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I believe I saw this a few months ago. Isn't this the one that discusses the fact that women have penis's (but are on the inside). And a woman volunteers to watch porn while hooked up to machines so they can test her level of stimulation? I believe they were trying to link something that happens in chemical levels in the brain as you get older to womens decreased sexual drive as they get older in hopes of coming up with some kind of pill to eleviate the problem.
 

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I think I saw this one a couple of years ago, or maybe that was one on TLC...

Not to change the subject, but has anyone else ever read Natalie Angier's book, Woman: An Intimate Geography? It made for a pretty neat spin through a book. I think I picked it up on the sale table for something like $4. Anyhow, one of the neatest pieces of info I remember from that book is that the male sperm has about 20some cells as opposed to the female egg having about 4600. Also, the clitoris has about 8000ish nerve fibers, double the nerve fibers in the penis. OH YEAH.
 

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You know, I always thought that a clitoris and a penis had the some amount of nerve endings. I've wondered how men could even walk down the street, and not fall down into convulsions from their penises rubbing against their underwear. Thanks for that tidbit, you learn something new everyday.
 

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There is a small hood of skin that surrounds and covers the clitoris, it protects the clitoris from being overly stimulated all the time. Go take a look. Pull the skin back and touch the tip gently to see what happens.
 

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" the male sperm has about 20some cells as opposed to the female egg having about 4600."

???? A sperm and an egg are each a single cell.

"You know, I always thought that a clitoris and a penis had the some amount of nerve endings. I've wondered how men could even walk down the street, and not fall down into convulsions from their penises rubbing against their underwear. Thanks for that tidbit, you learn something new everyday."

Among the reason are that we have a prepuce, or "foreskin" that covers the super-sensitive glans, much like the clitoral hood covers the clitoris. I'm not sure, but it might be a homolgous organ, the way the clitoris is homologous to the penis. Another reason is the brain doesn't process all the signals it gets from sensory receptors, the same way, all the time. Another is things like hormones, from endocrine glands, circulating in the bloodsteam, and flooding thru the synapes between the sensory receptors and the afferent nerve-endings, and influencing how many of the nerve-endings get a sufficient signal to send a spike potential along the nerve. Synaptic facilitation i think it's called.

although the normal glans is very senstivie, and if it wasn't covered by the foreskin, men would often suffer from "too much information" -- the circumcised glans has had so many sensory receptors and nerve ending killed off during surgery, that men with circumcised penises can manage alright, without sensory overload, despite the absence of a protective prepuce.

I think about 2/3 of the sensory receptors are killed off by male ritual genital surgery.
 

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Actually, the show that I was talking about shows more things like how sex used to be in society (much more open) and about how men and women differ...what one sex is better at than another etc. I have missed most of it though, unfortunately...my husband has been telling me about it. (Men are better car parkers, for example)

The parts that I have seen have had nothing to do with "the act"
 
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