Evolutionary explanations for sexual behavior and orgasm most often posit facilitating reproduction as the primary function i. Other reproductive benefits of sexual pleasure and orgasm such as improved bonding of parents have also been discussed but not thoroughly. Although sex is known to be highly reinforcing, behaviorist principles are rarely invoked alongside evolutionary psychology in order to account for human sexual and social behavior. In this paper, I will argue that intense sexual pleasure, especially orgasm, can be understood as a primary reinforcer shaped by evolution to reinforce behavior that facilitates reproductive success i. Next, I will describe an evolutionary account of social shaping. In particular, I will focus on how humans evolved to use orgasm and sexual arousal to shape the social behavior and emotional states of others through both classical and operant conditioning and through both reproductive and non-reproductive forms of sexual behavior. Finally, I will describe how orgasm is a signal of sensitivity to reinforcement that is itself reinforcing. Imagine the pleasure of seeing a cute, happy baby; sitting in the warm sunshine; eating something fatty and sugary; or getting relieved of a few minutes of low-voltage intermittent shocks. You would likely estimate the pleasure of orgasm as greater than any of these things.
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Women and men may not develop fetishes in the same manner. Scientific research has shown that there are many similarities between the two sexes with respect to how fetishes develop. Interestingly, it has also revealed a few interesting sex-dependent differences.
Please refresh the page and retry. I t seems hardly a week goes by without another study claiming to know the truth about the female orgasm. Researchers at Yale Biology Institute have found that orgasms help apes ovulate, but play no part in the human reproductive cycle. That we now finally know why women have been gifted with clitorises, and why biology allows them to have a few fleeting seconds of pleasure. The science speaks for itself. The factual origins of the orgasm and its changes through evolution are quite simply that: facts. W hile male orgasms are seen as relatively simple, female orgasms are the complex, mysterious and fascinating physical phenomenon that scientists have laboured to understand — and may finally have cracked.