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21 August 2011

Sex on the brain: Orgasms unlock altered consciousness (New Scientist - 11 May 2011)

NewScientist Can orgasms help neuroscientists understand consciousness?  Two researchers think so.


With a click and a whirr, I am pulled into the scanner. My head is strapped down and I have been draped with a blanket so that I may touch my nether regions - my clitoris in particular - with a certain degree of modesty. I am here neither for a medical procedure nor an adult movie. Rather, I am about to stimulate myself to orgasm while an fMRI scanner tracks the blood flow in my brain...

(To read the rest of the article, click here).

This piece was also picked up by several outlets across the globe including Andrew Sullivan/The Daily Beast, Gawker, Queerty and the Daily Mail, among others.


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