Why Do Women Orgasm?
About a week ago, I saw a link to an article titled ‘Why Do Women Orgasm?’. Skimming it, I found that the conclusion was that a woman’s orgasm simply served no purpose. I had to think about this for a second. While yes, perhaps they do not serve any biological reason (of which I am aware), I think this article was wrong on all accounts and more importantly, damaging.
A woman’s reproductive system has a lot to answer for. Not only is childbirth one of the single most painful experiences a human can physically experience, but our bodies decide to punish us on the times we are not pregnant with a week of utter pain, a roller coaster of emotions and blood pouring out from out vagina. Not only that, but there are so many illnesses that can affect a woman’s reproductive organs from STD’s to endometriosis, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, and ovarian cancer to name a few.
And these are just the biological drawbacks. Let’s not forget that the fact that a woman is devoid of a penis has resulted in misogyny for centuries. It’s the main reason why women are seen as ‘lesser beings’. Think I’m being a little over dramatic? Here are just two quotes by influential people. As you can see, they were pretty much the kings of misogyny in their day.
A woman who does not give birth to as many children as she is capable is guilty of murder – Saint Augustine.
One hundred women are not worth a single testicle – Confucius.
Just look at that need to control the female sexuality; the entitlement. And how can we ignore the, to put it frankly, the balls on a pedestal opinion? Why, oh why people revere the testicles so much I will never understand. One tap and they cause the owner immense pain and nausea? Vaginas are a little more durable than that.
A woman’s body is built for childbirth, from her nipples to her organs. From the age of as young as ten women are bestowed and burdened with the knowledge of childbirth; of the pain and responsibility that come with it. We are told that every month for the majority of our lives our body will prepare for a baby and bleed out in its absence. We even get a rubbish deal when our body is too old for children. Thank you menopause and all your aches and hot flushes.
So, after all of this, why do women orgasm, you ask? Well, it’s very simple really.
Because we goddamn deserve it, that’s why.