You 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.”
About the author
Psychologist, Jeremy Dean, PhD is the founder and author of PsyBlog. He holds a doctorate in psychology from University College London and two other advanced degrees in psychology.
He has been writing about scientific research on PsyBlog since 2004. He is also the author of the book “Making Habits, Breaking Habits” (Da Capo, 2003) and several ebooks:
- Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion
- The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic
- Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
- Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
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