Female orgasm: role of pubococcygeus muscle

J Clin Psychiatry. 1979 Aug;40(8):348-51.


An examination is made of the role of the pubococcygeus muscle in relation to female orgasm in 281 women. A statistically significant difference is reported between orgasmic and anorgasmic women and the physiological state of the pubococcygeus muscle as measured using a pressure sensitive device inserted in the vagina. These data suggest the pubococcygeus muscle plays an important part in the pathophysiology of female orgasm.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Muscle Contraction
  • Muscles / physiology*
  • Muscles / physiopathology
  • Orgasm / physiology*
  • Pelvis / physiology*
  • Pelvis / physiopathology
  • Sexual Dysfunctions, Psychological / physiopathology
  • Vagina / physiology
  • Vagina / physiopathology