10 Things You Didn’t Know About Orgasm

I found this video pretty entertaining… It’s a presentation author Mary Roach, gave at TED in 2009 about the 10 things you didn’t know about orgasms.

With topics ranging from the weird to humorous it’s definitely worth watching!

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mustapha

Thank you Jason
The video is very instructive

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Marie

I found it interesting that the clitoris of a pig is inside the vagina. I googled for some other animals and found that this is also true for dogs. Monkeys and apes have their clitoris at the base of the vagina.

These positions of the clitoris make orgasm easier for the female animal. So I am puzzling – why is the human female clitoris so far away from the vagina, so far that a normal penis can not contact it during standard intercourse. This ill positioning of the clitoris creates a very high incidence of non-orgasmic sexual intercourse for women (without the know-how of Jason’s programs).

I am assuming that there was some evolutionary advantage to the human species satisfied by the female being mostly non-orgasmic for procreation.

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Logan

Mary Roach is really interesting to listen to. Her book called BONK is a fascinating read too. She presents with humor and without shame which is great.

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DENNIS

Mary is Very Entertaining in laying Out Facts That All Humans Should Know.
You Can’t Get Around the Fact That Humans are Very Sexual Beings.
This World Would Be a Better Place if Men and Women Would Cater to The Others Needs Before Themselves… Especially Men… Since Women Take Longer to Attain The Mental State of Arousal!

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Frank

I LIKE THE VEDIO IT WAS FUNNY! NEED TO BE LONGER, MORE INFO. THANKS.

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CK

Regarding the “up-suck” theory: I remember watching a documentary a few years ago on Discovery Channel or maybe TLC (I can’t remember which channel) and they had studied the science of orgasm. They used MRIs and other technology to show exactly what happens to both the male and female at that moment. The imaging showed that the woman doesn’t “suck up” the semen, but instead, the contractions in her uterus caused her cervix to be repeatedly dipped into the small pool of semen that’s there if the man climaxes first. I thought it was completely fascinating!

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Brenda

Very interesting. I’m in the medical field, raised on a farm and love to read. This showed true studies and included humor in a great way. Loved it and I have to get that book to read.

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Erica

It’s humorous, entertaining and educational..

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Ben

This may help get rid of the taboo about this topic, but I have to say it was a bit inane. How useful is it for us to know how pigs have an orgasm, or if monkey’s faces show it.

Some of the videos on this site are really useful. This isn’t one of them.

She does a nice job presenting, but just about anybody could put a bunch of random facts together about orgasms and get a crowd to giggle about them.

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Jason Julius

I found it all very interesting…

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