Consider this: In over five million years of human evolution, only one organ has come to exist for the sole purpose of providing pleasure—the clitoris. It is not required for reproduction. It doesn’t have a urethra running through it like the penis, and thus, does not urinate. Sadly, it is precisely because the clitoris has no function apart from female pleasure that science has neglected to study it as intricately as the penis. Try asking the next person you encounter to tell you where the clitoris is located. The scientific name for the external “little button” or “bulb” is glans. The glans is connected to the body or shaft of the internal clitoris, which is made up of two corpora cavernosa. Sketch of an erect clitoris The corpus cavernosum also extends further, bifurcating again to form the two crura. Near each of the crura on either side of the vaginal opening are the clitoral vestibules. What does all this mean? Interestingly, they’re both right. Sketch of a clitoris at rest Dr.
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Study Sheds Light On Teen SextingAlan McStravick for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online In the past decade, there has been a lot of light thrown on the topic of sexting. This relatively new word was added in August of last year to the Merriam-Webster´s Collegiate Dictionary and is an obvious fusion of the words ℠sex´ and ℠texting.´ Sexting is a new pandemic brought on by the ubiquity of the Internet and mobile phones in our day-to-day lives. The act of sexting involves the sending of a sexually explicit message and/or photograph via the SMS system used in mobile phones. The first reports on this trend appeared in 2005. Studies have shown that sexting occurs across most age demographics, but most psychologists, educators and parents are predominantly concerned about the increase of this dirty digital deed among tweens, teens and young adults. What the team may not have expected to find in their research was the reflection of the paternalistic society´s sexual mores in this burgeoning technological domain.
The Science of Stress, Orgasm and Creativity: How the Brain and the Vagina Conspire in Consciousness“The more closely we analyze what we consider ‘sexy,’” philosopher Alain de Botton argued in his meditation on sex, “the more clearly we will understand that eroticism is the feeling of excitement we experience at finding another human being who shares our values and our sense of the meaning of existence.” But in his attempt to counter the reductionism that frames human sexuality as a mere physiological phenomenon driven solely by our evolutionary biology, de Botton overcompensates by reducing in the opposite direction, negating the complex interplay of brain and biology, psychology and physiology, that propels the human sexual experience. That’s precisely what Naomi Wolf, author of the 1991 cultural classic The Beauty Myth, examines in Vagina: A New Biography (public library) — a fascinating exploration of the science behind the vastly misunderstood mind-body connection between brain and genitalia, consciousness and sexuality, the poetic and the scientific. Wolf writes:
Married couples are happier when they commute in the same directionWhat we do with our bodies can trigger metaphorical associations in our minds, having knock-on effects for perceptions and attitudes. For example, holding a warm drink can lead us to judge a person's character more favourably, presumably through activation of warmth-related personality metaphors. Washing our hands can make us feel less guilty, via activation of thoughts to do with purity. Most demonstrations of this kind have looked at immediate effects. Huang's team surveyed 280 married adults in the USA (average age 33), via an online questionnaire, and they surveyed 139 commuting adults in Hong Kong (average age 42), face-to-face via interviews in the street. For both the USA and Hong Kong sample, there was a significant correlation (.20 and .35 respectively, where 1 would be a perfect match) between travelling in the same direction as one's spouse and marital satisfaction. Huang and her colleagues recognised that many potential confounds were still unaccounted for.
Manual diagnóstico y estadístico de los trastornos mentalesEl Manual diagnóstico y estadístico de los trastornos mentales (en inglés Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, DSM) de la Asociación Estadounidense de Psiquiatría (en inglés American Psychiatric Association, o APA) contiene una clasificación de los trastornos mentales y proporciona descripciones claras de las categorías diagnósticas, con el fin de que los clínicos y los investigadores de las ciencias de la salud puedan diagnosticar, estudiar e intercambiar información y tratar los distintos trastornos mentales. La edición vigente es la quinta, DSM-5, publicada el 18 de mayo de 2013 (Estados Unidos; para otros países como España, traducción no disponible de un modo estimado hasta 2014 ).  La OMS recomienda el uso del Sistema Internacional denominado CIE-10, acrónimo de la Clasificación internacional de enfermedades, décima versión, cuyo uso está generalizado en todo el mundo. Definición de trastorno[editar] Historia y contexto[editar] Trastornos específicos[editar]
The Valley Advocate: Leisure - Clit Chat: 14 Clitoral Factoids to KnowFactoid 1. The clitoris is the only part of the human body that exists solely for pleasure. Other pleasurable spots like the nipples, neck, tongue and penis all have at least one other function. 2. The other three-fourths hide internally, including the clitoral shaft, urethral sponge, vestibular bulbs and the crura (aka the clitoral legs), which are housed inside the outer labia and can be stimulated with external pressure, causing many to moan "a little to the left." 3. While we're developing in Mom's womb, our clitoris is formed from the same erectile tissues that would've been the glans and upper shaft of the penis. So the aroused clitoris is basically an itty-bitty boner. 4. The clitoral head alone contains 8,000 nerve endings—4x as many as exist on the larger head of the penis, making it more sensitive than his entire kit 'n' kaboodle. 5. So why are we so freaking hard to get off sometimes, I ask you? 6. 50-75 percent of women must have clitoral stimulation to orgasm. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.
The Sacred Power Of Your Yoni (Full Body Orgasm, Cervical- & Multiple Orgasm)About Me Mahasatvaa Sarita is a Tantra Master and author of two books on Tantra. She teaches Tantra for both couples and individuals in 12 countries around the world, working with a Team of highly skilled co-teachers. She offers Tantra Teachers Training, a 7 level couples training, a Tantra Meditation Retreat and Mystic Tantra Massage Training among many other courses. Sarita is in the Osho Lineage, having lived in his community in India for 26 years. She received much personal guidance from Osho in the powerful alchemy of Tantra as a spiritual path. The Yoni of the Woman Is A Portal Into Ecstasy & Beyond The meaning of “Yoni” in Sanskrit is “Sacred Place” (= female genitals). A new dawn is coming where women are discovering that it is our birthright to be Goddesses, ‘she who knows the secrets of discovering heaven on earth’. An important part of the revolution from woman to Goddess is the Yoni. By understanding the attributes of the Yoni, we simultaneously discover true empowerment.
Sex Makes Everything Less DisgustingOur biological drive to do it conflicts pretty directly with our biological drive not to get involved with other people's bodily fluids. How do we ignore the obvious grossness of sex for long enough to propagate the species? Maybe, researchers say, by turning off our disgust reflex whenever we get turned on. Earlier studies have asked this question in a variety of ways. For example, by asking men to "self-stimulate" and then quizzing them on what sex acts or partners they'd be open to. The researchers gathered 90 female university students. But first the researchers had to turn their subjects on. As the women watched their steamy, exciting, or boring movies, they were periodically interrupted by an experimenter who showed up and gave them disgusting tasks to do. Out of the 16 gross-out tasks, 5 were classified as sex-related. The study focused on a small group of young, heterosexual, dysfunction-free women. Borg is more interested, though, in women whose bodies don't let them have sex.