Sexes: On the Trail of the Big O

Ralph and Wanda ponder the peripatetic pleasure zone

Ralph: Quiz time, dearest. What moves around more often than Elizabeth Taylor, the QE2 and the wandering albatross?

Wanda: I give up, Ralph. What?

Ralph: The female orgasm. In the old days, it used to be in the vagina. Then they moved it to the clitoris, where it remained stationary for a decade. Now it seems to be on the move again. Just restless, I guess.

Wanda: Ralph, what on earth are you talking about?

Ralph: The Great Traveling Orgasm, my pet. Under the majestic scepter of science, not to mention the cattle prod of sexual politics, the Big O is...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!