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Lauredhel is an Australian woman and mother with a disability. She blogs about disability and accessibility, social and reproductive justice, gender, freedom from violence, the uses and misuses of language, medical science, otters, gardening, and cooking.

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  1. amanda w
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    I predict that expensive “therapies” will be on the market within twelve months.

    The only way I’d take that on a bet is if I were betting on the under.

    amanda w’s last blog post..Hey, that feels pretty damn familiar.

  2. orlando
    orlando at |

    “Maybe next they’ll invent a device to find the clitoris.”

    As they said on “Coupling”: How difficult IS front and centre?

  3. Mary Tracy9
    Mary Tracy9 at |

    I’m gonna carry out my own research and conclude that MEN ARE BIOLOGICALLY INCAPABLE TO PLEASE WOMEN. That’ll teach their egos.

    Mary Tracy9’s last blog post..The Real Reason

  4. rpg
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    Thanks for writing about this. It came up on a science forum I frequent and I was too stunned by the tone of the article to write anything coherent. I’ve linked back here, and to various related things at House Hoydenne.

    rpg’s last blog post..Name of a rose!

  5. Amanda Marcotte
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    I was under the impression you could only get a G-spot orgasm from having someone play around there with his or her fingers. So even if it is touted as an excuse to avoid working to make women feel good, that strikes me as factually off-base. Women who orgasm through intercourse do so because their clitoris is getting rubbed. Whether or not that happens depends on his anatomy, yours, and the position you’re having intercourse in. Also, your mood.

  6. Bernice
    Bernice at |

    Yet another example of the medicalising of human behaviour, & no doubt for two main reasons.

    Let me assure you that it is STILL widely debated in medical circles as to whether women have the capacity to orgasm, in any way whatsoever. And for some, of course, when this fails to occur (usual stats suggest 30% of women have never orgasmed during sex or otherwise) is entirely psychosomatic, & therefore treatable with pharma. Or my favourite is the new syndrome, Female Arousal Disorder, which in some of the lit is out down to poor knowledge of female genitalia or needs therein, but more usually, a combined physiological + psychological “condition” once again treated by pharma.

    Dr Whipple, who I have had the honour of meeting, is appalled at the predictable direction her work is being taken by both medical science & big pharma. She would be the first to say that any sexual dysfunctionalism experienced by a woman should first be viewed as a result of ignorance by the woman’s partner or indeed the woman herself. Once the mysteries of how & where are solved, THEN proceed to a medical intervention if required.

    & as to the g-post – it isn’t a Penthouse invention. Try & track down Whipple “Science of Orgasm” from John Hopkins Uni Press.

  7. Aunti Disestablishmentarian
    Aunti Disestablishmentarian at |

    Ya. Now watch: they’ll probably be touting stilettos as optimal g-spot stimulators since they’ve recently found high heels to be so scientifically effective in maintaining great pelvic muscle tone. Geniuses.

  8. m
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    oh I love this! All very true, of course and needs to be discussed more readily.

    You know talking about female orgasms is one way to clear the room of men. They can’t handle the fact that maybe just maybe the little lady didn’t climax with them! oh dear, too much to handle!

    m’s last blog post..can’t quite keep thoughts straight

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