[url=http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20770-sex-on-the-brain-what-turns-... on the brain: What turns women on, mapped out - life - 05 August 2011 - New Scientist
Even though as early as the '50s there has been a mapping of where the male genitals relate to in the brain, this was not done for females... until now! :) And even better: the research gives credit to two of the things women have said all along;
-vaginal stimulation is different from clitoral
-nipples have some sort of "hotline" to the female genitals
Quotes from the article (see the link for more and schematics of the brain):
[INDENT]The precise locations that correspond to the vagina, cervix and female nipples on the brain's sensory cortex have been mapped for the first time, proving that vaginal stimulation activates different brain regions to stimulation of the clitoris.
"They [the current findings] support the reports of women that they experience orgasm from various forms of stimulation," says Beverly Whipple, also of Rutgers University, who was not involved in the current study.
Komisaruk also checked what happened when women's nipples were stimulated, and was surprised to find that in addition to the chest area of the cortex lighting up, the genital area was also activated.[/INDENT]
A personal note on my disbelieve and surprise: Isn't it weird that men have long ago investigated and "mapped" themselves, but there have only been "guesses" so far on what this mapping works like in females? Even more weird: that women have been laughed at for making such "peculiar" statements as above, without there being actual scientific proof to reject their personal observations? Finally someone -a man, btw ;)- is gathering the facts. I'd say; hurray! :)