Thursday, April 28, 2005

What really happens when you make love!!

I was reading the Annals of Improbable Research the other day and came across an entry for a paper where some Dutch scientists had used an MRI scanner to record exactly what happens when you make love.

The first thing they showed is a "The Copulation" as imagined and drawn by Leonardo da Vinci.

This is how it was though the male and female anatomies were designed. Note the direct connection between the nipple and her groin, and the production of semen in the brain.

Next we have Dickinson in 1933 who seemingly had fun inserting glass test tubes into pretty young girls (Ok, I'm making up the fun and young bit) and came up with the following drawing.

This has become almost the standard image that we imagine fucking would look like. But no!!

The following is the image taken with an MRI scanner.

The conclusion that the penis turns into a boomerang in there is quite startling. There must be some pressure in there to cause that as I certainly can't make mine bend into that shape by hand (at least, not without doing a serious injury to myself).

They also used the scanner to image what happens inside a woman as she comes to orgasm, during the orgasm and post orgasm. It's incredible the way her insides change!!

So, if you want to know more, go and read the paper.

Magnetic resonance imaging of male and female genitals during coitus and female sexual arousal.

One last interesting point, the Leonardo sketch is owned by our own beloved Queen!!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

the "external" penis isn't bending here, it's straight as a ruler. I think you're confusing the penis per se with the part of the corpus cavernosa/spongiosum which anchors the penis inside the body. In the scans look where the balls are, they can't be half way along the penis. See: