Why can’t women get to endure a pleasurable medical test?
I’m speaking, of course, about those instances where men have to provide a semen sample to be medically tested (heh. Typed “testes” first. How apropos…). For example, after having a vasectomy, guys get to jerk off for their doctors. (Or by their doctors, if it’s the “plot” of a horrible porn film.) But this is a legitimate, required medical situation. Watching porn or looking at dirty magazines and getting off on it. This led me to ask the question: why don’t women get to orgasm for science?
Before you start clamoring at me, yes, I am aware of the medical “procedures” done way back in Victorian times to treat women for “hysteria” (here’s a neat link to information on that), but that was then. What about now? Now we mainly get poked, prodded and squeezed (mammograms could be more fun, too) in very uncomfortable, embarrassing ways, in the name of medicine.
In terms of good-health prescriptions, there are suggestions out there that orgasms are beneficial to our wellbeing, too. Oxytocin and DHEA hormones that are released during orgasm may have protective effects against cancer and heart disease, and the endorphins help with relaxation and sleep problems, and reducing stress levels. (Could you imagine the stress levels of the world if everyone got off more regularly? Like pot, but without the munchies.)
(An aside: wouldn’t that be a GREAT Rx to receive from your doc? Have two orgasms and call me in the morning. Heh.)
I realize this topic could go on forever and delve deeper into the whole of human sexuality, but I’m not going to do that. I think I’ll just sit back and wait for the day that the doctor says, “Okay, I think we should test for XYZ, and for that you’ll need to bring yourself to orgasm.”
Or for the announcement from the AMA/CMA: An orgasm a day keeps the doctor away. Heh.
I don’t think I’ll ask what you’ll be doing tonight, in the name of science and good health. *nudge, nudge, wink, wink*