When I look at the amazing description of the Universe created by science, I find that it is anything but meaningless

Neurons in the brain of a mouse. Confocal microscope image by Hermes Solenzol

Meaning and ethics


The science and safety of using ginger in sadomasochism and Dominance/submission

Kinktober 2020–22 — Punished by RopeBunnyDani, DeviantArt

Who would enjoy figging?


The benefits and challenges of post-menopausal sex

My wife Lilith at age 52. Photo by the author.

“To many women the menopause marks the end of their useful life. They see as the onset of the end, the beginning of old age. They may be right. Having outlived their ovaries, they may have outlived their usefulness as human beings. The remaining years may just be marking time until they follow their glands into oblivion.” Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask), by David Reuben, MD


Having sex as you age helps you to stay healthy and to enjoy life

The author climbing in Joshua Tree, March 2021


Monogamous people want to know

Plain rainbow by happyare, DeviantArt
  • One partner has a higher libido than the other. Having sex with a third person satisfies the higher libido partner without forcing the other partner to have unwanted sex.
  • Similarly, one partner has kinks that the other one doesn’t. …


How new ideas about love from polyamory break toxic beliefs and can benefit monogamous people

Photo by cottonbro, Pexels

Polyamory is about love, not about sex


When her secrets are finally discovered, she gets a good dose of her own kinks

Spanking For Sneaking Out by GreenImp666, DeviantArt


Why some animals deserve to be treated better than others

Fleas by Twokinds, DeviantArt

What is Speciesism?


What happens in the skin, the nerves and the brain during a spanking, and how it can help you improve your experience

Bakugo spanking Liz, by CherryS-12, DeviantArt

Does a spanking produce pain or just sensation?


You are in the army and you are ordered to take part in a coup. What would you do?

Antonio Tejero and his policemen taking over the Spanish Congress. Source The Guardian.

A chess game that I never got to finish

The entire government, the Senate, and the Parliament was taken hostage. The country was effectively decapitated.

Hermes Solenzol

UCLA professor. Neuroscientist doing research on pain. Writes about science, philosophy, politics and kinky sex. https://sexsciencespirit.blogspot.com/

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