Can you tell whether a woman is capable of having vaginal orgasms just by observing her from a distance? Research says maybe so.
Sex researcher Stuart Brody, a Scottish psychology professor, linked a woman’s finger sensitivity to her sexual behavior. He also found, in this study, that a woman’s gait - “fluid, graceful,” and “free of blocked or distorted pelvic rotation” – means she’s more likely to have vaginal orgasms.
In other words, if you walk like you have a stick up your ass, you’re less likely to be oh-oh-ohing vaginally.
Well, now Stuart Brody just came out with a new study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine called “Vaginal Orgasm Is More Prevalent Among Women with a Prominent Tubercle of the Upper Lip,” as reported in this article.
Yup. You nailed it. If the center part of your upper lip, called the “tubercle,” where the two curves of the upper lip meet in the midline - is “puffy,” you’re more likely to have vaginal orgasms. Some women have flattened, skinny tubercles, while others have fat, pouty, fluffy tubercles (we’re not naming any names, Angelina).
And yes, the research of 258 Scottish women suggests that puffy tubercles may be a marker for the ability to orgasm vaginally.
Yes, I did find myself running to the bathroom mirror to check out my tubercle (it’s quite puffy, I must say.)
And then, I thought, “Wait a minute. Why is this dude even doing this kind of research?”
It seems like everyone is always trying to cram women into a box when it comes to sexuality. Blondes are stupid but have more fun. Overweight women are celibate asexuals who don’t care about looking sexy. Women who look like schoolmarms with funky glasses get freaky beneath the sheets. Girls who dress like sluts are just asking to be raped. (Yes, I have heard people comment about all four of these completely misguided stereotypes.)
If someone else can box us in by watching how we walk or staring at the tubercle of our upper lip, is it just another way someone can think they “know” us without actually making an effort to dig into the essence of who we really are at our authentic core?
Is this some parlor trick guys can use to screen women in bars? If I walk a certain way and have a puffy lip tubercle, can he assume I’ll get jiggy and be more into sex because I can get off vaginally? As I walk through airport security, will some dude be able to see more of me than the X-ray vision allows him to see? Will my gait and my lip scream, “THIS CHICK HAS VAGINAL ORGASMS!” Will he be more likely to engage me in conversation, thinking maybe he’s scored some hidden gold because I might be able to orgasm two ways?
And if so, what will people think of me? Is that a good thing - or a bad thing? Is it a scarlet letter to be seen as more sexual? Or is it hot?
Do I even care? Do you?
I find this kind of research really curious, and frankly, I’m just not interested in knowing much more about this topic.
Does that make me a bad scientist? Nah. I think it just makes me interested in having people explore the unique intricacies of each other, not based on some physical marker, but by getting to know someone and discovering - first hand - whether a woman has vaginal orgasms or not.
I think it just reinforces my belief that true value lies not in your gait or your lip tubercle, but in your heart, mind, soul, and spirit - places you can’t even see.
I think it’s one more reason I don’t want women thinking they need to go to the plastic surgeon to enhance their breasts or Botox out their wrinkles - or get a lip tubercle transplant so they’ll have vaginal orgasms.
And it’s one more way I resist being put in a box.
As women, we are so much more than how we walk, the pout of our lips, the jobs we do, the children we raise, or any other “marker” others might use to judge us.
We are. We simply ARE.
Did you rush to the bathroom to check out your tubercle? What do you think about this kind of research? Tell me what you think!
Smiling with my puffy lip tubercle (and it’s not because of what you think!)
Lissa Rankin, MD
Lissa Rankin, MD: Founder of OwningPink.com, Pink Medicine Revolutionary, motivational speaker, and author of What’s Up Down There? Questions You’d Only Ask Your Gynecologist If She Was Your Best Friend and Encaustic Art: The Complete Guide To Creating Fine Art With Wax.
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