Saturday, July 31, 2010

Sex, the Brain Booster

Meows! Frisky and fabulous Felines... finally, the Kougaress got to sample one of her volunteer-growing Plucky tomatoes... she couldn’t tell how ripe the cherry-sized tomatoes were... well, because she didn’t know what kind of tomato species it was exactly... since she planted several different varieties last year that were different colors... but my, omy! Delicious is not the word... yum, yum, yum! And, there’s more. Hopefully, they’ll ripen soon. And, here’s hoping some seed will get saved for next year.

KitKats, you could have guessed this science-based info was true... but, having sex is a brain booster... give a glimpse to the article below... this Big Cat can already hear it... husbands, significant others and boyfriends will be saying something along the lines of... you want me to work smarter, honey... you gotta give me some sugar tonight... okay, insert your own appropriate dialogue here...

Wow, those bears are really getting their brave groove on lately... going for joy rides in cars... enjoying the hot tub experience... dodging the law by escaping out a window... dining on fruit, then grabbing a teddy bear on the way out... and now, the Kougaress just heard a story about a woman in New Mexico, who was staying with her neighbor because their was a bear in her house and no one from her local control agency had shown up yet to evict the big furry critter.

Authoress news and mews ~

The Kougar is blogging at ROMANCE WRITERS BEHAVING BADLY ~ Here’s the opening ~

Sinful Saturday ~ BRANDED BY THE TEXANS ~ New *Sextreme* Release

After authoring eight erotic romance novels, this is the first one rated: Sextreme. Is that sinful enough for this Saturday?

I certainly hope so!

I didn’t start out with that particular goal in my mind when I began writing Branded. However, it is a menage, starring Kylie and her three Texans, Dillon, Dono and Dash. And, holy moly, did the heroine and her heroes take over my keyboard...their wants, their needs...sexually, emotionally and passionately.

Too Much Of A Good Thing...
By Serena Shay

Here we are at Friday again. Yay!

Any big plans out there for the weekend?

So as I was writing Branwen's thoughts, it dawned on how much I enjoy writing descriptive scenes. Using a variety of words to make clear the pictures in my mind and letting those words roll over my tongue.

Not tonight, dear. I have a headache.

We all have our arsenal of excuses for those times when we’re just not in the mood to get it on. “I’m too tired.” “I have to get up early in the morning.” “It’s that time of the month.” “I just don’t feel like it.”
Featured at Jolie Cain’s blog ~ ~

Thirteen Crazy Laws

1. In Bozeman, Montana, a law prohibits all sexual activity from the front yard of a home after sundown.
Here’s an informative article with one-liner potential ~ Wanna boost your brain for that history exam, babe?

Sex Boosts Brain Growth, Study Suggests
Charles Q. Choi
LiveScience Contributor – Wed Jul 28, 11:48 am ET

Sex apparently can help the brain grow, according to new findings in rats.

Sexually active rodents also seemed less anxious than virgins, Princeton scientists discovered.

Past findings had shown that stressful, unpleasant events could stifle brain cell growth in adults. To see if pleasant albeit stressful experiences could have the opposite effect, researchers studied the effects of sex in rats.

Scientists played matchmaker by giving adult male rats access to sexually receptive females either once daily for two weeks or just once in two weeks. They also measured blood levels of stress hormones known as glucocorticoids, which researchers suspected might lie behind the detrimental effects that unpleasant experiences have on the brain.

When compared with male virgins, both groups of sexually active rats had cell proliferation, or an increase in the number of neurons, in the hippocampus, a part of the brain linked with memory whose cells are especially sensitive to unpleasant experiences. The rats that had more sex also had adult brain cells grow, as well as a rise in the number of connections between brain cells.

However, the rodents that only saw females once in two weeks had elevated levels of stress hormones, while the rats that had regular access showed no increase in the hormones. Sexually experienced rodents also proved less anxious than virgins, in that they were quicker to chomp down on food in unfamiliar environs.

These findings suggest that while stress hormones can be detrimental to the brain, these effects can be overridden if whatever experiences triggered them were pleasant.
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On July 29, Mars moves into Libra for a brief but potent stay until September 14. It is being said in the astrology world that this is going to be period of revolutionary changes. These changes may be personal, relationship-oriented, or community-based, it may affect nations and even have global significance, but whatever is about to occur will probably be rather memorable or one for the history books.

Mars moves into Libra and promptly runs into a highly strung, rather disruptive, not to say explosive opposition to Uranus on July 30 and a teeth-gritting, impatient, accident prone conjunction to Saturn on July 31. Tempers will flare, plans will get chopped and change with everyone going in opposite directions.

