The Science of Orgasm by Barry R. Komisaruk

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This fascinating and comprehensive book is the first to explore the complex biological process leading to orgasm. Here, sexuality researcher and nurse Beverly Whipple, coauthor of the international best-selling book The G Spot and Other Discoveries about Human Sexuality, joins neuroscientist Barry R. Komisaruk and endocrinologist Carlos Beyer-Flores to view orgasm through the lenses of behavioral neuroscience along with cognitive and physiological sciences.

The authors explain how and why orgasms happen, why they fail to happen, 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 genital-brain connection, how the brain produces orgasms, how aging affects orgasm, and the effects of prescription medication, street drugs, hormones, disorders, and diseases.

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.


About Barry R. Komisaruk

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Barry R. Komisaruk is a professor of psychology at Rutgers University. Carlos Beyer-Flores is head of the Laboratorio Tlaxcala in Mexico. Beverly Whipple is Professor Emerita at the College of Nursing, Rutgers University.
Published October 31, 2006 by Johns Hopkins University Press. 376 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Self Help, Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Professional & Technical, Science & Math, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Behind its tongue-in-cheek "plain brown wrapper" cover, this unique book offers a thorough compilation of what modern science, from biomechanics to neurochemistry, knows about the secrets o

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