The Functions of the Orgasms

Publisher: Pinter & Martin Publishers
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Health & Fitness
Pages: 149 pages
ISBN 13: 1905177186
ISBN 10: 9781905177189
Format: PDF, ePUB, MOBI, Audiobooks, Kindle
'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.
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