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Clin Anat. 2015 Apr;28(3):339-54. doi: 10.1002/ca.22495. Epub 2014 Dec 15.

Recreation and procreation: A critical view of sex in the human female.

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Sexual Physiology Laboratory, Porterbrook Clinic, Sheffield, S11 9BF, England.


This review deals critically with many aspects of the functional genital anatomy of the human female in relation to inducing sexual arousal and its relevance to procreation and recreation. Various controversial problems are discussed including: the roles of clitorally versus coitally induced arousal and orgasm in relation to the health of women, the various sites of induction of orgasm and the difficulty women find in specifically identifying them because of "'ambiguity problems" and "genital site pareidolia," the cervix and sexual arousal, why there are so many sites for arousal, why multiple orgasms occur, genital reflexes and coitus, the sites of arousal and their representation in the brain, and identifying aspects and functions of the genitalia with appropriate new nomenclature.


G-spot; cervix; evolution; genital orgasms; genital reflexes; genital site pareidolia; internal and external clitoris; just-so stories; periurethral glans; typology of orgasms; urethral emissions; vaginal tenting

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