New book says female orgasms serve no evolutionary function at all

There’s a cruel old joke that has circulated among smoke filled back rooms around the country for years:

Q: How can you tell when a woman has an orgasm?

A: Who cares?

Well, one woman named Dr. Elisabeth A. Lloyd cares, because she’s written a book entitled, “The Case of the Female Orgasm: Bias in the Science of Evolution“. She concluded that the female orgasm has “no evolutionary function whatsoever”, and that it’s “just for fun.”

I’d beg to differ. I think the female orgasm has tremendous evolutionary function. Let’s face it, most of us guys are pretty ugly beings. Nice suits, grooming, deoderant and cologne can separate men from each other to some degree, but get our clothes off and we’re all Abe Vigoda. With that in mind, if there was nothing in it for the woman, no “reward”, they wouldn’t get within 500 yards of a naked guy. As a result, the human race would, pardon the expression, “peter out.”

Dr. Lloyd’s research on female orgasms didn’t look into the magical effects of jewelry, either. They don’t call it “Spanish flies for rich guys” for nothing. It sounds as if the good Doctor didn’t do her homework, so I’ll not be reading the book.

Author: Doug Powers

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