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We live in a time of information abundance, which far too many of us see as information overload. With the sum total of human knowledge, past and present, at our fingertips, we’re faced with a crisis of attention: which ideas should we engage with, and why? Big Think is an evolving roadmap to the best thinking on the planet — the ideas that can help you think flexibly and act decisively in a multivariate world.

A word about Big Ideas and Themes — The architecture of Big Think

Big ideas are lenses for envisioning the future. Every article and video on bigthink.com and on our learning platforms is based on an emerging “big idea” that is significant, widely relevant, and actionable. We’re sifting the noise for the questions and insights that have the power to change all of our lives, for decades to come. For example, reverse-engineering is a big idea in that the concept is increasingly useful across multiple disciplines, from education to nanotechnology.

Themes are the seven broad umbrellas under which we organize the hundreds of big ideas that populate Big Think. They include New World Order, Earth and Beyond, 21st Century Living, Going Mental, Extreme Biology, Power and Influence, and Inventing the Future.

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Exploring the Contours of Female Sexuality

November 10, 2009, 1:32 AM

Today, and over the next two days, Big Think will be posting a series of videos called "What Do Women Really Want?" Of course, there is not just one answer to this question, especially when it comes to what women desire in the bedroom. Yet the particulars of female sexual behavior, and how those particulars contrast with those of men, are the subjects of increased observation by neuroscientists, psychosexual researchers, and clinicians. Big Think interviewed six of these sexologists. We begin our series today with what two of our experts had to say about female orgasm. Specifically, why does it elude some women while other women are able to "think off," bringing themselves to climax without any kind of physical stimulation?


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