By: Jimi Cullen | Why scientists should start taking orgasm seriously | Neuroscience | The Guardian
Orgasms are big business, but there’s surprising little scientific research being done into how they actually work. There are urgent reasons to fix this
As a DPhil student on a four-year funded programme, I had the rare luxury of a year to decide on the major focus of my research. After reading around, I got interested in the science of orgasm and anorgasmia (difficulty or inability to orgasm). It seemed like an ideal research topic – it has social value, it’s a young field with lots of progress ready to be made, and it wouldn’t leave people at parties yawning when they asked what I did.
Unfortunately, it didn’t come to fruition – partly because almost nobody is doing research on it, and I couldn’t find an appropriate supervisor.