Brain Activation during Sexual Arousal and Orgasm in Women

Prof. Barry Komisaruk Ph.D.

Women diagnosed with complete spinal cord injury (SCI) at T10 or higher reported sensations generated by vaginal-cervical mechanical self-stimulation(VCSS). Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), we have observed brain responses to sexual arousal and orgasm in these women, and propose that the afferent pathway for this unexpected perception is provided by the Vagus nerves, which bypass the spinal cord.

 

 

Conflict of Interest: None disclosed
Financial Support/Funding: New Jersey Commission On Spinal Cord Research
Sydney Australia, April 2007

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Prof. Barry Komisaruk Ph.D.

Dept. Psychology, Rutgers, The State University of NJ, Dept. Radiology, University Medicine and Dentistry NJ, Newark, NJ, U.S.A.

Co-authors: Beverley Whipple, Professor Emerita, Rutgers, The State University of NJ. USA
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