anxiety plummets. He says that may also explain why women who have high levels of anxiety often have low sexual desire.
It makes sense. If you're using your eyes to scan for visual signs for danger, you rarely feel sexually aroused. To Holstege, the results of his research suggest that when the brain is focusing on sexual arousal it calms the part of the brain that processes the visuals in porn. And that's more important to female arousal. Read more about the story on Huffington Post.com.