The Super Orgasm

Some women have multiple orgasms. Other women have super-orgasms, orgasming up to 100 times. Scientists examine the super-orgasm phenomenon for the first time. 

For most women multiple orgasms can seem almost mythical. But some women orgasm not once, twice or even ten times, but 60, 70 or 100 times: a super-orgasm. In this documentary, a group of ordinary women with an extraordinary ability have volunteered to be put through a series of challenging tests in an unprecedented scientific investigation to reveal the truth behind the super-orgasm. With the help of these women - who include a motorbike-mad engineering student, a stay-at-home mum and a woman whose passion is singing in her Catholic church choir - a group of international scientists from a range of disciplines attempt to measure and record the super-orgasmic phenomenon for the first time. They hope to see how the brain and the body react before, during and after super-orgasm, to find out if these women are wired differently to the rest of us or whether we can all learn to have a super-orgasm. Although super-orgasmic women are still in a minority, the findings from this pioneering study could give scientists a greater insight into female sexuality as a whole. Can we all learn something from these women at the extreme of human sexuality?

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Programme details

Genre
Factual
Episode details
  • 1 x 60mins Available in HD
Production company
ITN
Year
2017
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