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Af­ter read­ing Sarah Bar­mak’s ar­ti­cle on mod­ern sex re­search (“Plea­sure Prin­ci­pal,” June), I felt proud to be Cana­dian. It’s deeply ex­cit­ing that such im­por­tant work on the fe­male or­gasm is be­ing spear­headed by sci­en­tist Mered­ith Chivers, right here in On­tario. It’s even more grat­i­fy­ing to know that fed­eral grant agen­cies deemed her work im­por­tant enough to fund.

I’ve of­ten thought that if the prob­lems faced by as­signed-fe­male-at-birth folks were ex­pe­ri­enced by cis­gen­der men in­stead, those prob­lems would have been solved by science decades ago: men­strual cramps, per­sis­tent uri­nary tract in­fec­tions, and an in­equitable divi­sion of or­gasms, to name a few. As a sex jour­nal­ist, I’m heart­ened to see the Cana­dian sci­en­tific com­mu­nity not only rec­og­nize women’s sex­ual woes, but also try to solve them.

Kate Sloan Toronto, ON

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