It seems science is always trying to diss the female orgasm. Everywhere you look, there is another article saying that the orgasm isn't biologically necessary. Well, it may not be, but it's no "bonus," either. It's pretty crucial.
CNN recently had a piece discussing the female orgasm. They posed the questions: "Does the female orgasm, like the male orgasm, have its own evolutionary raison d’etre and contribute directly to reproductive success? Or is it just an awesome bonus?"
Their conclusion is that the female orgasm -- while awesome -- serves no real function, but because the male orgasm is so vital to life, it (like nipples on men) is something that both males and females have evolved to have. They may be right. But I still call BS.
This kind of research -- even when it comes from a good place -- seems to let men off the hook. But here's a memo: Just because the male orgasm happens to make a baby (sometimes), it's no more important than the female. Put that in your pipe, dear researchers.
Here's the important point to always make: A female orgasm is actually evolutionarily important. Why? Because women want to have sex they enjoy. The more sex they have, the greater their chances of continuing to have it and falling pregnant.
Plus, as CNN writer Ian Kerner mentions, there are some theories that the female orgasm does increase fertility. Let's just say my own personal research indicates that the better the sex for the woman, the more likely she is to conceive. 'Nuff said.
If sex is like ice cream (and it really is so much better), then the orgasm is the hot fudge, whipped cream, and maraschino cherry on the top. They may not be necessary, but you can't have a sundae without them, and they make the whole thing that much more enjoyable.
Yes, the female orgasm can be elusive, but just because it's not messy and doesn't cause a baby doesn't make it merely a "bonus." Simply put: The species wouldn't be well propagated if we ladies stopped enjoying sex. And once a lady has had an orgasm or two, sex without them seems nice, but not mind-blowing.
Personally, I will take mind-blowing sex over "OK" any day.
Do you think the orgasm is necessary?
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