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Mary Roach is funny, and very deft at speaking about difficult topics without descending into smut or anaesthetising the audience with euphemism. And yet I came away from this talk feeling quite undernourished.
2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoIf 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.
2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoWhy, if psychopaths care so little about what other people feel, would any woman find this attractive?
2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoThe jury's still out on female orgasm, but what about males? Much more straightforward, right? Well, yes and no.
2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoOrgasm is something that is so unique to each person, it is a process of trial and error for countless women to figure out exactly how that works for them.
Understanding why some women fake orgasm as a method of avoidance while others fake orgasm to make their sex life more fun is important. These are factors that may have a significant impact on women's self-esteem and romantic relationships.
2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoMary 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.
2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoTaboos change with the times. And though they might bring excitement, they may come with shame. Shame has no place in the bedroom.
2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoWhile 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.
2013-02-14-roachpullIn 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."