The Functions of the Orgasms: The Highways to Transcendence

Michel Odent

The Functions of the Orgasms: The Highways to Transcendence

Fetus ejection reflex', 'milk ejection reflex', 'sperm ejection reflex', 'orgasmogenic cocktail'...These are examples of terms used by Michel Odent in his study of the ecstatic/orgasmic states associated with different episodes of human sexual life. This book about male and female orgasms is an opportunity to convince anyone that humanity is at a turning point. Due to the improved technique of medically assisted conceptions and cesareans, the advances in anesthesiology and pharmacology, and the development of the food industry, women can now conceive a baby, give birth and feed their infant without relying on the release of 'cocktails of love hormones'. Human intelligence and ingenuity have made love hormones redundant. Let us think long-term, says Michel Odent, and let us raise questions in terms of civilisation. As he sees it, the future of humanity is at stake. 4.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
The Functions of the Orgasms: The Highways to Transcendence

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Classification Non-fiction
Genre Sex & Sexuality
Format Paperback
Pages
RRP £7.99
Date of Publication January 2009
ISBN 978-1905177189
Publisher Pinter & Martin Ltd.
 

Fetus ejection reflex', 'milk ejection reflex', 'sperm ejection reflex', 'orgasmogenic cocktail'...These are examples of terms used by Michel Odent in his study of the ecstatic/orgasmic states associated with different episodes of human sexual life. This book about male and female orgasms is an opportunity to convince anyone that humanity is at a turning point. Due to the improved technique of medically assisted conceptions and cesareans, the advances in anesthesiology and pharmacology, and the development of the food industry, women can now conceive a baby, give birth and feed their infant without relying on the release of 'cocktails of love hormones'. Human intelligence and ingenuity have made love hormones redundant. Let us think long-term, says Michel Odent, and let us raise questions in terms of civilisation. As he sees it, the future of humanity is at stake.

Reviews

The Guardian

Steven Poole

Odent, a celebrated French obstetrician who introduced birthing pools, has pluralised Wilhelm Reich's famous title to argue that orgasmic states are also possible in childbirth and during breastfeeding... a stylish polemic that mixes endocrinology, comparative anthropology, philology, anecdotes from the author's own medical practice and reverential references to a capacity to "escape from space and time-bound reality".

14/03/2009

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