Scientific Proof that Vaginal Stimulation Can Alleviate Chronic Pain?
Yes and much more information for all you #ScienceNerds!
I love diving into scientific research – especially when it is about sex! If you love to learn about sexual response too, then you will enjoy my conversation with Dr. Barry Komisaruk. We discuss a lot of fascinating discoveries including:
- How Vaginal Stimulation Relieves Pain
- How Nipple Stimulation Arouses the Genitals in all Genders
- How Women with Spinal Cord Injuries Can Experience Orgasms
- Why Orgasms Could be a Way to Avoid Dementia
This interview comes with a friendly warning. Yes, we talk about sexual anatomy in plain terms. But that’s not the warning. After all this IS The Shame Free Zone. What I AM warning you about is that Dr. Komisaruk shares the details of his research and sometimes that involved animal experiments that are not always pleasant to hear about.
I LOVE animals and go out of my way to purchase #CrueltyFree products. I am also a #Vegan. But when it comes to helping alleviate suffering for humans, I can be spacious around some animal experiments. In this case the animals used were rodents. And to be clear, I LOVE rodents. So you were warned. And now the choice is yours. If you are a cisgender female who has a spinal cord injury or chronic pain, I am encouraging you to watch this interview because I truly believe Dr. Komisaruk’s research could change your life for the better. Will you let me know if this information is helpful for you?
More about Dr. Barry Komisark: Barry R. Komisaruk, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor and Co-Author of The Science of Orgasm Rutgers University Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor Adjunct Professor, Department of Radiology, Director, NIH Minority Biomedical Research Support Program at Rutgers-Newark Ph.D, Rutgers University Rutgers University – Newark Research Interests : We are identifying the brain regions that respond to genital stimulation to generate orgasm in women and men, and the neural pathways by which genital stimulation gains access to the brain via the spinal cord and vagus nerves. We study the neural basis and therapies for genital-related pathologies including persistent genital arousal disorder, orgasmic pain. We study sexual response after spinal cord injury and also the neural basis of genital stimulation-induced pain blockage. While most of our research involves functional MRI of the brain in humans, we also perform parallel pharmacological and hormonal studies in laboratory rats.
Selected Recent Publications: Komisaruk, B.R., Beyer-Flores, C., and Whipple, B. (2006) The Science of Orgasm. Baltimore, The Johns Hopkins University Press, 358 pages. Komisaruk, B.R., Whipple, B., Nasserzadeh, S., and Beyer-Flores, C. (2010) The Orgasm Answer Guide. Baltimore, The Johns Hopkins University Press, in preparation.