Sex and All That Implies
Hypothalamus is the seed of the pleasure system.
Clitoris get “wet”
Three different female response: arousal stages in women tend to be less defined
o Each women has different intensity
30-40% by 18 years old had an orgasm/masturbation
o Parasympathetic is highly active in the morning (penis is hard)
o Sympathetic system role in ejaculation
In the typical male response, arousal stages are well defined
o Excitement –> plateau –> orgasm –> resolution
Orgasms among males by 18 years old – over 92% have orgasms and/or masturbated
Female hyenas have such big clitoris that it looks like it’s having a clitoris erection (bigger than the male
Vestigial organs like appendix
So orgasm can be a vestigial thing
Orgasm seems to be affective with pigs.
o Fertility went up by 6%
o Fertility rates go up with new method of orgasm
Rates of sexual intercourse slowly drop as you start to age.