Is the perfect playlist directly proportional to boosting your sex life? Neeti Jaychander finds out
When the Bard said, “If music be the food of love, play on,” little did he know how true the adage would hold for centuries to come. But it isn’t just Shakespeare who believed that music is one of the biggest aphrodisiacs. There’s a reason most songs are romantic or about love; movies are set around the theme, and lyrics have the ability to convey emotions that a person finds difficult to express. Researchers, scientists, and doctors have concluded that music can indeed boost your sex life.
Facts don’t lie
In a survey conducted by electronics company Sonos in February 2016, in association with neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin, a whopping 67 per cent of respondents claimed to have had better sex with suitable music. Levitin says that when couples listen to music together, their neurons fire up synchronously, releasing oxytocin—the love hormone. He adds, “Listening to new music activates the novelty detectors in our brains, and modulates levels of dopamine, the feel-good hormone.” Interestingly, dopamine is released both, while listening to music and having sex. In addition, in his research findings as a doctoral student, Frank Diaz, assistant professor of music education at the University of Oregon, said music also releases serotonin, yet another neurotransmitter that helps regulate mood.
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