The nature of human orgasm: a critical review of major trends.

  title={The nature of human orgasm: a critical review of major trends.},
  author={K. Mah and Y. Binik},
  journal={Clinical psychology review},
  volume={21 6},
  • K. Mah, Y. Binik
  • Published 2001
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Clinical psychology review
  • This critical review presents a synthesis of the available theoretical and empirical literatures on human orgasm. Findings from both normal and clinical human populations are included. Two major trends in the literature, the dichotomization of biological and psychological perspectives and the assumption of gender differences, are highlighted. A new multidimensional model of the psychological experience of orgasm is described with a view to futhering a biopsychological approach applicable to… CONTINUE READING

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