My guest today is Dr. Nicole Prause, a licensed psychologist and sex researcher who founded the sexual biotechnology company Liberos. She is a former Kinsey Institute trainee and has published an extensive body of research on the neuroscience and psychophysiology of sex.
Some of the topics we explore in this episode include:
- What technology do you need to study orgasms scientifically?
- Orgasms have both a physiological and a psychological component—but they don’t always line up in the same way for everyone. So what does it mean when someone experiences one but not the other?
- What does it actually mean to have multiple orgasms? Are we talking back-to-back orgasms with continued sexual stimulation? Can you take breaks? How much time can pass between each orgasm for it to count as “multiple?”
- Is there really a gender difference in the ability to have multiple orgasms? (The answer may surprise you!)
- Some people get sick every time they orgasm. What causes this post-orgasmic illness syndrome?
- Are there really different “types” of orgasms, or are all orgasms technically the same process?
- What happens inside the brain during an orgasm?
- For people who have trouble orgasming, what can they do about it?
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