Research could lead to better treatment for sexual dysfunction
The Associated Press
Updated: 9:00 p.m. ET June 7, 2005
LONDON - A woman’s ability to have an orgasm is at least partly determined by her genes and can’t be blamed entirely on cultural influences, new research suggests.
Experts say that’s likely to be interpreted as both good and bad news.
“It’ll be upsetting because some women will think, 'Oh my God, maybe I just can’t.’ On the other hand it takes away a kind of guilt or pressure,” said Dr. Virginia Sadock, director of the human sexuality program at New York University Medical Center.
Either way, specialists say the findings don’t mean women who inherit an unfortunate gene package are doomed. They just mean that more work, or patience, is required.