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June 28, 2005

Brain Areas Shut Off During Female Orgasm

Topics: Health Issues

Here is my one and only X-rated post for the week:

COPENHAGEN, Denmark(via -- New research indicates parts of the brain that govern fear and anxiety are switched off when a woman is having an orgasm but remain active if she is faking.

In the first study to map brain function during orgasm(the article provides more information on how they did this), scientists from the Netherlands also found that as a woman climaxes, an area of the brain governing emotional control is largely deactivated. "The fact that there is no deactivation in faked orgasms means a basic part of a real orgasm is letting go. Women can imitate orgasm quite well, as we know, but there is nothing really happening in the brain," said neuroscientist Gert Holstege.

I'm not going to comment on that "nothing really happening in the brain" issue.

Posted by Hyscience at June 28, 2005 6:11 PM

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