Science of orgasm video

Mary Roach's TED Talk, "10 things you didn't know about orgasm," will have you scratching your, um, head, in amazement as you learn the particulars of pig-wanking, the delicate matter of explaining foreplay to royalty, and the business of measuring the human penis's muzzle-velocity.

Mary Roach: 10 things you didn't know about orgasm (via MeFi)


  1. No mention of Burt Reynolds having a two-year liaison with one of his hairpieces?

  2. Wow, she’s one hot geek. and i can’t believe i just watched a farmer masturbate a pig on a TED video. amazing.

  3. her books are brilliant! i always thought she would be a great guest at a party. the perfect mix of insight and playfulness… i’ve never seen video of her, she speaks/acts exactly the way you’d expect from her writing… her excitement about her obsessions is contagious.
    damn it, i love that woman!

  4. Brings to mind that scene in Clerks:

    It’s important to have a job that makes a difference, boys. That’s why I manually masturbate caged animals for artificial insemination.

  5. Fine but I’ve found quite a few of the TED talks a bit smug – e.g. here, of the 10 things you didn’t know about orgasms, (9) is “it’s hard to study them in a laboratory”, and (10) is “…but it sure is fun”. OK cute gag, but is 20% of her list…

  6. fun, but more of a funny aside than a list of things I really didn’t know and am now better able to live my life now that I know them. But perhaps I just consumed too many sex-tech-science blogs/books/movies and I’m kinda jaded. I didn’t get any “oooh, I had no idea about that” moments on this one.

  7. Hey Anonymous is right, we got cheated out of two items on that list! Gods know I *never* would have clicked through to a TED video entitled, ‘8 things you didn’t know about orgasm’…

  8. I do love Mary Roach’s books. This is the first time I’m seeing her speak, though. Just as amusing as one would expect.

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