Science of orgasm

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22 Responses to “Science of orgasm”

  1. ZippySpincycle says:

    #9: Well, you see, they actually used a Heavy PET scanner…

  2. Master of Space and Time says:

    Do meditation before sex to increase your Orgasm !

    Find the point before the orgasm and stay there with your partner the longest time as possible !

  3. Bren says:

    “At the moment of orgasm, women do not have any emotional feelings.”

    Right. They have them right after.

    On the other hand, men are probably exactly the opposite. ;-)

    (I know, I know. Cheap joke.)

  4. Kyle Armbruster says:

    Blah blah blah!

  5. Supercheeks says:

    Spot on! This explains a lot.

  6. Antinous says:

    Maybe the orgasms would have scanned differently if they let the women stimulate their own clitorises…

    My first thought was: what if they were lesbians, what if they were alone, what about vaginal orgasms, what about anal orgasms, what about thoughtgasms? I’d be interested to know what the PET scan would show for both men and women in a bunch of different scenarios.

  7. Difference Engineer says:

    I first read the subject as “Science Orgasm,” which seemed like a likely BB post.

  8. Sputnik says:

    Achieving orgasm in a PET scanner? There’s a perversion for everybody, I guess.

  9. Garconniere says:

    yeah, i feel you on that one sputnik. that’s gotta be a lot of work. i wonder if they can dim the lights in that thing, or how if they have a specific roomier more accomodating PET scanner for these sorts of “scientific” experiments…

  10. The Unusual Suspect says:

    If this PET scanner’s a-rockin’… never mind.

  11. gATO says:

    “But when a woman reached orgasm, something unexpected happened: much of her brain went silent.”

    talk about the “little death”, huh?

  12. Euryale says:

    I’m reading a book on this subject right now. Well, sort of on this subject. It’s more about the history of scientific study of sex. (Bonk by Mary Roach, for the curious. It’s interesting, but so far not as amusing as her last two.) I’ve learned a little bit, but mostly I’ve just come to the conclusion that people who participate in these sorts of studies are much more secure in themselves than I am. Also, less claustrophobic.

  13. Hasemotion says:

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  14. scottfree says:

    This could lead to some odd dirty talk: The things I would do to your left lateral oribitofrontal cortex. Baby, you won’t need you amygdala tonight; tonight is your night.

  15. Lauren O says:

    Maybe the orgasms would have scanned differently if they let the women stimulate their own clitorises…

  16. buddy66 says:

    #17: Yeah, cheap … but true.

  17. fencesitter says:

    Okay, I wouldn’t call it “fringe,” but it is interesting that in this day and age (though, I guess it was in 2005), they resorted to using the older and poorer resolution PET imaging instead of fMRI.

    It might be interesting to follow up with fMRI.

    And no one has mentioned that they finally got around to investigating female orgasm when the male orgasm was already well established?

  18. Elorin says:

    “At the moment of orgasm, women do not have any emotional feelings.”
    I beg to differ….

    Although, might be nice to test claims of orgasm on command. First stimulate to orgasm in the MRI. Record results. On a separate day, be ordered to orgasm in the MRI. Record results. Compare.

  19. buddy66 says:

    “At the moment of orgasm, women do not have any emotional feelings.”

    Oh, I thought it was just me.

  20. buddy66 says:

    “At the moment of orgasm, women do not have any emotional feelings.”

    As contrasted to those who are faking it.

  21. trr says:

    Is Scientific American going the way of New Scientist now?

  22. mikelotus says:

    How do you give a woman an orgasm? Who cares!

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