Theory

The most popular theory, although soundly debunked for years, has been Freud's notion that sexual maturity in a woman requires that she give up clitoral sensitivity for vaginal responsiveness. Thus, women who could not achieve orgasm with penile thrusting alone were considered neurotic. Masters and Johnson's psychophysiological research clearly demonstrated that no distinction can be made between vaginal and clitoral orgasms, and that the sensitivity of clitoral/vaginal neuropathways naturally varied among women.

Fisher(50) characterized anorgasmic women as having an increased need to control situations involving high arousal where they might lose control. He believed these women were defending against disappointments with their fathers, which was transferred to their current love object. Although clinicians may question the psychodynamic basis for Fisher's conclusions, none the less many concur that the 'fear of losing control' constitutes a major issue underlying anorgasmia. Other psychological explanations include fear of impregnation, guilt regarding sexual impulses, fear of rejection by one's partner, and fear of vaginal damage by penile thrusting.

The strength and tone of a woman's pubococcygeus muscle has been proposed as a contributing factor in the development of anorgasmia. However, psychophysiological research has demonstrated that the correlation between pubococcygeus muscle tone and orgasmic capacity is low. For some women it is possible that focusing on increasing the tone and strength of the pubococcygeus muscle may idiosyncratically improve their orgasmic ability by eliminating outside distractions.(51>

Funny Wiring Autism

Funny Wiring Autism

Autism is a developmental disorder that manifests itself in early childhood and affects the functioning of the brain, primarily in the areas of social interaction and communication. Children with autism look like other children but do not play or behave like other children. They must struggle daily to cope and connect with the world around them.

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