When it comes to information, there’s a lot of sh*t out there. We’re here to challenge misinformation and to filter through the noise. At Ferly, it’s in our DNA to question the natural order of things. "Because it's always been that way" just doesn't fly with us. Below is a ‘working list’ of all the research underpinning our current content.
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Komisaruk, B.R., Whipple, B., Nasserzadeh, S. & Bever-Flores, C. (2010). The orgasm answer guide. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press.
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