Orgasms Make Women 'Invincible'
Nervous systems shut down, making it harder to feel pain
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff | Suggested by GoldenGatsby
Posted Nov 8, 2010 4:10 PM CST
Orgasms make it harder for women to feel pain, a new study shows.   (Shutter Stock)

(Newser) – Orgasms are nice—so nice that, for women at least, they kinda make you invincible. Neuroscientists studied women pleasuring themselves while in MRI body scanners, to see what happens inside the brain during orgasm. They found that 30 different parts of the brain light up with pleasure so strong that the nervous system begins to shut down—making it more difficult for a woman to feel pain, the Sun reports.

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Nov 13, 2010 10:36 AM CST
The comments on this article have seriously cracked me up.
Nov 9, 2010 8:00 AM CST
This was taken from the second user grid story I wrote, suprised Newser didn't just stick my copy on the front page as they're so similar :( Anyway the only point this copy fails to mention was pointed out by 'SaraSara' below. After the success of this study the neuroscientists are planning to carry out similar studies with men.
Nov 9, 2010 7:21 AM CST
i think i just got stabbed in the eye with a rusty nail but i don't feel anything.