Ever needed to sneeze—nose tickling, whole body clenched, staring up at a light in hopes that a big "ACHOO! Not being able to have an orgasm after a big build-up often feels like that Inability to orgasm is frustrating for someone trying to achieve sexual release through sex or masturbation. Chronic problems reaching climax can also sap the joy from a couple's sex life when disappointment spoils what's meant to be a playful encounter: Eventually, you're worrying about whether "it" will happen before your clothes even hit the floor. Or worse, sex becomes a fraught activity and you avoid it altogether.
New theory suggests female orgasms are an evolutionary leftover
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On my washing machine, there is a lock. To activate it, you must hold down the start button for a particular length of time at just the right intensity; too soft and nothing happens, too hard and the machine beeps angrily at you. Finally, an entangled heap of damp but refreshed clothes tumbles out at the other end. Consider now the female orgasm.
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Billy Crystal may have been shocked when Meg Ryan so effectively—and amusingly—faked an orgasm in a restaurant during the movie When Harry Met Sally , but surveys suggest only one-third of women are regularly fully aroused during intercourse. And although poor partner performance, psychological issues, or physiological shortfalls are often cited as the reason, two evolutionary biologists now offer a provocative new explanation. In a paper published today, they argue that female orgasm is an evolutionary holdover from an ancient system, seen in some other mammals, in which intercourse stimulated important hormonal surges that drive ovulation. And because those hormonal surges no longer confer a biological advantage, orgasms during intercourse may be lost in some women. They include arguments that women have orgasms because their reproductive machinery has the same origins as those of men, who need to have orgasms to ejaculate sperm.
Fun fact: the clitoris is a surprising little thing. In fact, it's been lost and found throughout history, with the Italian anatomist Realdo Colombo claiming that he'd discovered the clitoris in — never mind that people throughout history had known that this little "nub" gave people with vulvas pleasure and that they had even created ancient sex toys to take advantage of that fact. Later, Dr.