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Study says the brain can't tell difference between lust and love.
Trey Songz says sex isn't better than love, but this new study insists that it's about the same.
Jim Pfaus, a professor of psychology at Concordia University in Montreal, has studied sex and libido for over a decade and says that the same regions of the brain that control love also control sex, as well.
His study says:
"Love and sexual desire both activate the striatum, showing a continuum from sexual desire to love. Each feeling impacts a different area of the striatum. Sexual desire activates the ventral striatum, the brain’s reward system. When someone enjoys a great dessert or an orgasm, it’s the ventral striatum that flickers with life. Love sparks activity in the dorsal striatum, which is associated with drug addiction."
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In laymen's terms, some people don't know if they are actually in love or just "Feenin'."
“You don’t make a connection that love is a drug; it acts just like drug addiction," says Pfaus. "Anyone who has had someone break up with them feels like a drug addict in withdrawal. You end up getting cravings.”
Pfaus goes on to say that in one part of the brain love and sexual desires overlap and can't be separated.