Once Again Scientists Try, And Fail, To Explain The Female OrgasmSeptember 7, 2011 10 Comments
Scientists have been trying to explain the evolution of the female orgasm for a very long time. While the male orgasm is sort of a no-brainer (it makes men want to have sex so we all won’t go extinct), scientists can’t seem to figure out why women have orgasms. Apparently the idea that women should enjoy sex is not necessary for the survival our species. A recent survey has yet again failed to explain the mystery, but it did shed doubt on a rather sexist theory.
One widely held theory is that female orgasms are just a coincidental byproduct of male natural selection. I don’t really do science, but I think that means that men have more sex with women who orgasm, so over millions of years they are all that’s left. To test this theory, thousands of twins were surveyed to see how often and how easily they orgasmed. The study results did not match up with the theory’s expected results. The orgasm patterns suggested that different genetics affect male and female orgasms, so the male natural selection thing is BS.
Okay, enough science-talk. Female orgasms remain an evolutionary mystery. I think it’s pretty cool that our lady parts continue to dumbfound scientists. I’m of the mind that not everything has to be explained. Who cares why women orgasm? Can’t we all just celebrate the fact that we do?
Scientists, stop thinking so hard. Don’t try to explain our vaginas (or your own vaginas, in the case of female doctors). Instead, get out of that lab coat, go home and enjoy them!
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