Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Pleasure and Pain

Scientists have identified the specific nerve fibres in the skin that transmit pleasure messages.

This is something different, because for years, they have been investigating what produces the sensation of pain, and how nerves convey that information to the brain.

It seems that, in order for a sensation to be recognized as pleasurable, the skin must be stroked at just the right speed. Too fast or too slow and the pleasure response doesn't happen.

I suppose the same could be said of the stroking that produces pain. Strokes that are too fast (yikes!) or too slow (yawn...) don't produce the same effect as strokes that are just the right number of seconds apart (yum).

Read the whole article here.

From Hermione's Heart


Fabsterrant said...

AhHa so that explains it. The pic was good also. Less scientific but lustfully purposefull.

Scincerely, fab

dwcmike said...

Hermione: You are definitely putting too much pressure on Ron, to achieve the perfect spanking. But then again, practice does make perfect! Enjoy the practice, remembering it's not the final destination, but the journey to it that makes life so interesting.


Oh! yes speed counts. Too fast is definitely bad

Hermione said...

Fab - I wonder what sort of mints she was advertising.

Mike - I apply no pressure whatsoever. That's his job!

Prefectdt - Slow is always better than fast, but I'll take either.


Spanky said...


OK, now I'm jealous that you continually find such great and relevant pictures to post! I don't know how you do it, but I'll keep coming back for more. Great job!

Hugs, Spanky

Mina said...

That advert is for mints? Too funny. Sex sells..even kinky sex or perhaps more so. Yum either way, I like mints as well.

Though I agree there is the ideal or optimal way to do something for maximum enjoyment, I also think that changes with mood.


Scunge said...

Altoid Mints to be exact!

ronnie said...

Good post Hermione.

I'll take, fast or slow, don't mind one bit :)


Hermione said...

Spanky - It's just luck, mostly. I type keywords into Google Images until I find something appropriate for my topic.

Mina - Yes, I'd have to agree with you about mood.

Kate - Altoids are my favourite. Of course, I'm an alto, so that may explain it.

Ronnie - Me too. A spanking is always welcome, at any speed.


Scunge said...

I'm an alto as well with the ability to sing tenor as well! Only Altoids I can't have are Wintergreen because I am allergic to Wintergreen! Love when the advertisers sort of "get it"!


Tiggs said...

Fast or slow, hard or easy, long or short, it's all the same if you've got the right headspace. But yes, the hormones sure do have a LOT to do with every aspect of it all! Blessed little creatures that they are!

Hermione said...

Kate - I'm becoming more of a tenor too, as I 'mature'. The days of hitting those high notes are long gone!

Tiggs - Yes, hormones play too big a role sometimes.