Archive | July 2013

Book Review: Language and Sexism

“Another book written by a woman!” What does this sentence convey to you? What is the first thought that flashes into your mind? My intention is to present a brilliant book written by an expert in her field. Did you have the same feeling or did you get the opposite impression? If you found some kind of discrimination toward women in this sentence, then you know what this book is about.


Pazhoohi, Farid (2013). Book Review: Language and Sexism Journal of Language and Social Psychology DOI: 10.1177/0261927X13481344


Proximate mechanism of post ejaculatory refractory period after orgasm

Proximate mechanism of post-ejaculatory refractory period after orgasm and male’s need for separation from post-coital connection

The exact underlying mechanism regulating the human post-ejaculatory refractory period is not yet known. The main finding of previous research has been an occurrence of surge-like increases in plasma prolactin and oxytocin levels immediately after orgasm. However, recent advances in neuroendocrinology have resulted in the identification of a new peptide, the gonadotropin inhibitory hormone (GnIH), which is considered to inhibit the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis and sexual functions. This paper hypothesizes that GnIH causes refractoriness of the post-ejaculatory refractory period, and on the basis of studies on hormonal fluctuations at the time of orgasm, we hypothesize that in addition to its pulsatile pattern of secretion, GnIH might also exhibit a surge-like pattern of secretion.
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Farid Pazhoohi, & Mohammad Saied Salehi (2013). Effect of gonadotropin inhibitory hormone (GnIH) secretion on post-ejaculatory refractory period: A hypothesis Hypothesis DOI: 10.5779/hypothesis.v11i1.286