Neuroscientists have shown that orgasm causes activation of pleasure areas of the brain like the ventral tegmental area while deactivating areas involved with self-control.And these patterns of activation in men are strikingly similar to what researchers see in the brain of individuals using heroin or cocaine.
When I open the Grindr app on my smartphone, I see there’s a 26-year-old man with tanned abs just 200 feet away.
He’s called “looking4now,” and his profile explains that he wants sex at his place as soon as possible.
As a gay psychiatrist who studies gender and sexuality, I’m thrilled with the huge strides we’ve made over the past decade to bring gay relationships into the mainstream.
The Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right.
Grindr, intentionally or not, also leverages a psychological concept called variable ratio reinforcement, in which rewards for clicking come at unpredictable intervals.