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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

(outlink) Women become aroused as quickly as men

A new McGill University study that used thermal imaging technology for the first time ever to measure sexual arousal rates has turned the conventional wisdom that women become aroused more slowly than men on its head.

"Comparing sexual arousal between men and women, we see that there is no difference in the amount of time it takes healthy young men and women to reach peak arousal," said Dr. Irv Binik, psychology professor and founder and director of the Sex and Couple Therapy Service of Royal Victoria Hospital, which is part of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC).

Read the entire press release here ; paper coming in January. And one important point: While men and women get aroused as quickly from video, it is from quite different videos.

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