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Exposing orgasm in the brain: a critical eye

Georgiadis, J. R., Nov-2011, In : Sexual and relationship therapy. 26, 4, p. 342-355 14 p.

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There is nothing legal that comes close to orgasm, pleasure-wise. Yet very little is known about the brain mechanisms responsible for this extraordinary experience. In the last decade some progress has been made thanks to medical scanners that can be used to measure brain activity in healthy subjects. Here I critically review the available evidence on orgasm and the human brain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)342-355
Number of pages14
JournalSexual and relationship therapy
Volume26
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Nov-2011

    Keywords

  • fMRI, PET, sexual, partnered stimulation, self-stimulation, SPINAL-CORD-INJURY, HUMAN ORBITOFRONTAL CORTEX, CLITORALLY-INDUCED ORGASM, HUMAN MALE EJACULATION, VISUAL SEXUAL STIMULI, CEREBRAL-BLOOD-FLOW, SELF-STIMULATION, PREFRONTAL CORTEX, VAGUS NERVES, WOMEN

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