The Frank Program in Science and the Humanities presents “Evolutionary Roots of Female Orgasm”

Gunter Wagner and Mihaela Pavlicev
Event time: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 5:00pm
WHC Room 208 See map
53 Wall Street
Event description: 

The origin and meaning of female orgasm has occupied biologists and philosophers since the beginning of the study of life. The main problem is that female orgasm has no manifest roles in human reproduction but is never the less a complex physiological trait. We propose that female orgasm is derived from a neuro-endocrine reflex that was necessary for ovulation but in primates lost its reproductive role. We will also discuss the implications of our model for the understanding of so-called “orgasmic dysfunction.”

Open to: 
General Public