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Quantum physics and orgasms are two of the most complex phenomena in the world. Understanding the main principles of quantum physics will deepen your orgasmic experience. Curious? Read on...
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What Quantum Physics and Orgasms Have in Common: The Surprising Science of Pleasure

September 11, 2022

Ever have a brain-gasm from contemplating subatomic particles? I have, and it turns out I'm not alone. One of the earliest documented cases is when Archimedes had a brain-gasm and jumped out of the bath running down the street yelling "Eureka!" Many physicists report experiencing a "eureka" moment during their work in which they feel a deep sense of pleasure and connection to the universe.

What is it about quantum physics that can lead to such an intense experience of pleasure? Part of it may have to do with the fact that quantum physics is all about understanding the fundamental nature of reality itself. In a sense, it's like getting a glimpse of the ultimate orgasmic experience: an all-encompassing feeling of oneness with the universe.

In order to experience this oneness, it requires one to surrender and relinquish control. This is similar to the way one needs to let go in order to experience an orgasm. In both cases, it's about letting go of the ego and allowing yourself to be swept up in something bigger than yourself.

In order to understand quantum physics, we have to let go of our preconceived notions about how the world works and be open to new ways of thinking. This can be a challenge for many people, myself included. But when we let go of our mental constructs and allow ourselves to experience the true nature of reality, it can be a deeply rewarding experience.

When it comes to orgasm, we also have to let go of our thoughts and our thinking mind so that we can be fully present in the moment and experience the pleasure that is available to us. When we do this, we can connect with our partner on a much deeper level and create an even more intense experience of ecstasy.

But it's not just the surrender to the unknown that ties quantum physics and orgasms together, it's much deeper than that.

As a young child, I always thought that Newtonian physics was the be-all and end-all of science. It was only until I learned about quantum mechanics that I realized that Newtonian physics was actually just a simplified model of reality. Newtonian physics tells us that objects are solid and unchanging, but quantum mechanics shows us that even the most mundane objects are actually made up of vast numbers of particles that are constantly in flux.

This has some pretty surprising implications for our everyday lives. For example, it means that the solid ground we walk on is actually a bunch of mostly space and fast moving subatomic particles, and that the objects around us are constantly changing. But perhaps the most mind-blowing implication of quantum mechanics is that it suggests that reality itself may not be as stable as we think it is. In fact, some physicists believe that at its most fundamental level, reality is actually in a state of constant flux, with no permanent structures or entities.

This may all seem pretty strange and confusing and completely unrelated to orgasms, but bear with me, because it actually is relevant. You see, most people are focused on their physical body (the "solid" structure) rather than observing and enjoying the fluidity and constantly changing state of their body via their nervous system.

Orgasms start and end in our brain and nervous system and our nervous system is a quantum phenomena.

You may have learned that the nervous system works like electricity. Well, that's kind of true but mostly not. The brain and nervous system is a complex system that works both on a linear physical model (Newtonian and cellular) as well as a quantum level (information carried on light instantaneously via quantum entanglement).

So what does all this mean? We humans are still governed by the laws of quantum mechanics because our physical body structures must adhere to the rules of quantum physics. And what does quantum physics have to do with pleasure? It turns out, quite a lot. In recent years, scientists have begun to explore the role of quantum physics in the experience of pleasure. And what they are finding is that, on a very basic level, pleasure is a quantum phenomenon.

Pleasure is, quite literally, the fundamental building block of our universe. This article isn't a deep dive into quantum physics and mechanics, but if you were to investigate the Penrose–Hameroff theory of “orchestrated objective reduction (Orch OR)” and do a deep dive into quantum computing (which if you do and want to talk, hit me up cuz I'd love to discuss this with some peeps) you would understand how life evolved on a quantum level in a way that every biological system seeks to minimize its energy state. In other words, systems naturally move towards states of pleasure and away from states of pain.

This principle can be seen in everything from the way water flows downhill to the way our bodies heal themselves after an injury. And it also explains why we experience pleasure when we do things like eat, have sex, or listen to music.

So how does this all work on a quantum level? It turns out that pleasure is linked to something called "quantum entanglement." Quantum entanglement is a phenomenon in which particles become linked together, even if they are separated by vast distances.

This means that when we experience pleasure, our bodies are actually becoming entangled with the source of that pleasure. And this process happens on a very fundamental level – at the level of atoms and molecules.

So what does this all mean for our understanding of pleasure? Quite simply, it means that pleasure is a deeply interconnected phenomenon. When we experience pleasure, we are literally connected to the source of that pleasure on a quantum level. It means that pleasure is not just something that happens to us – it is something that we create. And it also means that when we experience pleasure, we are actually changing the fabric of reality.

So the next time you have an orgasm, remember that you are doing more than just feeling good – you are literally reshaping the universe.

Wendy is a trauma-informed orgasm coach that specializes in helping women take ownership of their sexual pleasure through simple practices that are backed up by neuroscience and physiology.

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