2006, 280 pp., 13 halftones, 2 line drawings
0-8018-8490-X $20.00 (reg. $25.00) hardcover
"Destined to be a classic in human sexuality. A comprehensive guide to one of life's greatest pleasures. A must read!"
- Hilda Hutcherson
Author of What Your Mother Never Told You About Sex The Science of Orgasm
Barry R. Komisaruk, Carlos Beyer-Flores, and Beverly Whipple
This fascinating and comprehensive book is the first to explore the complex biological process behind orgasm. No topic is left unexplored, as the book describes the genitalia-brain connection, how the brain produces orgasms, how aging affects orgasm, and the effects of prescription medication, street drugs, hormones, disorders, and diseases.
"Of the many aspects of our sexuality, the unique experience of orgasm remains the most mysterious. This intriguing book sheds light on that mystery and reveals what is known and unknown about the orgasmic process. Anyone with an interest in sexuality should own this book."
- John Bancroft, The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction
"An intriguing read—that just might improve your health and change your life."
- Helen Fisher, author of Why We Love
"Well-written and enjoyable to read . . .With refreshing insights into what makes sexuality a healthy and pleasurable life process, this book belongs in the hands of anyone who wants to know more about this integral part of sexual health."
- David Satcher, 16th Surgeon General of the United States
Barry R. Komisaruk is a professor of psychology at Rutgers University. Carlos Beyer-Floresis head of the Laboratorio Tlaxcala in Mexico. Beverly Whipple is Professor Emerita at the College of Nursing, Rutgers University.