The Science of Orgasm (Google eBook)

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JHU Press, Apr 1, 2008 - Science - 376 pages
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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 the lenses of behavioral neuroscience along with cognitive and physiological sciences.

The authors explain how and why orgasms happen, why they fail to happen, and what brain and body events are put into play at the moment of orgasm. No topic is left unexplored, as the book describes the genital-brain connection, how the brain produces orgasms, how aging affects orgasm, and the effects of prescription medication, street drugs, hormones, disorders, and diseases.

Covering every type of sexual peak experience in women and men from intense to phantom—this informative and entertaining work illuminates the hows, whats, and wherefores of orgasm.

  

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Review: The Science of Orgasm

User Review  - Olga - Goodreads

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. Read full review

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User Review  - Laura Szumowski - Goodreads

Excellent so far, very well researched. Read full review

Contents

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Page 5 - Feels like tension building up until you think it can't build up any more, then release. The orgasm is both the highest point of tension and the release almost at the same time. Also feeling contractions in the genitals. Tingling all over.
Page v - You do drugs, alcohol, you party, you get ready for high school. You go to grade school, you become a kid, you play, you have no responsibilities, you become a little baby, you go back into the womb, you spend your last nine months floating ... you finish off as an orgasm.
Page 326 - Effect of buspirone on sexual dysfunction in depressed patients treated with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.

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About the author (2008)

Barry R. Komisaruk is a professor of psychology at Rutgers University. Carlos Beyer-Flores is head of the Laboratorio Tlaxcala in Mexico. Beverly Whipple is Professor Emerita at the College of Nursing, Rutgers University.

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