Twitter Facebook Instagram Google+ Tumblr YouTube E-Mail WhatsApp Sign In Check Close snapchat
Search
Exit Clear
Playboy Advisor Playboy Advisor

Advisor: Can Staring at a Blue Surface Increase Orgasm Intensity?

Advisor: Can Staring at a Blue Surface Increase Orgasm Intensity?: JLT

JLT

I’ve seen this “fact” all over the internet but no research or references to back it up: “Due to the angle at which the optic nerve enters the brain, staring at a blue surface during sex greatly increases the intensity of orgasms.” Should I paint my bedroom blue?B.B., Seneca Falls, New York

Only if she wants it blue. It’s puzzling that this fallacy involves a color usually associated with calmness—sea and sky and all that. Three types of cones in the retina at the back of the eye detect color (red, green or blue) in light long before the optic nerve enters the brain. If anything, given that red has been associated with dominance (one study found people bid more aggressively on eBay when the background is red instead of blue or gray), you’d think the color of love would have gotten credit. Blue makes us think of blue balls, the opposite of orgasm.


This question is from the SEPT 2013 issue of Playboy. To read more from the Advisor column, click here.

For answers to reasonable questions relating to food and drink, fashion and taste, and sex and dating, write the Playboy Advisor, 9346 Civic Center Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90210, or email advisor@playboy.com. The most interesting and pertinent questions will be presented in these pages each month.


More From Playboy Advisor See all Playboy Advisor

Playboy Social