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Female Orgasms

By Logan Wright

Some scientists have formed a hypothesis that the female orgasm is vestigial, meaning that it serves no apparent evolutionary function. They claim that research has failed to prove that the female orgasm causes an increased chance of impregnation. Furthermore, a woman’s likelihood of experiencing an orgasm appears to have no effect on her decision to take part in intercourse.

There is, of course, substantial opposition to this opinion. Some argue that the hypothesis fails to properly take into account the psychosocial implications of the orgasm and that insufficient research has been conducted to make any conclusions. Many male opponents see the debate from a different angle and argue that claiming female orgasms serve no function is a surefire way to stay single forever.

More information: The science of female orgasms

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