Why do women orgasm? Study reveals more clues

US researchers report stronger evidence it is linked to copulation-induced ovulation

More clues to the “intriguing” existence of the female orgasm have been unearthed in a series of experiments that saw rabbits being put on SSRIs, US researchers report.

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The findings suggest that the human female orgasm harks back to a time when ovulation was triggered by copulation.

Today, some mammals – including rabbits, cats, and camels – display copulation-induced ovulation (CIO). But humans don’t.

The researchers hypothesised that if the neuro-endocrine mechanisms underlying human female orgasm evolved

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