Thursday, June 10, 2010
HOLD ON, I’M COMING!
Here at Doc40 we are militantly pro-science, but there are times when science really doesn’t help and causes us to sigh and demand of the vacant air, “How the fuck did they get the funding for that nonsense?” A recent example was when a journal called Archives of Sexual Behavior ran a report called “Evidence to Suggest that Copulatory Vocalizations in Women Are Not a Reflexive Consequence of Orgasm.” As you will see from the following excerpt, the combo of language and sexism manages to do the impossible and make the whole idea of orgasm grimly depressing.
“The current studies were conducted in order to investigate the phenomenon of copulatory vocalizations and their relationship to orgasm in women. Data were collected from 71 sexually active heterosexual women (M age = 21.68 years +/- .52) recruited from the local community through opportunity sampling. The studies revealed that orgasm was most frequently reported by women following self-manipulation of the clitoris, manipulation by the partner, oral sex delivered to the woman by a man, and least frequently during vaginal penetration. More detailed examination of responses during intercourse revealed that, while female orgasms were most commonly experienced during foreplay, copulatory vocalizations were reported to be made most often before and simultaneously with male ejaculation. These data together clearly demonstrate a dissociation of the timing of women experiencing orgasm and making copulatory vocalizations and indicate that there is at least an element of these responses that are under conscious control, providing women with an opportunity to manipulate male behavior to their advantage.”
I am now so fucking old that my memories of being manipulated by vocalized female orgasm are kinda hazy (and were probably hazy back then too.) Fortunately Annalee Newitz takes this dour nonsense apart. Click here.
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The secret word is Yes!
Posted by Mick at 6/10/2010 04:21:00 PM