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Intellectual aspects of sexuality

How we know that female orgasm is uncommon

We can be confident that orgasm is primarily a male phenomenon in humans because female orgasm has always been a mystery. Even in the...

Women fake orgasm to reassure men’s sexual ego

Kinsey’s research revealed that some women orgasm by masturbating alone. Previously no one had any idea that women might be capable of orgasm at...

The ability to see a partner as a sex object

Unlike emotional attachments, arousal is not caused by a specific person or by a relationship. Arousal relies on being able to see a person,...

How we know that someone has had an orgasm

A sex education should include a description of sexual techniques that may be used to pleasure men and women. These should differentiate between those...

Mental arousal combines with a thrusting instinct

Men can orgasm from non-reproductive activity such as fellatio or masturbation. But heterosexual men obtain the most satisfying sexual release by ejaculating into the...

Women make conscious effort to respond sexually

Men are naturally more proactive as lovers than women are. Men stimulate a partner because they are aroused by touching, kissing and penetrating a...

Shere Hite published in 1976

Shere Hite’s work was a thesis produced for her doctorate in sexuality. Her research had much lower funding than Kinsey’s and so was more...