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Robert King
Psychological Society of Ireland
New directions in fertility research
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Female orgasm presents a number of biological puzzles. Heated debate surrounds whether it is an adaptation that contributes to fitness or a by-product of otherómale--adaptations. Female sexual response variability has not been incorporated into the debate. We investigated a range of key features of response variability and linked these to partner characteristics. There is support for a key feature of female orgasm--that may contribute to fitness--worthy of further investigation. Current research is focusing on a novel method of investigating sperm back flow. This may well help to settle questions of mate choice versus sire choice models of the function of human female orgasm.