Challenge to article in London Daily Mail, 7 October 2014, "The Vaginal Orgasm Doesn't Exist--It's the Clitoris that Holds the Key to Female Pleasure Study Claims", by Madlen Davies.
Ok, Ladies, what were those researchers thinking when they decided that women can only experience ONE type of orgasm (clitoral)? Those women among us who experience orgasms from vaginal stimulation, and g-spot stimulation, as well as multiple other sensitive areas both genital (in the area of the vagina), non-genital and those who can be talked into an orgasm over the phone or can orgasm by just thinking about sex, should protest the conclusions of this medical study.
It was years ago that Dr. Komisaruk and Nurse PhD, Beverly Whipple, found the neurologic pathways by which women are able to orgasm. These discoveries gave women the "right" to talk about the different ways they could climax, and validate their experiences scientifically. How can it be that a "true" scientific study, such as the one cited by the London Daily Mail, could be so wrong? How could they overlook all of the tedious work done by the many doctors who have given women the knowledge of the multiple neurologic pathways leading to the brain, all of which can evoke an orgasm? Well, believe it or not, in any medical study the doctors who are doing the study can work with the numbers, or the results, until it says what they want it to say. Sounds unscientific? It is! Remember there are questions one should always consider about any "study": a. who is paying for it? B. what are they looking for? C. what is their agenda? D. how was their data selected and manipulated?
I wonder what this study is in service of and several ideas occur to me. It could merely be an effort by men to distort the truth that women are more capable of a wide range of orgasmic experiences than men. It could be a case of a true bias, when a preconceived idea is being affirmed irrespective of the evidence. It could be an effort in service of eliminating the option for a woman to complain about the loss of orgasmic capacity and the experience of sexual dysfunction which would allow them to limit insurance and government payments for such medical treatments, and finally, it could be an attempt to perpetuate the myth extant among medical researchers for years, that women are "just men with hormones!"
All women must be told that this study is flawed. Here are the facts: 1) women have many areas on their body that can be stimulated to provide an orgasm, even their brain, 2) The G-Spot does exist, 3) vaginal/cervical orgasms do exist, 4) each different area of sensitivity has a different neurologic pathway that leads to the brain, 5) women do ejaculate, 6) multiple orgasms are a reality, and most sexual dysfunction not related to sexual abuse, can be treated with increasing or replacing testosterone (yes, it is a female hormone).
A thirty-five- year old women came to my office for evaluation after a hysterectomy that preserved her ovaries. Immediately after her recovery from surgery she realised that she was unable to orgasm. Her clitoris was unaffected, and her hormones were normal, so what went wrong? Her cervix had been removed with her uterus! The nerves that accompany the uterine vessels had been severed in the surgery and she was left anorgasmic! I did help return her to normal, by helping her practice stimulation of the clitoris, breast and labia, and she finally was able to develop a different pathway for her orgasms. This is the best example I can give that the conclusion that women only have clitoral orgasms is false! From that day on I preserved the cervix in every hysterectomy I performed, and never had a patient complain of loss of any of their orgasms!
Ladies, if your sexual experience supports my findings, then you have all the proof you need. There is something terribly wrong with the study featured in the London Daily Mail. Remember, whenever a study contradicts your experience, then it is probably flawed, so don't let it harm your self-esteem. No one knows better than a woman, what is possible with female sexuality!
My information comes from two books by Komisaruk MD and Whipple RN PhD, Orgasm, and The Science of Orgasm, and are cited in our book, The Secret Female Hormone, How Testosterone Replacement Can Change Your Life. Women should always believe our sixth sense as well as what we know to be true!
Dr. Kathy C. Maupin MD
BioBalance Health Founder and Medical Director
Brett NewComb MA LPC
Co-authors of The Secret Female Hormone, Hay House 2014
Response to Madlyn Davies article in The London Daily Mail about the article in the Journal of Sexual Medicine February 2014