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The Science of Orgasm

3.55  ·  Rating details ·  49 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
This fascinating and comprehensive book is the first to explore the complex biological process leading to orgasm. Here, sexuality researcher and nurse Beverly Whipple, coauthor of the international best-selling book The G Spot and Other Discoveries about Human Sexuality, joins neuroscientist Barry R. Komisaruk and endocrinologist Carlos Beyer-Flores to view orgasm through ...more
Hardcover, 376 pages
Published October 31st 2006 by Johns Hopkins University Press
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Dec 17, 2008 rated it really liked it
This book is fascinating, but (I must add the disclaimer) very very sciencey. A randomly selected excerpt: "When the axon is activated (i.e. carries an electrochemical impulse), the vesicles merge with the cell membrane of the axon terminal, open up to the outside of the neuron, and release their contents - hundreds of neurotransmitter molecules - into the synapse." I heart this kind of stuff, but it's only a sexy read to us nerds. Definitely worth a read if you're into the science behind the fu ...more
Tbuck Buck
Oct 27, 2009 rated it it was ok
So the title contained two words I'm interested in...I'm not sure I would mix them together...
Mar 05, 2009 rated it it was ok
from the library
Authors BR Komisaruk, Carlos Beyer-Flores, Beverly Whipple
From the cover:
BRK is a neuroscientist. CBF is a endocrinologist. Whipple is of course author of The G Spot...

right authors wrong book

fortunately they kept on researching and writing.

I heard on the news that they finally found that the Vegas nerve transmits sexual sensation and carries orgasm sensations in a non spinal nerve system.
So even the spinal cord injured can have orgasms.!!!!!
Dr. Ruth Neustifter
May 16, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sex-nerdery
I will update this at the end of the book, of course. However, this is a thick yet fascinating read thus far. Did you know that 3 different nerve sets are associated female orgasms? I'm curiously to get my hands on Dr. Whipple's cervical stimulator...
Lynette Nickleberry
Jul 28, 2013 rated it liked it
A lot of biology and biochemistry, but if you made it through high school science (maybe undergrad biology), you'll be alright.
Jan 03, 2013 rated it liked it
It is very technical. Good compilation of all the research on orgasm. I like the last chapter when it speculate about consciousness and its relation to orgasm. Nice.
Nov 17, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Highly technical, but quite readable, gives the reader a wonderful understanding of what is happening in the human body leading up to and at the point of orgasm.
Laura Szumowski
Jun 02, 2011 marked it as to-read
Excellent so far, very well researched.
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