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TEDWeekends takes a look at the orgasmTEDWeekends takes a look at the orgasm

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Journalist Mary Roach has investigated the nitty gritty of space travel, cadaver research and the afterlife. But at TED2009, she shared some of her most fascinating research yet … into the orgasm. In her talk “10 things you didn’t know about orgasm,” Roach digs deep into scientific research in sexuality — much of it recent, […]


The week in comments

Posted By Shanna Carpenter

Whether influenced by Mary Roach and the infamous “pig video” or Yves Behar and Forrest North’s easy banter, there was a definite cheeky lilt to the comments this week. Here’s a quick look at the fun: On Dan Ariely’s talk: Are we in control of our own decisions?: So where’s that slightly uglier version of […]


Q&A with Mary Roach: Revealing the science of sex

Posted By Shanna Carpenter

Yesterday, the TEDBlog caught up with author Mary Roach to discuss her brand new TEDTalk and her latest book, Bonk, that captures the most interesting tidbits on the science of sex throughout history. With amazing ease, Mary frankly addressed lack of orgasms among women, her sex life, and participating in clinical sex research with her […]


10 things you didn't know about orgasm: Mary Roach on TED.com

Posted By Shanna Carpenter

Bonk author Mary Roach delves into obscure scientific research, some of it centuries old, to make 10 surprising claims about sexual climax, ranging from the bizarre to the hilarious. (This talk is aimed at adults. Viewer discretion advised … beware the pig video!). (Recorded at TED2009, February 2009, in Long Beach, California. Duration: 16:43.) Watch […]


TED 2009 minutes from Ethan Zuckerman: Crazy, sexy TED?

Posted By Tedstaff

Ethan Zuckerman is blogging TED2009, as the conference unfolds. He chose to highlight a few of the boldest participants in yesterday’s last session “Dare.” Here’s a look at what he had to say about aerialist Ueli Gegenschatz: Ueli Gegenscatz at TED2009 Photo: TED/Asa Mathat “They’re followed on stage by Ueli Gegenschatz, who is crazy, as […]