Can Music Give You an Orgasm?

We’ve all experienced physiological responses to music. Goosebumps. Chills. Tears. An urge to dance and jump around. All of these responses are caused by dopamine, the body’s “feel good” hormone that gets produced every time we experience something pleasurable, ranging from hearing a great song to taking a hit of cocaine to having an orgasm. Our brains are literally wired for sex, drugs and rock’n’roll.

Scientists have been studying dopamine reactions to music for years. A current line of research involves people who have such and intense reaction to music that they’re said to be having “skin orgasms.” A subset of these folks will go even further, saying that certain music can bring on an actual sexual orgasm–or at least something very, very close to one..  You can read more at The Daily Mail.

Meanwhile, here’s a list of musical pieces used in the study that are said to have the greatest success on bringing on these intense “skin orgasms.” Be careful, okay?

1. Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto No 2

2. Adele – Someone Like You

3. Leonard Cohen – Hallelujah

4. Bach – Toccata in F Major

5. Celine Dion – My Heart Will Go On

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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