The human female orgasm has long proved curious, having no obvious purpose besides being pleasurable. The scientists behind the study have previously proposed it might have its evolutionary roots in a reflex linked to the release of eggs during sex — a mechanism that exists today in several animal species, including rabbits. Since humans have spontaneous ovulation, the theory goes that female orgasm may be an evolutionary hangover. They say the new experiment supports the idea.
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Could the female orgasm be a happy remnant of evolution?
Have scientists solved the mystery of the female orgasm? As a team of researchers pointed out, during intercourse the male orgasm serves an obvious reproductive function: Without it, ejaculation can't happen. But the reproductive role of female orgasm has been much less clear, because ovulation in humans occurs whether a woman has recently had an orgasm or not. So the very existence of the female orgasm in women has long been a physiological mystery.
We Challenged 7 Photographers To Capture The Female Orgasm (NSFW)
Skip navigation! Meg O'Donnell. Sure, orgasms feel good — but what do they look like? We commissioned seven women photographers to create an image capturing what sexual pleasure means to them. The photographers took the brief and went for it.
All photos by Bruna Arbex. Hattie tells me she has never even tried to touch herself and when she told me this, I was speechless. But for my friend Hattie—who wishes to remain anonymous so as not to uproot the sexual prowess of her previous partners—faking has been the only ever ending to her sexual exploits since she started having sex ten years ago.