Sex Makes Your Brain Grow
Mating triggers the development of new neurons in the smell center
of the brain..
"prolactin — production of which surges after sex and during pregnancy — prompts stem cells in the brain to produce new neurons in the brain's olfactory bulb. "
" It is well established that the sense of smell is crucial to mating and to rearing offspring, allowing both animals and insects to recognize their mates and progeny."
what does this mean for someone who lost their sense of smell during pregnancy and still hasn't gotten it back? ...yes, that would be me...
posted by Cyndy