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The Science of Orgasm.

THE SCIENCE OF ORGASM BARRY R. KOMISARUK, CARLOS BEYER-FLORES, AND

BEVERLY WHIPPLE

In this detailed book, Komisaruk, a neuroscientist; Beyer-Flores, an endocrinologist and Whipple, a sexuality researcher and nurse, examine why orgasms occur, why they don't occur, and what biological processes underlie these events. The authors review the intricate choreography of hormones, neurotransmitters, and cardiovascular changes that lead up to and initiate orgasms in both men and women. They explore the notion that orgasms are good for one's health. The authors then review various sexual problems, including erectile dysfunction and desire disorders. They examine how aging, certain diseases, and medications affect orgasm. Finally, they outline what modern imaging techniques are revealing about the brain during orgasm. Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2006, 358 p., b&w images, hardcover, $25.00.
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Title Annotation:Books: A selection of a new and notable books of scientific interest
Publication:Science News
Date:Dec 23, 2006
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