Female Orgasm Study Rubbished by Sexologists

Dr Petra BoyntonYou may have seen a story in the media earlier in the week about the genetic component of the female orgasm. It cropped up all over the place including The Guardian and BBC News. Dr Petra Boynton (left), the sex and relationship psychologist, took issue with a few things about the research:

“Today the world of sexology, particularly those working in the area of sexual dysfunction got a little upset.

That’s putting it mildly. Actually they were very angry about the latest study supposedly proving women’s orgasmic problems are genetic.”

In two excellent posts she proceeds to dismantle the research. Great stuff. This is what blogging is all about – a right to reply. And because of it, we’re all better informed.
Women, orgasm and genetics & Women! Don’t orgasm too easily

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Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and the author of PsyBlog. 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: 9 June 2005

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