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Demystifying Sex

I am hoping that most of you caught the January 22 NYT article on the science of sex, but if you didn’t, you can find it here. I love the idea of people bringing themselves to orgasm while hanging upside down in an MRI machine in order to better understand which parts of the brain light up during sexual response. Anything for science, right? It did get me thinking about the quest for a female version of Viagra, it seems elusive based on what I know of current research (which is extremely limited), but is that the product of limited efforts on the part of scientific community? Is it that the product of the old observation that women’s sexuality is often portrayed as a subject of ownership by someone else rather than a source of power and pleasure for the woman herself? I’m not sure, but I loved reading about how sexuality studies are undertaken, and what they’re finding. A good warm-up for next week’s event…I’m sure Dr. Woodley will be able to shed some light on all this.

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