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The science of orgasm

The science of orgasm

Author: Barry R Komisaruk; Carlos Beyer; Beverly Whipple
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
The authors explain how and why orgasms happen, why they fail, and what brain and body events are put into play at the moment of orgasm. No topic is left unexplored, as the book describes the genitalia-brain connection, how the brain produces orgasms, how aging affects orgasm, and the effects of prescription medication, street drugs, hormones, disorders, and diseases.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Komisaruk, Barry R.
Science of orgasm.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2006013040
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barry R Komisaruk; Carlos Beyer; Beverly Whipple
ISBN: 9780801888953 0801888956 9780801884900 080188490X
OCLC Number: 614506284
Awards: Winner of Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality Bonnie and Vern L. Bullough Award 2007 (United States)
Description: 1 online resource (x, 358 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Contents --
Preface --
1 Definitions of Orgasm --
2 Different Nerves, Different Orgasmic Feelings --
3 Bodily Changes at Orgasm --
4 Are Orgasms Good for Your Health? --
5 When Things Go Wrong --
6 Diseases That Affect Orgasm --
7 How Aging Affects Orgasm --
8 Pleasure and Satisfaction with and without Orgasm --
9 The Nervous System Connection --
10 The Neurochemistry of Orgasm --
11 Effects of Medication --
12 Counteracting Medication Side Effects --
13 Recreational Stimulant Drugs and Orgasm --
14 Depressant Drugs and Orgasm --
15 Herbal Therapies 16 Hormones and Orgasm17 Mechanism of Action of Sex Steroids --
18 Nonreproductive Hormones in Orgasm --
19 Atypical Orgasms --
20 The Genital-Brain Connection --
21 Orgasms after Brain Surgery or Brain Damage --
22 Imaging the Brain during Sexual Arousal and Orgasm --
23 The Cast of Characters: How Brain Components Contribute to Orgasm --
24 Consciousness and Orgasm --
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Responsibility: Barry R. Komisaruk, Carlos Beyer-Flores, Beverly Whipple.
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Covering every type of sexual peak experience in women and men-from intense to phantom-this informative and entertaining work illuminates the hows, whats, and wherefores of orgasm.  Read more...


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