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Really, one Ig Nobel is enough...

A few years ago, Groningen-based scientist Pek van Andel won an Ig Nobel prize for his paper Magnetic resonance imaging of male and female genitals during coitus and female sexual arousal. The criteria for the Ig Nobel allow for scientifically sound papers to qualify if the idea is crazy enough, which this was.
Of course, as enlightening as Dr. van Andel's study was (and it did correct some misconceptions about what exactly goes on with the male and female genitals during coitus), focusing on the genitals only will only get you so far. This study could be seen as sort of a follow-up: the researchers have used PET scans to figure out what happens in a woman's brain during orgasm. Turns out bits of it get switched off. This will be a comedy writers' goldmine, I'm sure.


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