Video of a female brain during orgasm
Wed, 16 Nov 2011 1:23p.m.
Scientists have created the world's first movie of the female brain as it approaches, experiences and recovers from an orgasm.
Brain scans were used to make an animation that reveals "the steady buildup of activity in the brain as disparate regions flicker into life and then come together in a crescendo of activity before gently settling back down again," reported the Guardian.
The study required Nan Wise, a 54-year-old PhD student, to lie in a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scanner and stimulate herself.
"It's my dissertation," Wise told the Guardian. "I'm committed to it."
The five-minute movie uses a "hot metal" colour scale that starts with dark red and moves through orange and yellow to white at the highest levels of activity.
The animation shows activity first building up in the genital area of the sensory cortex. It then spreads to the limbic system, a collection of brain structures involved in emotions and long-term memory.
As the orgasm arrives, activity shoots up in two parts of the brain called the cerebellum and the frontal cortex. During orgasm, activity reaches a peak in the hypothalamus. Activity also peaks in the nucleus accumbens - an area linked to reward and pleasure.
Afterwards, activity in all of these regions gradually calms down.
Professor Barry Komisaruk and his team hope the research will explain what goes wrong in both men and women who cannot reach sexual climax.
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19/11/2011 2:08:36 p.m.
Brenda Wolf wrote:
I think it is great that female orgasm is being talked about and have us consider what we think. It is an important subject that is of great relevance to relationships.
I myself look to "hands-on" female orgasm researchers for the best information.
I found the Bodansky who wrote "Instant Orgasm and especially the Welcomed Consensus who are "hands-on female orgasm researchers and sex educators, and have the latest cutting edge information on female orgasm.
The Welcomed Consensus research female orgasm, "hands-on", 365 days a year, and have for over 25 years. My partner and I have used their Deliberate Orgasm practice that gave birth to Slow Sex. We love the DVD "Orgasm at the First Touch", that has a live demonstration and the step by step on how to give and how to receive orgasm at the first touch.
Thank you to Professor Barry Komisaruk and his team for the study talked about in this article.
I do wonder though what would be discovered if they did an MRI of a totally different kind of orgasm than the traditional model of orgasm observed in this article: an MRI of a woman experiencing orgasm at the first touch. This deliberate orgasm practice could give some serious new insights into female sexuality; it did for us and took our sex life to a new level of fun and enjoyment.
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