J.K. Rowling is well known throughout the literary world, but she recently posed an interesting thought for scientists who are pondering the evolutionary mystery of the female orgasm.
The New York Times recently published an article discussing the possible evolutionary roots of the female orgasm. On Monday, two researchers concluded in The Journal of Experimental Zoology that the female orgasm “originated in mammals more than 150 million years ago as a way to release eggs to be fertilized after sex.”
Scientists are pondering an evolutionary mystery: The female orgasm https://t.co/9sg9rqLTbj
— NYT Science (@NYTScience) August 3, 2016
The article explains that male orgasms are directly linked to pleasure and ejaculation, an evolutionarily advantageous thing to have. However, female orgasms are more mysterious because the muscle contractions that occur are not necessary to become pregnant. In addition, women have “less reliable” orgasms in comparison to men.
To all this, J.K. Rowling tweeted:
Yes, the prospect of pushing an 8 pound object out of your vagina should be more than enough incentive for sex. https://t.co/UoEtPH3lRh
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) August 3, 2016