How female orgasms evolved, what they mean, and much more

Updated: Aug 12, 2011, 20:56 PM IST

Washington: Ever wondered how the female orgasm evolved, what it means, and whether it helps in conception? Well here is a series that will explore those intriguing questions and more.

The Discovery Channel is set to broadcast new series of ‘Curiosity’ – a program designed to explore a range of envelope-pushing universal issues – and will be hosted by Hollywood celebrities like Maggie Gyllenhaal, Bill Paxton and Robin Williams among others.

Actress Gyllenhaal will investigate the nature and function of the female orgasm.

“We wanted to make a film about female sexuality in particular, which has often been more debated than male sexuality, which is pretty straight forward,” Simon Andreae, Senior Executive Producer of the film and the West Coast Senior VP of Development and Production, told Fox News.

“Maggie has been in edgy, independent movies specifically about sexuality, in ‘Secretary’ for example, but she’s also been in broad, big blockbusters like ‘Batman.’

“I asked if she would be interested in collaborating with us on a film that explores the nature of female sexuality and whether the female orgasm helps in conception, how it evolved, why it’s there, what it means, and so on, and she was immediately fascinated,” he revealed.

‘Curiosity’ airs on the Discovery Channel Sunday, 8 p.m. ET/ PT.

ANI