You Can Actually Have an Orgasm from Pooping

Today in holy shit.

BY KATE HAKALA

Keep on scarfing down those fiber bars and slurping up those Jamie Lee Curtis yogurts, because it turns out taking a huge dump may actually bring you to a euphoric state. And not just a you're-finally-home-after-making-three-subway-transfers-while-prairie-dogging-it state of bliss, but an actual orgasm. In a scientific breakthrough that might finally explain the unsettling existence of blumpkins, doctors have confirmed the existence of "poo-phoria." Dr. Anish Sheth, a gastroenterologist from Princeton University, says the cornerstone of such a state is taking a really, really huge crap.

When a bowel movement is big enough to distend the rectum, it can stimulate the vagus nerve, which can lead to orgasm or, at least, an orgasm-like feeling. (In the past, even women with spinal cord injuries have been able to come through vagus nerve stimulation.) Along with your curious shitgasm, you can experience a drop in heart rate and blood pressure and a decrease in blood flow to the brain. In his book, What's Your Poo Telling You?, Dr. Sheth explains, "To some it may feel like a religious experience, to others, like an orgasm." And for those who practice reading the Holy Bible on the can – both.

Poo-phoria might be another magic trick of the human body in its valiant effort to make basic necessary biological processes pleasurable. Because we all know Doritos and blowjobs would not be this fun if they didn't, in their own way, aid our survival. For the poo-gasm inclined, might I suggest a dinner of dried prunes, a flaxseed peach smoothie, some steamed broccoli, and a week-old burrito. 

[h/t Mirror]

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