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MLaaSP – Are you curious about Science & Sex?

August 23, 2011

My Life as a Science Promoter August 23, 2011

Today the world population is 6,957,415,681

science of sexLast night in Chicago I found mysefl watching Curiosity: Why is Sex Fun? on Discovery Channel. The show explored ideas about the purpose of the female orgasm. In men, an orgasm’s purpose is to expel sperm, insuring the survival of it’s species. In women, well, it’s up for debate. You’ll have to watch the show to get the full details, but in this post enjoy some of the fun facts I learned, along with links to articles about sex-related topics.

First, symmetry is sexy. From an article at LiveScience,

Experiments have found that women are more attracted to men who have features that are more symmetrical than other men. One study even found that women have more orgasms during sex with men who were more symmetrical, regardless of their level of romantic attachment or the guys’ sexual experience.

Next, from Oprah, she highlights The Science of Orgasm by neuroscientist Barry R. Komisaruk, endocrinologist Carlos Beyer-Flores, and sex researcher Beverly Whipple. Read her article to learn about Five Things You Should Know About the Female Orgasm.

How much do you know about the moment when a sperm meets an egg? Test your knowledge and learn the purpose of the scrotum, what a testicond is, and what happens to a dominant male clownfish when the dominant female dies (make a wild guess). Take the Ultimate Conception Quiz.

In case you were wondering, the testicles of gorillas are relatively tiny compared to those of chimpanzees. This is because of the sexual monopoly that is obtained by a single silverback male gorilla over his harem of females. In this type of mating system sperm competition is almost non-existent. Human testicle size is somewhat proportionally larger than that of the gorilla (we live in a competitive environment).

Here’s a collection of Funny Animal Sex Pictures and a TED video from Mary Roach, sex expert, about 10 things you didn’t know about orgasm.

Finally, unrelated, but an interesting article from Discover, 10 Ways to Improve Your Senses. Thanks for reading, let you be you!

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