The mood out in the world will be insecure. Playing it cool will be crucial. However tempting it might be, this is not the time to over-react to provocation. If you are confident within yourself, whatever is happening around you will just bounce off. Focus your energy on what can be done right away. Also, be aware that Mars in Libra gets especially annoyed about unfairness and injustice. So if feel you are being treated unfairly or see others in that position, you'll be out there arguing the case to right the wrongs.

Once we survive the early days of August, we will be asked to arrive at decisions by being objective, balanced and listening to both sides of an argument before making judgements. Mars can be rather brash and tactless but it mellows in Libra to become co-operative and more refined. So there'll be a greater understanding of the need for compromise to keep relationships running along smoothly. Resolutions and solutions should be arrived at through diplomacy and communication. Be assertive but not aggressive.

Now ~ FIRST! just for the big cool cats ~ from the Flash Cat...

Happy Courtship on another Earth

X-Serial Flash in Two Hundred ~ Sylva and Zeke’s story continues...

Part 579 ~

Sylva tried to choke back her tears, but soon yielded to the flood, then to the sobs shaking her body. Somewhere during the storm of her weeping, she realized Zeke was okay. Before her mind’s eye, she witnessed the closure of the blackhole portal. For several moments, it looked like a giant sewing needle had stitched the dimensional wound closed... as if black thread had been used on pewter gray material. She watched evidence of the portal vanish, everything except a slender, nearly translucent strip. “A scar,” she whispered. A second later, Sylva knew the leftover anomaly affected this Earth.

Zeke frowned, and figured his brow knit together like the tight weave of his mother’s sweaters. “The damn bad news,” he repeated. “We got a new problem. That godforsaken hole closed, but didn’t return to dang normal. Did it?” He heard Benjamin step closer.”Yep, right as springtime rain. It’s altering the matrix of our Earth, slight as can be, but it could turn out to be devastatin’ decades down the road.” Zeke listened to his dad’s approach. “From what I gather, studying those panel results, it’s leaking the energy from our Earth.” Benjamin whipped around, fast as a riled badger.
Part 1 - 15 ~ see blog ~ January 15th Cometh, then Part 15... and before...
Part 16 ~ 578 ~ see the Kougar’s prior bloggies... or the Passionate Ink forum, the FREE READS page ~ ~ OR! Now available on The Romance Studio Forum, JANUARY 2009 through JUNE 2010 flashes ~ ~ Click on the FORUMS, then Savanna Kougar ~ the Fantasy Lair ~


This is the LAST thing... one of them anyway, that this Big Cat ever wanted to be and do during her lifetime, be the bearer of bad news... not merely bad news... living-in-a-horror-movie news.

No, she wanted to be a BEARER OF GOOD NEWS, or news about the constant uplifting of us ALL. Instead, the government establishments in our precious world have become so mind-blowingly corrupt, so evil in their actions that moi feels a duty to let as many of her darling Big Cats know as possible.

These action/plans were begun decades and decades ago... read the novels, 1984 by George Orwell and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. These works of fiction are written by men who were on the ‘inside’ and wanted to expose the diabolical plans of the psychopath elite.

One set of plans is the incremental poisoning of our food and water. If you dare, if you can stomach it, pun intended... check out the vids at ~ ~ to quote:

People the world over, but especially in the United States are under chemical attack. Deadly and dangerous toxins ranging from Aspartame to Fluoride, GMO, Mercury-tainting, pesticides, cross-species chimeras, plastic compounds in chicken, high fructose corn syrup, cloned meat, rBGH and new aggressive GM species of salmon have all entered into our diets and environments– whether we want it or not.


Wish Upon on a Blue Moon New Year...
May your most romantic dreams come true...

Brain boost smooches from the Kougar...


Serena Shay said...

Oooh, sex equals brain power... Now that I can wrap myself around! ;)

Yay on the tomatos! Cherry tomatos are great on salads. :)

Jolie Cain said...

I love all that sex/brain stuff. lol! What about gay rats, though? lol!

Savanna Kougar said...

Serena, they are yummy on salads! When I was able to grow lots of them many years ago, I also liked 'em right off the vine, sun-ripened, and so did my doggies.

Savanna Kougar said...

Jolie, it is fascinating, isn't it? ...How key having sex is to overall health, mental, physical, emotional... hmmmm, I imagine if they'd tested gay rats, as long as they got their little rat rocks off, I suppose the results would be the same.