The human female orgasm: a critical evaluation of its proposed reproductive functions

@article{Levin2011TheHF,
  title={The human female orgasm: a critical evaluation of its proposed reproductive functions},
  author={Roy J Levin},
  journal={Sexual and Relationship Therapy},
  year={2011},
  volume={26},
  pages={301 - 314}
}
  • R. Levin
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology
  • Sexual and Relationship Therapy
The review critically examines two functional claims involving the human female orgasm. The first is that it is involved in the transport of spermatozoa by its release of oxytocin to create uterine contractions that suck up more semen at a faster rate. There is no physiological evidence for this scenario and the published experimental studies with oxytocin do not mimic the conditions of natural coitus. There is no evidence that orgasm has a role to play in reproductive fitness. The second claim… Expand
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