July 21, 2008 |
When in 1950 Dr. Ernst Grafenberg described finding a surprisingly sensitive spot inside the vagina near the urethra, he made the process seem so foolproof. A medical article detailed his effortless demonstrations of the existence of this "distinct erotogenic zone" -- and the not-unexpected consequences of stimulating such a zone -- in his own patients. Anyone with a vagina could surely do the same for herself. Well, perhaps it was that easy for him.
April 25, 2012 |
Like so many explorers before him, Dr. Adam Ostrzenski has long dreamed of finding a piece of elusive territory with a reputation for near-mythic powers. Ostrzenski's quarry is the G spot, the long-conjectured trigger for enhancing female orgasm. And in an article published Wednesday by the Journal of Sexual Medicine, the semi-retired Florida gynecologist declared that he had found it. To do so, Ostrzenski conducted a postmortem examination of an 83-year-old woman in Warsaw Medical University's Department of Forensic Medicine.
February 11, 2008 |
AS they seek to document and demystify one of life's great thrills, scientists have run across some real head-scratchers. How, for example, can they explain the fact that some men and women who are paralyzed and numb below the waist are able to have orgasms? How to explain the "orgasmic auras" that can descend at the onset of epileptic seizures -- sensations so pleasurable they prompt some patients to refuse antiseizure medication? And how on Earth to explain the case of the amputee who felt his orgasms centered in that missing foot?
April 26, 2012 |
A science teacher at an intermediate school in Oxnard was fired after students claimed to have seen her in a porn movie. No one asked why children were watching porn movies. ALSO: Clear the tracks, Beverly Hills Photo gallery: Ted Rall cartoons Doctor finds the G spot -- in Poland For more from Ted Rall, visit tedrall.com or follow him on Twitter: @TedRall .
May 28, 1998 |
A new '40s-style supper club is in the works at the old Sanctuary on Robertson. Owners Stephen Noriega and Ken Barnoski have big plans for the Art Deco "Pazanga," where waitresses will wear evening gowns and old movies will be projected over a waterfall. Hard to picture, but Noriega promises it will be "fabulous." . . . A little birdie says "Grand Ville's" boy wonder Rick Calamaro is co-hosting something new and very poolside at the Argyle on Saturdays. . . .