Science of Sex | Nicole Prause Ph.D.

Where do we stand as a society on actual scientific research on sexuality? There are three key moments in history that mark genuine milestones in the scientific research of sexuality. First was in 1947, when Alfred Kinsey founded the institute for Sex Research at Indiana University provoking controversy at the time. He is best known for the Kinsey scale which rates ones sexual orientation. The second was in 1957, when William Masters and Virginia Johnson pioneered research into the nature of human sexual response and diagnosis and treatment of sexual disorders and dysfunctions. They recorded some of the first laboratory data on the anatomy and physiology of human sexual response based on direct observation of 382 women and 312 men in what is estimated to be "10,000 complete cycles of sexual response". Their findings on the nature of female sexual arousal and orgasms dispelled many long-standing misconceptions. The third was in 2015, when Nicole Prause Ph.D. founded Liberos a sexual biotechnology company that researches sexual psychophysiology and affective neuroscience using state of the art technology. They study sexual addictions, orgasm physiology and biosignal processing. They measure brainwaves during sex using sophisticated headgear with wires going everywhere and measure contractions in both men and women during orgasms utilizing anal probes. I know what you’re thinking right now….who else uses anal probes?….Aliens…..and aliens have spaceships…..and spaceships are cool. So Nicole Prause must be cool…..and you would be right….she’s SUPER cool.

On our show today, we interview Nicole Prause, Ph.D. (aka Orgasm Warrior) a neuroscientist that founded Liberos, LLC to research human sexual behavior, addiction and the physiology of sexual response. Dr. Prause earned her doctorate at Indiana University with joint supervision by the Kinsey Institude for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction. She was lead author on a study that was the first to apply brain stimulation to alter sexual responsiveness. She also conducted an exceedingly thorough study on women’s preference on penis size. That got your attention. That’s right boys….she knows what women really want in a man….if you know what I mean. Dr. Prause is on the cutting edge of sexual research and asking important questions that have never been asked before. You are going to love this interview with the “Orgasm Warrior” herself, as we explore the science of sex.

Jeff Harrison