Friday Weird Science: FINALLY, a clitoris study!

Jun 11 2010 Published by under Friday Weird Science

Sci has constantly been annoyed that no one seems to have performed a real, thorough study on the sensitivity of the vagina. Or at least, it's beyond her pubmed-fu. If someone has done it, please let me know! I'd really like to cover it and I'm very annoyed that I cannot seem to find it. Sci is also annoyed by this because several studies have covered the sensitivity of the penis. It's just not fair.
But today, Sci was pubmedding furiously, and she FOUND SOMETHING. I am so excited.
ResearchBlogging.org Foldes and Buisson. "The Clitoral Complex: A Dynamic Sonographic Study" Journal of Sexual Medicine, 2009.
YES! Not the whole thing, but it's a start.

I suppose you could say the pictures below are NFSW. But they're sonograms. So it could be anything, really, and most people won't know. If your boss comes up behind you, tell them you're looking at someone's baby pics.

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Friday Weird Science: the "reality" of the G Spot and the mainstream media

Jan 08 2010 Published by under Friday Weird Science

Today's post is going up late due to some truly massive equipment fail in Sci's lab. Sci very much wishes that equipment would have enough respect to at least wait until her second cup of coffee to explode and throw carcinogens all over the lab.
Anyway, in her inbox the other day, Sci got this from a friend of the blog: "The G-spot 'doesn't appear to exist', say researchers".

Apparently it's generating a lot of controversy. So Sci, of course, had to get her hands on this paper. Which took a lot of doing. Thus, for the benefit of future generations, she provides the following citation:
ResearchBlogging.org Burri et al. "Genetic and Environmental Influences on self-reported G-Spots in
Women: A Twin Study" J Sex. Med, 2010 (it's still yet to come out, but will be soon, one hopes).
There, people, was that so hard? At least you now know where to look!
So Sci has some issues with this study. Let's get to it.

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Friday Weird Science: Female Ejaculation

Jun 12 2009 Published by under Friday Weird Science

Earlier this week, the infamous Bora pointed Sci toward a New Scientist article on female ejaculation. The article is really interesting and worth checking out. But being a true sex science geek and a history geek as well, Sci turned to the lit. And today I present you with the man himself: Ernst Grafenberg, discoverer of the G spot, and, only slightly less well-known as the inventor of 'the ring' and its potential use in contraception.

It's weird, historical science time.
Grafenberg, E. "The role of urethra in female orgasm". The International Journal of Sexology, 1950.

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