UNDRESSING THE ORGASM

TED WEEKENDS
If we are to discuss orgasm, it seems crucial to examine the differences between women's and men's experiences, and in particular, misconceptions about women's sexual pleasure and particularly women's orgasms.
TED WEEKENDS
The jury's still out on female orgasm, but what about males? Much more straightforward, right? Well, yes and no.
TED WEEKENDS
Mary Roach's irreverent orgasm trivia reminds us that researchers, like porn makers, tend to snap their notebooks shut right after the money shot. Yet some of the most intriguing findings about orgasm may lie beyond its brief fireworks.
TED WEEKENDS
Taboos change with the times. And though they might bring excitement, they may come with shame. Shame has no place in the bedroom.
TED WEEKENDS
While we can publicly talk about sex in all its thrilling messiness with a little more candor than we could a few generations back, we still live most of our lives within an invisible envelope of politeness.
TED WEEKENDS
In 2009, I walked onto the TED stage and gave a talk that included video of a Danish pig inseminator. The topic of the talk was orgasm, and the video related to a centuries-old debate over "upsuck."