Serotonin: Neuroscience and Biology of Fetishes


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Researches found that SSRIs decrease arousal towards fetishes, while not having as much of an impact on normal desires.

An SSRI is a drug that increases the amount of serotonin in the brain.

Serotonin is a chemical in the brain which is released according to your perception of the availability of resources. In smaller mammals, this means food, water, and shelter. In humans, it means much more; social success, quality of potential mates, and essentially how ‘good enough’ you feel.

Social success increases serotonin. And feeling ‘good enough’ (good enough to meet your needs, survive, and reproduce,) is also linked to high serotonin.

Social FAILURE is something that LOWERS serotonin. Having subconscious inadequacy (the pain of not being good enough to meet your needs, survive, and reproduce) is also linked to low serotonin.

Why do we care about serotonin? Remember, SSRIs decrease fetishes. This means that there’s a link between serotonin and your fetish. Different researches have also found a correlation between fetishes and other low-serotonin states, such as depression, anxiety, and OCD. So there are many links between serotonin and fetishes.

The point is this: you may have low serotonin, and that may be part of the cause of your fetish.

Subconscious inadequacy – the cause of the cuckold fetish, as well as many other fetishes – causes low serotonin, and is caused by low serotonin.

Serotonin is basically a piece of a very big puzzle, where many things are interconnected. Increasing your serotonin levels is one angle from which to tackle your fetish. To understand the full puzzle, check out my online course.

Boost your serotonin by:

  • ‘Fake it till you make it’:
    • Stand up straight with your shoulders back
    • ‘Keep your chin up’
    • Smile, laugh
    • Positive thinking – to start the upwards spiral
  • Exercise (particularly aerobic), and a healthy diet
  • Daily bright light
  • Meditation and other stress-removers
  • Improving your social life – that’s the big one.
    • Improving your feelings toward your social life – stop perceiving rejection where there isn’t any, build yourself up, treat yourself like a great person.

Get your social needs met: A sense of belonging, being part of a community, being accepted, being liked, being seen, being understood.

Start feeling good enough. Interpret situations positively. Force yourself to be an optimist.

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