Saturday, June 26, 2010

Science And The Wiggle In Her Walk

Science gets into some pretty interesting stuff. One wonders if the authors of this paper, when they took that first BIO-101 survey course, knew that they would someday be trained professionals watching videotapes of Belgian women walking down the street, then guessing about their history of vaginal orgasm.

In the sample of healthy young Belgian women (half of whom were vaginally orgasmic), history of vaginal orgasm (triggered solely by penile-vaginal intercourse) was diagnosable at far better than chance level (81.25% correct, Fisher's Exact Test P < 0.05) by appropriately trained sexologists. Clitoral orgasm history was unrelated to both ratings and to vaginal orgasm history. Exploratory analyses suggest that greater pelvic and vertebral rotation and stride length might be characteristic of the gait of women who have experienced vaginal orgasm (r = 0.51, P < 0.05). CONCLUSIONS: The discerning observer may infer women's experience of vaginal orgasm from a gait that comprises fluidity, energy, sensuality, freedom, and absence of both flaccid and locked muscles.

Well, we all knew that, of course. (Cough). Somewhat more surprising, however, is the fact that this fascinating research was carried out by scientists at the Catholic University of Leuven, in Belgium. One cannot help but wonder what kind of religious instruction was offered to the team to prepare them for what must surely have been a spiritually dangerous assignment.

One final note on the University: it is scheduled this year to couple hook-up merge with the Facultés Universitaires Catholiques de Mons, better known in the region by its acronym - FUCAM.

h/t to Throbbin
Crossposted from Stageleft

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