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SexCult: Self-Medication

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Because love and sex don’t come from a bartender, dealer or pharmacy (unless you’re banging the bartender, dealer or pharmacist) we often don’t give their chemical powers the fearsome credit we give to drugs we can see. But they do trigger chemicals and those chemicals wield a crazy amount of power.



Response from Dr. Philip Paris
The message here is clear. The brain has a hard time distinguishing one pleasure from another. The same areas of the brain react when we get high on drugs – or get high on love. I do not know how often it may happen, but it certainly is possible to go from one source of pleasure to another when the first source disappears. When love is lost, the pleasures of drugs may serve as a substitute.