The Brain in Orgasm

Brain OrgasmBBC News brings us the exciting headline that a brain scan can spot women faking orgasms. Unfortunately it provides no clue as to how to entice a woman to have sex inside a brain scanner. The best advice is to set your sights on beds or even sofas for the time being.

Perhaps of more immediate practical use was the finding that cold feet are a big turn-off:

“When they gave the couples socks to wear, about 80% of the couples were able to achieve orgasm compared with 50% previously in this staged environment.”

So the next time you’re chastised for wearing socks during sex, you’ve got a good excuse.
BBC News

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Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and the author of PsyBlog and His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick". You can follow PsyBlog by email, by RSS feed, on Twitter and Google+.

Published: 20 June 2005

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