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26 July 2006

The Female Orgasm: History and Amazing Facts

Most likely, humans have always had an interest in orgasms. The male orgasm appears at first blush to be fairly simple and uncomplicated. A man cannot easily fake orgasm, since the proof is in the . . . . well, you know.

The female orgasm has always seemed more mysterious. Did she come? Did she not? Did she come? ... and so on. Sometimes even the woman herself is not completely certain of the answer, which is a shame if I say so myself. A woman's orgasm may even center upon more than one location.

Anyway, here are some historical facts about the female orgasm:

# Long ago, in the 4th century B.C., the great Hippocrates believed that the fetus was a result of female pleasure. Therefore, in order to procreate a woman must always be kept sexually satisfied.
# In the same century however, the nemesis of the female orgasm, Aristotle, disagreed with Hippocrates. He suggested that only the man’s semen was fertile, and that a woman had no role in the procreative process. So, female sexual pleasure was quickly looked down upon.
# This mentality continued well into the Middle Ages. Throughout these centuries the Church advocated the repression of female sexuality. It promoted chastity, abstinence, female isolation.
# By the 18th century the female condition was no better, but it was believed that the female orgasm was necessary for reproduction. Yet, women were still encouraged to repress their sexual desires, and simply fulfill the needs of their husbands.
# One horrible day in the 19th century, female pleasure was banned, and the husband was forewarned never to waken his wife’s sexual desires.
# During this time, manuals on the subject were written for young brides experiencing sex for the first time. Such manuals instructed that a young lady should “lie perfectly still and never under any circumstances grunt or groan while the act is in progress” (From “The Madison Institute Newsletter”, Fall 1894).
# Then one day, in the years following the Second World War (1945), something happened – female sexuality was slowly starting to make its way back into society…
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Of course, female pleasure has never been banned in the western world, although feminists who look back on Victorian England and New England often like to make that claim. But if they were honest (which would probably kill them), they would look to the muslim world to find a place where female pleasure had truly been banned. Clitoridectomies? Honour killings for looking at a strage male? What kind of primitive anti-sexuality is this? Although that type of barbarism is dominant in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Pakistan and other repressed states, fortunately it is less common in Qatar, UAE, Turkey, and the more relaxed muslim nations.

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