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Female Sexual Arousal: Genital Anatomy and Orgasm in Intercourse
24 Types Of Orgasms & How To Try Each One
But a study published Monday shows that as mammals developed from solitary creatures to societal ones, ovulation became more automatic, and both the orgasm and the clitoris lost their reproductive roles. In some mammals, sex stimulates hormone release and is required for ovulation. Somewhere along the way, intercourse became divorced from that biochemical windfall. But when? And how? The new study, published in the Journal of Experimental Zoology, took a look at the lineage of the human female orgasm, tracing it back to a similar biological response earlier female mammals have when they have sex. Since Aristotle, researchers have looked for the biological and functional purposes of the female orgasm.
The Truth About Orgasms
Kelly Gonsalves is a sex educator, relationship coach, and journalist. She received her journalism degree from Northwestern University, and her writings on sex, relationships, identity, and wellness have appeared at The Cut, Vice, Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and elsewhere. Maybe you've experienced an orgasm that felt different in some way from your other ones.
How, for example, can they explain the fact that some men and women who are paralyzed and numb below the waist are able to have orgasms? And how on Earth to explain the case of the amputee who felt his orgasms centered in that missing foot? No one -- no sexologist, no neuroscientist -- really knows. For a subject with so many armchair experts, the human orgasm is remarkably mysterious. In an orgasm orchestra, the genitalia may be the instruments, but the central nervous system is the conductor.