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  1. preying mantis
    preying mantis June 20, 2011 at 3:24 pm |

    Increased period of fertility? Didn’t they disprove the cervical upsuck hypothesis a while ago?

  2. Andie
    Andie June 20, 2011 at 3:35 pm |

    I question the methodology.. are we talking subjectively hot or those that fit the common accepted societal definition of hot?

    In other news, I’m not sure how I feel about Rick Mercer being in tune with my sexual activity.

  3. Azkyroth
    Azkyroth June 20, 2011 at 3:39 pm |

    Given how unnatural most modern concepts of “attractive” are, the “better genes” thing seems suspect…

  4. Macha
    Macha June 20, 2011 at 3:59 pm |

    If orgasms increased the chances of conception, it doesn’t make sense that most women can’t orgasm with vaginal intercourse. If a trait helped you reproduce, it would be passed on and it would be more prevalent in the population.

  5. thilardiel
    thilardiel June 20, 2011 at 4:13 pm |

    Okay, the “upsuck” theory has no weight. Orgasm does not increase fertility and someone who says it has scientific evidence/support is lying or can’t read the previous research. Ergo, even if we bought that hotness = better genes, hotness causing near simultaneous orgasm does NOT mean someone is more likely to get pregnant.

    Yay bad science!

  6. preying mantis
    preying mantis June 20, 2011 at 4:29 pm |

    The article doesn’t specifically say “upsuck,” but I don’t know what the fuck else she could be talking about with the “increased sperm retention” bit. Maybe there’s a new bullshit hypothesis about how vaginas hoard sperm in the g-spot, but only if there’s simultaneous orgasm? It probably doesn’t help that this article appears to be filed under “Whore$” “Dollars and Sex”

  7. Athenia
    Athenia June 20, 2011 at 5:55 pm |

    Heck, I imagine anyone would have more orgasms with someone they thought was really, really hot.

  8. andrea
    andrea June 20, 2011 at 6:21 pm |

    Athenia:
    Heck, I imagine anyone would have more orgasms with someone they thought was really, really hot.

    Maybe but “Really, Really Hot” doesn’t equal Awesome at Sex.

  9. Hugo
    Hugo June 20, 2011 at 6:50 pm |

    Someone is still peddling the female-orgasm-leads-to-womb-contractions-that-hurry-sperm-along-towards-the-ovum nonsense? The fact that the clitoris is located in easy reach of most women’s fingers and isn’t somewhere near the cervix suggests that its reproductive function is limited at best….

    Why can’t pleasure itself be an evolutionary function?

  10. Comrade Kevin
    Comrade Kevin June 20, 2011 at 7:22 pm |

    Ah, the sweet sound of unsubstantiated generalizations.

  11. JetGirl
    JetGirl June 20, 2011 at 8:04 pm |

    Why not?

  12. Li
    Li June 20, 2011 at 8:59 pm |

    andrea: Maybe but “Really, Really Hot” doesn’t equal Awesome at Sex.

    But Awesome at Sex may equal Really, Really Hot.

  13. Nahida
    Nahida June 20, 2011 at 10:06 pm |

    I’ve had orgasms in my sleep, but I’ve never had sex.

    Take that, evolution.

  14. rayuela23
    rayuela23 June 20, 2011 at 10:12 pm |

    Nahida:
    I’ve had orgasms in my sleep, but I’ve never had sex.

    Take that, evolution.

    Here, have an internet.

  15. andrea
    andrea June 20, 2011 at 10:57 pm |

    Li: But Awesome at Sex may equal Really, Really Hot.

    This, I cannot argue with.

  16. norbizness
    norbizness June 21, 2011 at 8:15 am |

    This must have appeared in close proximity to that summit of scientists who said that the oceans are dying hundreds of years ahead of schedule.

  17. MacaroniGalaxy
    MacaroniGalaxy June 21, 2011 at 8:42 am |

    andrea: Maybe but “Really, Really Hot” doesn’t equal Awesome at Sex.

    Well no, but assuming “skill level” is equal or at least sufficiently close to it, it seems reasonable that having a partner one is more strongly attracted to in the first place may be a nontrivial contributing factor to overall enjoyment.

  18. Christina
    Christina June 21, 2011 at 10:53 am |

    I like the way the male orgasm is the goal post that women must match in order to have “better timing.” Would this ever be framed the other way around? Do men ever have to match the woman’s orgasm in order to increase the chances of fertility? If a woman is attractive or feminine looking, does a man orgasm either right before or at the same time as his partner in order to increase the chances of fertility?

  19. Sheelzebub
    Sheelzebub June 21, 2011 at 11:03 am |

    preying mantis:
    Increased period of fertility?Didn’t they disprove the cervical upsuck hypothesis a while ago?

    I don’t know, but cervical upsuck hypothesis would be an AWESOME name for a punk band.

  20. Ellie
    Ellie June 21, 2011 at 12:06 pm |

    andrea: Maybe but “Really, Really Hot” doesn’t equal Awesome at Sex.

    Maybe it doesn’t work that way, but Awesome at Sex can equal Really, Really Hot in my book.

  21. Ellie
    Ellie June 21, 2011 at 12:08 pm |

    Li: But Awesome at Sex may equal Really, Really Hot.

    haha I should have read the rest of the comments first before I accidentally said exactly the same thing. Sigh.

  22. Athenia
    Athenia June 21, 2011 at 9:11 pm |

    andrea: Maybe but “Really, Really Hot” doesn’t equal Awesome at Sex.

    I dunno. I believe in the Art of Anticipation. If you’re really eager to bang the person that you think is super hot, there’s an extra something something there. This, of course, can work with anyone and not just the super hot.

  23. StartledOctopus
    StartledOctopus June 21, 2011 at 9:33 pm |

    Azkyroth:
    Given how unnatural most modern concepts of “attractive” are, the “better genes” thing seems suspect…

    And how variable people find attractiveness…it’s not like there’s ever been a beautiful creature with bad genes…oh wait, cheetahs. But in our society “attractive” apparently equals “good genes” because who would want to be anything else? NVM about the diseases/exploding appendix/etc….

  24. Blacky
    Blacky June 22, 2011 at 6:10 am |

    Nahida:
    I’ve had orgasms in my sleep, but I’ve never had sex.

    Take that, evolution.

    Unless you reproduce, evolution won’t mind.

  25. ACG
    ACG June 24, 2011 at 11:29 am |

    Sheelzebub: I don’t know, but cervical upsuck hypothesis would be an AWESOME name for a punk band.

    We will start this band, and I will play the triangle.

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