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Dr. Pooja Lakshmin: Orgasm & The Brain {ON} Monday

Come learn about the brain pathways involved during the orgasm process, how it activates the involuntary nervous system and the ways it affects your body's ability to feel.

Pooja graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience and Women's Studies. As an undergraduate, she did field work & community outreach in women's health and education projects in rural India. Her Neuroscience work focused on her studies of the cognitive effects of sleep deprivation in the Sleep and Chronobiology Lab at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

She went on to study medicine at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, where she earned her MD. During her this time, she did service work at a the largest free standing homeless shelter in Philadelphia, providing free medical care. Furthermore, she studied
the psychological basis & doctor-patient relationship in those individuals who suffer from chronic pain and addiction, in the Psychiatry Department at Jefferson Medical College.

She moved to California in 2010 for her Psychiatry residency training 
at Stanford Hospital and Clinics in Palo Alto, where she worked on inpatient acute psychiatric units & outpatient clinics with patients who suffered from severe mental illness, including addiction & trauma, depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. She received extensive training in psychopharmacology as well as various therapy modalities.

She left Stanford in 2012 to do neuroscience research at Rutgers 
University in New Jersey, where she is now working in the Orgasm lab with expert neuroscientist Barry Komisaruk PhD, where they are using fMRI technology to map the sensory pathways of the genitalia in the brain and nervous system as well as to establish the sequence of brain activity during orgasm and orgasmic meditation.

Her clinical interests lie in treating women who suffer from trauma,
PTSD, chronic genital pain & low sex drive.

For more information please contact Ruwan Meepagala at [masked] or call (347)[masked]


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  • elide

    Hello Pooja, I would like to talk to you about research. Will call you.

    August 1, 2013

  • Ben

    Sounds fun. Cheers my friends.

    June 30, 2013

  • Steve A.

    Aee you there.

    June 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have no brain but orgasm is great!

    June 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dr. Lakshmin is doing ground breaking research that I'm excited to learn about!

    June 27, 2013

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