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Scientific research into female orgasm

This is scientific research, honestly, but should this blog post have an NSFW flag? Well, if your boss doesn’t expect you to be reading about sex while on the job, as it were, then perhaps, yes it should be classed as not safe for work. The scientific conclusions come from an online survey of 323 women and their sexual preferences regarding penis size and their self-reporting of vaginal versus clitoral orgasm. Is this post likely to get a lot of retweets or just unwanted traffic from those who prefer their Monday morning web surfing to most certainly be NSFW?

The fundamental conclusion is that: “Women who prefer deeper penile-vaginal stimulation are more likely to have vaginal orgasm, consistent with vaginal orgasm evolving as part of a female mate choice system favoring somewhat larger than average penises.”

The researchers do concede that more work needs to be done to overcome length and girth measurement limitations and other confounding factors. Moreover, there is much (sexual) politics in this kind of research, particularly in terms of whether or not there is a valid differentiation between types of female orgasm, the initial motivations for such studies, the implications, the benefits and how the findings apply to evolutionary theory. But, it is Monday morning, so I’m not going to get into any more details, you can read the paper yourself via the citation below.

Research Blogging IconCosta, R.M., Miller, G.F. & Brody, S. (2012). Women Who Prefer Longer Penises Are More Likely to Have Vaginal Orgasms (but Not Clitoral Orgasms): Implications for an Evolutionary Theory of Vaginal Orgasm, The Journal of Sexual Medicine, no. DOI: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2012.02917.x

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