2016 Highlights

Orgasms Are Like Nipples, They Are Functional In One Sex And Inherited In The Other

“Females have plenty of orgasms. But, the female orgasm usually involves clitoral stimulation, and unfortunately, the clitoris is just not in the right place for most sexual positions involving penile vaginal penetration. The clitoris is homologous to the penis (i.e., same genes and developmental pathways lead to both organs), so it is not surprising that clitoral stimulation leads to orgasm. The question then becomes: why does orgasm in females occur if it is not necessary for reproduction?”