Neural Bases of Genital- and Non-genital-elicited Orgasms

Evidence from research and other sources is cited of orgasms elicited by imagery, stimulation of nipple, lips, mouth, anus, rectum, prostate and other body regions, in phantom limbs, during sleep, in response to brain and spinal cord stimulation, during childbirth, modulated by, and in response to, certain drugs and in relation to epileptic seizures. A concept of generalized neurological orgasmic processes involving recruitment, peak excitement and resolution is presented, of which genital orgasm is considered to be a special case

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About Dr. Barry Komisaruk

Barry R. Komisaruk: Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Rutgers University-Newark. BS Biology CUNY 1961; PhD Psychobiology Rutgers University 1965; Postdoc Neuroendocrinology UCLA1966. Program Director NIH-NIGMS-MORE Division 2001-2004. Research: Brain regions activated during orgasm in women; Vagus nerves convey genital sensation in women with complete spinal cord injury; phenomenon and mechanism of vaginal stimulation-produced analgesia; Tarlov cyst-induced Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD). Publications: 170+ research articles, 170+ conference abstracts, 4 books, including “The Science of Orgasm,” in 7 languages; mentored doctoral dissertations of 26 PhDs and 21 postdoctoral scholars.