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How Cosmo stole the Clitoris. Plagiarizing your clit and orgasm.

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Getting to the inside of your clitoris and orgasm
Getting to the inside of your clitoris and orgasm

Cosmopolitan’s 44 most ridiculous sex tips on fellatio, handjobs, breasts and how to deal with him cheating on you!

Ever wondered where a woman’s clitoris (clit) is and how it all really works? Of course many of you out there think you probably already know, especially given all those savvy articles that you get to read courtesy of journals like Cosmopolitan earmarked for young ladies on the sexual prowl.

But that sadly may not be all you need to know and if anything outlets like Cosmo often don’t fully explore the rigors of a woman’s sexuality and if anything ascribe to patriarchal points of views in defining a woman, how she should have sex and of course always making sure here man gets to have his orgasm, never mind hers.

But that might just be the beginning of it. It seems Cosmo have now been plagiarizing or simply all out making it up to suit their own editorial needs which has created a problem for Cosmo, simply that of its integrity.

That said have a read of the following article that just landed in my email which basically portrays a disturbing picture of how Cosmo goes in the business of selling sexuality to you and along the way taking others research and calling it own or ascribing it to others possibly for cynical reasons whilst all the while selling you that wet dream (pun intended).

In essence one researcher, otherwise known as Ms M, a sex therapist, professional musician and composer, and advice columnist for the New York Museum of Sex has gone on to lambast the journal for ripping off her research and failing to even mention her or to fully ascribe the ramifications of her research pertaining to the female clitoris and orgasm.

The clitoris via blog of museum of sex

blog.museumofsex:  Cosmo quoting Dr. Herbenick, not Ms. M:

“When I teach women about the internal clitoris, not only are they shocked that all this is going on inside them and they had no idea, but it’s also like a switch flips on in their minds”

Which raises the question, of course, as to why Ms. Knoll would attribute a botched version of Ms. M’s quote to Dr. Herbenick.  Could it have something to do with promoting Dr. Herbenick’s new book? Was Dr. Herbenick misquoted, or was she in on it too?

Ms. M: “They didn’t even mention the doctors who worked with no funding to do the research.”

Ms. M’s research was self-funded – the Museum of Sex does not pay writers for their contributions to the blog – and included calls to doctors in Paris at 4am (she speaks fluent French), conversations with oncologists, urologists, and her own gynecologist, who she says was surprised by the findings.

I had friends sneak me into the Columbia Medical School Library. I worked out an exchange with the New York City Medical Library to get my hands on The Journal of Sexual Medicine, August 2010, Volume 7, Issue 8 where [Dr. Buisson’s] and Dr. Foldès’s findings were published – normally a $900 annual subscription.

The irony should not be lost that Cosmo stole what they could have had for free – with proper attribution.

To be fair, a Mr. Robert Conway, Senior Photo Editor for Cosmo, did email the Museum of Sex in February, asking who owned the rights to the images in Ms. M’s post, and who he could contact for permission to use them.In her post, Ms. M credits Dr. Buisson and Dr. Foldès for the 3D imagery:

to read the balance of the article go here

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