8–13 Hz Fluctuations in Rectal Pressure Are an Objective Marker of Clitorally-Induced Orgasm in Women

@article{Netten2008813HF,
  title={8–13 Hz Fluctuations in Rectal Pressure Are an Objective Marker of Clitorally-Induced Orgasm in Women},
  author={Jaap J. van Netten and Janniko R. Georgiadis and Arie Nieuwenburg and Rudie Kortekaas},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  year={2008},
  volume={37},
  pages={279-285}
}
Orgasm is a subjective experience accompanied by involuntary muscle contractions. We hypothesized that orgasm in women would be distinguishable by frequency analysis of a perineal muscle-derived signal. Rectal pressure, an index of perineal muscle activity, was measured continuously in 23 healthy women during different sexual tasks: receiving clitoral stimulation, imitation of orgasm, and attempt to reach orgasm, in which case the women were asked to report whether orgasm had been reached… 
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