Comments on: Brain Sex in Men and Women – From Arousal to Orgasm http://brainblogger.com/2014/05/20/brain-sex-in-men-and-women-from-arousal-to-orgasm/ Health and Science Blog Covering Brain Topics Fri, 03 Oct 2014 11:30:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 By: Carla Clark http://brainblogger.com/2014/05/20/brain-sex-in-men-and-women-from-arousal-to-orgasm/#comment-884500 Fri, 30 May 2014 10:28:00 +0000 http://brainblogger.com/?p=16567#comment-884500 Haha the biologist within is always waying up the nature/nurture ratio in the background. And great on picking up on the plasticity angle, as years go by, and as the research literature develops, the power experience can have over genetic predisposition never fails to astound me.

Perhaps you have seen or would be interested in documentaries about societies where sexual norms and/or gender roles more familiar to the majority of
the world are turned on their head such as the Zo’e tribe of Brazil or the Chambri of Papua New Guinea? It would be fascinating and enlightening to see how
sexual appetite is affected across genders in such societies!

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By: Carla Clark http://brainblogger.com/2014/05/20/brain-sex-in-men-and-women-from-arousal-to-orgasm/#comment-884499 Fri, 30 May 2014 09:33:00 +0000 http://brainblogger.com/?p=16567#comment-884499 Hi Danielle, thanks for the comments and the amazing work you and your center do for women!

“Their mind is in one place, their body in another, and experiencing sexual pleasure feels impossible to experience.” I was wondering if you teach mindfulness techniques to your patients in the treatment of sexual arousal disorders? I have heard of Dr. Brotto, but I am not aware of how widespread the practice has become.

Here is to more research focusing on the mind-brain-body connection and sex. Sexology research is finally breaking free of taboo…in fact, are there any sexology research groups in NY? A quick Google wasn’t very fruitful.

Thanks again Danielle!

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By: Danielle Cooper http://brainblogger.com/2014/05/20/brain-sex-in-men-and-women-from-arousal-to-orgasm/#comment-884496 Wed, 28 May 2014 18:55:00 +0000 http://brainblogger.com/?p=16567#comment-884496 GREAT article.

We are center in NYC called the Medical Center for Female Sexuality and really appreciated this. We are constantly having discussions with our patients on what is going in their heads during sexual activity; the brain is obviously not separate from the body but for some women it feels as though it is. Their mind is in one place, their body in another, and experiencing sexual pleasure feels impossible to experience.

Your article brings important questions and fuels essential discussion, especially for those of us in the sexual health field. Thank you!

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By: onergk69 http://brainblogger.com/2014/05/20/brain-sex-in-men-and-women-from-arousal-to-orgasm/#comment-884495 Wed, 28 May 2014 17:24:00 +0000 http://brainblogger.com/?p=16567#comment-884495 Carla,
With out a doubt, enculturation plays a significant role in our biopsychosexual development!
So, it serves as a critical intermediary factor. And no doubt, that life experiences becomes encoded in neural pathways inc. significant neural networks, ah, the brain’s amazing plasticity. I am not really aware of the specific literature in this regard.

And certainly the males in many cultures are expected to be voracious in sexual appetite. The dark side of this is the fact that the vast majority of sexual predators are male.

Rich

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By: Carla Clark http://brainblogger.com/2014/05/20/brain-sex-in-men-and-women-from-arousal-to-orgasm/#comment-884494 Wed, 28 May 2014 11:01:00 +0000 http://brainblogger.com/?p=16567#comment-884494 Hi Rich,

Apologies, my reply seems to have disappeared…great comments! It is fantastic to hear that the current neurological research and conclusive ideas are in-line with the current clinical literature for treatment of sexual problems.

You have had my brain ticking since I last read your comment. I have been pondering on the extent to which societal pressures are at the root of this disparity in sexual appetite, seeing as many cultures around the world where large or adventurous sexual appetites in women are viewed negatively and socially discouraged. Have you read any research in the area?

Thanks again for the great thought-provoking questions!

Carla

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By: Sammy Sose http://brainblogger.com/2014/05/20/brain-sex-in-men-and-women-from-arousal-to-orgasm/#comment-884474 Wed, 21 May 2014 18:04:00 +0000 http://brainblogger.com/?p=16567#comment-884474 Hi Rich, I would love to hear more on the problems that happen with gay couples (male) and what to do to temper the disparity in sexual appetites? Thank you. – Sammy

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By: onergk69 http://brainblogger.com/2014/05/20/brain-sex-in-men-and-women-from-arousal-to-orgasm/#comment-884473 Wed, 21 May 2014 15:35:00 +0000 http://brainblogger.com/?p=16567#comment-884473 Carla,
Very interesting article. I teach a grad course on clinical treatment of sexual problems. Indeed, the objective (brain) experience is congruent across the genders, tho the subjective components do vary to some extent w/ women more tuned to the context than men. And, across sexual orientations there exists more commonality than differences when problems arise. The most common complaint is disparities of sexual appetite between the couple!
Thank you for this article,
Rich

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