A new study appearing in the The Journal of Sexual Medicine contends that trained sexologists can infer a woman's ability to orgasm vaginally by observing the way she walks.
For the study, female university students completed a questionnaire on their sexual behavior and were then videotaped from a distance while walking in a public place. The videotapes were then rated by two professors of sexology and two research assistants trained in the functional-sexological approach to sexology, who were not aware of the women's orgasmic history.
According to lead researcher Stuart Brody, the results showed that the trained sexologists were able to correctly infer vaginal orgasm through watching the way the women walked 80 percent of the time. Further analysis revealed that the sum of stride length and vertebral rotation was greater for the vaginally orgasmic women. "This could reflect the free, unblocked energetic flow from the legs through the pelvis to the spine," the study suggested.
Brody believes that a woman's anatomical features may predispose her to a greater or lesser tendency to experience vaginal orgasm. "Blocked pelvic muscles, which might be associated with psychosexual impairments, could both impair vaginal orgasmic response and gait," he said. He added that vaginally orgasmic women may feel more confident about their sexuality, which might be reflected in their gait. "Such confidence might also be related to the relationships that a woman has had, given the finding that specifically penile-vaginal orgasm is associated with indices of better relationship quality," Brody explained.
The study provides some support for assumptions of a link between muscle blocks and sexual function, according to Brody. He concludes that it may lend credibility to the idea of incorporating training in movement, breathing and muscle patterns into the treatment of sexual dysfunction.
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Source: The Journal of Sexual Medicine