What am I making my brain do to my body?
July 3, 2008 7:43 AM Subscribe
Can someone tell me what I am doing in my brain to cause this sensation in my body? Am I a monk?
posted by anonymous to science & nature (20 answers total) 63 users marked this as a favorite
I am a 23 year old male in very good shape, and ever since I was in middle school I have been able to perform the following body hack. (I am posting this anon because several of my friends read Meta and I wish to keep these details a secret from the public.)
If my body is perfectly still (whether sitting in class or laying down), I can intensely focus on a part of my brain (it feels like the rear top side of my brain), and immediately flood my body with either a chemical or nervous sensation that gives an incredibly pleasurable feeling. It's sort of like the sensation one feels before reaching orgasm. I feel the sensation start in my head and quickly work its way down to my legs until my entire body feels the same way.
This sensation is especially strong in my knees, legs, groin area, and chest. Usually I cannot sustain this for over 10 consecutive seconds - it's almost like my brain gets fatigued at keeping this up. I discovered about 8 months ago that I can increase my heart rate by doing this, and If I hold my breath while doing this I can cause a pronounced 1-2 beat in my heart I can feel in my chest. I can actually speed up time it takes to get an erection by doing this brain hack by focusing the "sensation" on my groin area.
Also for what it's worth when I was 17 or so, I remember actually reaching full orgasm by doing this with no manual assistance whatsoever when i was laying in bed one night. I have not been able to replicate that scenario since that one time.
I really want to figure out what this condition is called or what I am actually doing to my body. Anyone have any sources, ideas, or comments?