Re: Tragedy and Boredom was Re: Why just simulation? (fwd)

From: Robert Coyote (
Date: Mon Mar 19 2001 - 09:51:46 MST

Anyone happen to know what neurotransmiters are responsible for
"intensifying" orgasm?

I understand vasopressin is involved

Jim Fehlinger <> writes:

> When I took the tricyclic antidepressant imipramine (Tofranil) for a
> some 20 years ago, I was struck by the similarity of the drug's effect
> on emotional response to the side effect it has of blunting orgasm.
> In both cases, it changes the "spike" into a mild "swell" :->
> Emotionally, you have the impression of **watching** yourself
> feel things, rather than feeling them directly.

Sounds very much like a high serotonin level. Serotonin seems to
dampen emotions, especially the "sharp" highs and lows. There is a
fine line between serenity and being blunted.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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