Re: Evolutionary purpose of female orgasm.

Rod Hagen (
1 Oct 1995 01:21:47 GMT

In article <44ao1i$>, (eric
strayer) wrote:

> But the question about the order of orgasms is interesting.
> It needs, however, to be contextualized in a pre-missionary
> manner. I doubt that pre-historical people had the same
> considerations as we do now for sharing pleasure. Maybe a
> real anthropologist can fill in the blanks here (I'm a
> socy, not an anthro).

Interesting choice of words, "pre-missionary"! The anthropological
literature seems to suggest that the missionaries, if anything, pushed the
"sharing pleasure" process out of the picture. Writers such as Berndt have
frequently commented on the fact that indigenous groups saw the
"missionary position" as problematic primarily because it reduced female

Rod Hagen
Hurstbridge, Victoria, Australia