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Undressing the Orgasm

Ruthless Methods to Subdue Sexuality

Jincey Lumpkin | Posted 05.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Jincey Lumpkin

My mother snapped, "Why would anyone buy the cow when they can have the milk for free?" To be compared to livestock made me feel like a useless possession. I had intelligence, right? I had wit and a depth of emotion and experiences to share. Surely my modesty wasn't the only bargaining chip?

More Orgasm Questions

Rob Brooks | Posted 04.22.2013 | TED Weekends
Rob Brooks

Mary Roach is funny, and very deft at speaking about difficult topics without descending into smut or anaesthetising the audience with euphemism. And yet I came away from this talk feeling quite undernourished.

Women's Orgasms

Terri Conley | Posted 04.21.2013 | TED Weekends
Terri Conley

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoIf we are to discuss orgasm, it seems crucial to examine the differences between women's and men's experiences, and in particular, misconceptions about women's sexual pleasure and particularly women's orgasms.

Wired for Sex With Psychopaths?

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 04.20.2013 | TED Weekends
Srinivasan Pillay

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoWhy, if psychopaths care so little about what other people feel, would any woman find this attractive?

Why Do We Orgasm At All?

William McKibbin | Posted 04.19.2013 | TED Weekends
William McKibbin

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoThe jury's still out on female orgasm, but what about males? Much more straightforward, right? Well, yes and no.

Is Achieving Orgasm As Simple As It Sounds?

Vanessa Pinto | Posted 04.18.2013 | TED Weekends
Vanessa Pinto

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoOrgasm is something that is so unique to each person, it is a process of trial and error for countless women to figure out exactly how that works for them.

Why Do Women Fake Orgasms?

Erin Cooper | Posted 04.18.2013 | TED Weekends
Erin Cooper

Understanding why some women fake orgasm as a method of avoidance while others fake orgasm to make their sex life more fun is important. These are factors that may have a significant impact on women's self-esteem and romantic relationships.

Why Stop Orgasm Research At Climax?

Marnia Robinson | Posted 04.17.2013 | TED Weekends
Marnia Robinson

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoMary Roach's irreverent orgasm trivia reminds us that researchers, like porn makers, tend to snap their notebooks shut right after the money shot. Yet some of the most intriguing findings about orgasm may lie beyond its brief fireworks.

Shame Has No Place In The Bedroom

Jill Di Donato | Posted 04.17.2013 | TED Weekends
Jill Di Donato

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoTaboos change with the times. And though they might bring excitement, they may come with shame. Shame has no place in the bedroom.

Rummaging Through The Sex Closet

Robert Koehler | Posted 04.17.2013 | TED Weekends
Robert Koehler

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoWhile we can publicly talk about sex in all its thrilling messiness with a little more candor than we could a few generations back, we still live most of our lives within an invisible envelope of politeness.

Let's Talk About The Orgasm

Mary Roach | Posted 04.17.2013 | TED Weekends
Mary Roach

2013-02-14-roachpullIn 2009, I walked onto the TED stage and gave a talk that included video of a Danish pig inseminator. The topic of the talk was orgasm, and the video related to a centuries-old debate over "upsuck."