Whenever Dr. Isis has any type of respiratory infection, she turns to her old friend Nyquil. And tonight, that was the source of shenanigans.
You see, around 8 pm Dr. Isis took a
Turns out the "s" in "ScienceBlogs" is actually quite important because there is a scienceblog dot com. And on the front page of the lesser science blogging webpage, she found this article. For those of you too lazy to click the link, here an excerpt:
Female orgasm ability related to walking style
A new study found that trained sexologists could infer a woman's history of vaginal orgasm by observing the way she walks. The study is published in the September 2008 issue of The Journal of Sexual Medicine, the official journal of the International Society for Sexual Medicine and the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health.
Led by Stuart Brody of the University of the West of Scotland in collaboration with colleagues in Belgium, the study involved 16 female Belgian university students. Subjects completed a questionnaire on their sexual behavior and were then videotaped from a distance while walking in a public place. The videotapes were rated by two professors of sexology and two research assistants trained in the functional-sexological approach to sexology, who were not aware of the women's orgasmic history.
The results showed that the appropriately trained sexologists were able to correctly infer vaginal orgasm through watching the way the women walked over 80 percent of the time. Further analysis revealed that the sum of stride length and vertebral rotation was greater for the vaginally orgasmic women. "This could reflect the free, unblocked energetic flow from the legs through the pelvis to the spine," the authors note.
Figure 1: Research subject #1 from Dr. Brody's study
The researchers make the following conclusion:
Although small, this study highlights the potential for multiple therapies such as expressive arts therapy incorporating movement and physical therapy focusing on the pelvic floor.
These guys are freakin' geniuses.
Figure 2: Investigators prepare to do field research
Here's what I get from these articles:
1) These professors trained themselves as "sexologists" to watch female students strut their stuff and predict the frequency with which these women orgasm.
2) They propose that the women who do not regularly orgasm through vaginal stimulation are in need of "expressive arts therapy incorporating movement and physical therapy focusing on the pelvic floor."
Had I been reviewing this paper, I would have asked the following questions in my review:
1) Haven't male professors been doing this for years? Do you really need "special training" to do it? Was there a line in your budget for beer?
2) Are you proposing to offer the "physical therapy?"
3) "Expressive arts therapy incorporating movement?"
Video 1: Expressive arts therapy incorporating movement. This is not Dr. Isis although she kind of wishes it were because this gal is pretty amazing. Dr. Isis is now considering remodeling her garage.