Menu

I am a content box for offcanvas navigation
I am a content box for offcanvas navigation
I am a content box for offcanvas navigation

Menu

Spotlighting Women's Orgasm

1h 35m

Jim Pfaus

Neuroscience Researcher & Psychologist
Trailer
Get AccessFull Video

Rate this product!

Content and aim: Why are female orgasms still shrouded in mystery?  Why does there continue to be an apparent dichotomy between clitoral and vaginal orgasms?  Are all orgasms the same?  Can all women experience them?  Must they serve an obvious reproductive purpose to be considered “valid”?  How do arousal and experience play a role in orgasm function and dysfunction?

This webinar will examine female orgasms from different perspectives: historical, subjective, and objective, and will take a neurobiological approach in humans and animal models to help understand what stimulation induces them, their typology, why they can be felt as localized or diffuse, and what they activate in the body and brain, anatomically and neurochemically. Their role in the induction of pleasure, intimacy, and preference, and the neuroendocrine reflexes that conditionally enhance pregnancy, will be highlighted.
Learning Objectives:

  1. To define orgasms subjectively and objectively.
  2. To understand the history of clitoral invalidation and revaluation.
  3. To understand the sensory role of the external and internal clitoris and cervix in orgasm.
  4. To examine the cardiovascular, spinal, supraspinal, and neuroendocrine circuitry of orgasm.
  5. To understand the role that arousal and experience play in orgasm function and dysfunction.

Produced in 2021

Jim Pfaus

Neuroscience Researcher & Psychologist
Lecturer

Jim Pfaus is a Professor of Neuroscience in the Department of Psychology and Life Sciences, Faculty of Humanities, at Charles University, Prague, and a senior researcher and director of the Laboratory of Sexual Neuroscience in the Center for Sexual Health and Intervention at the Czech National Institute of Mental Health in Klecany, Czech Republic.

Dr Pfaus got interested in the neurobiology of sex at an early age. For over 30 years, he has conducted extensive research into the brain mechanisms of sexual arousal, desire, pleasure, and inhibition, working with both laboratory rats and humans. This work has revealed how sexual experience alters these systems’ function, which has helped to identify potential pharmacological treatments for desire, arousal, and orgasm disorders. Dr Pfaus has authored over 220 peer-reviewed scientific papers and book chapters and has received numerous research awards. He is the current Editor-in-Chief of the journal Current Sexual Health Reports, Associate Editor of Sexual Medicine Reviews, is a past-president of the International Academy of Sex Research, and a fellow of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health.

Related Content

Raymond Rosen's Fundamental Contribution to Sexology (Part 1 & 2)

Spreading the message of Ellen Laan: In pursuit of sexual pleasure

Explaining the Sexual Tipping Point: A Guide to Enhance Your Sex Therapy Practice (Part 1 & 2)

Rosemary Basson's Fundamental Contribution to Female Sexuality (Part 1 & 2)

Mindfulness for Sex Therapy: Clinical Applications (Part 1 & 2)

Red Flag in Paraphilic Interests

Sexual Therapy and Borderline Personality Disorder

Facing Premature Ovarian Insufficiency

Stanley Althof's Fundamental Contribution to Sex Therapy

Sexual History Taking for Female Sexual Dysfunctions (Part 1 & 2)

Sexual History Taking for Male Sexual Dysfunctions (Part 1 & 2)

Making and Expecting a Baby: How to Prepare a Couple for the New Sexual Challenges (Part 1 & 2)

Management of Psychopharmachology for Sexual Function

Advances in Female Sexual Dysfunctions

From Literature to Clinical Practice: Which hints should sexologists take from evidence based medicine

Reaching a Precise Diagnosis in Female Sexual Dysfunctions

Advantages and Limitations of Using the Internet to Implement Research in Sexology

What Makes a Treatment Plan Successful in Female Genital Pain

The Interconnectedness of Sexual Arousal, Desire and Pleasure

How can Sex Survive Through Menopause

Treating Female Sexual Dysfunctions: Important Things I Have Learned in my Career

Clinical Management of Sexual Difficulties in Psychiatric Patients

Spotlighting Women's Orgasm

Genital Pain Disorder in Women

Female Sexual Arousal Disorder

Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder in Women