Re: Evolutionary purpose

J. Moore (
Thu, 5 Oct 95 14:30:00 -0500

My> I'm in the process of writing an article on the evolution of female
My> orgasm.

My> As may have been pointed out earlier in this thread, the female
My> "upsucks" the pool of sperm in the upper vagina during female uterine
My> muscle contractions during her orgasm.
My> Evidence for this was readily available in the 1960s. There was an
My> exchange in the British Medical Journal in 1967 in which doctors
My> speculated that there must be some uterine suction generated during
My> female orgasm. One doctor found a condom in a patient's cervical canal
My> after her body had pulled it from her lover during orgasm (?!) ...
My> Bryant
My> UNM Biology

But of course actual measurements, as opposed to idle speculation,
demonstrate that uterine contractions during orgasm are explusive
rather than providing suction.

There's one of theose "ugly fact" thingies again...

Jim Moore (

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