What would aliens make of the human orgasm? Far more than a mere reproductive incentive, this intense neurological event stimulates human culture itself — yet science still hasn’t figured out exactly what the female orgasm is all about.
In this tasteful-but-fun episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Julie and I examine the two warring factions in the debate over female orgasm evolution. We cover a lot of ground, discussing all the various theories as well as a lot of wide-angle contemplation of la petite mort.
And as an aside, is this famous 1754 John Henry Fuseli painting “The Nightmare” really in exploration of the female orgasm?