Occasionally, we'll be browsing the web and come across something so perpetually ridiculous that it beggars belief. That's just happened to us recently, and in the world of science no less. A new study on the female orgasm has arisen suggesting that it serves no evolutionary purpose whatsoever. But Jk Rowling is having none of this rubbish.

JK RowlingJK Rowling responds sarcastically to scientists

An article appeared in the New York Times exploring the many facets of female sexual pleasure. To put it simply, scientists are trying to work out what the point is, and are theorizing that it's to do with reproduction in mammals 150 million years ago 'as a way to release eggs to be fertilized after sex'. While human females these days ovulate once a month, our pre-historic ancestors may have done so after mating like rabbits and camels do.

'Dr. Lloyd thinks the best explanation for the female orgasm is that it hasn't served any evolutionary purpose at all', the article explains. 'It's nothing more than the byproduct of the development of the male orgasm. The orgasm is to women, she believes, as nipples are to men.'

Apparently, some scientists in this world can't fathom that physical pleasure may be evolutionary beneficial when it comes to reproduction. And those 'experts' have incurred the sarcastic wrath of one JK Rowling. 

'Yes, the prospect of pushing an 8 pound object out of your vagina should be more than enough incentive for sex', the 'Harry Potter' writer, who has three children of her own, wrote on Twitter.

It isn't the first time Rowling's ready wit has impressed. Dubbed the Queen of Twitter by many, in the past the author has had some amazing responses to sexist comments. Last year, in answer to a particularly unsavoury Tweet, she wrote: 'The Internet doesn't just offer opportunities for misogynistic abuse, you know. Penis enlargers can also be bought discreetly.'

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Not forgetting that time she stood up for tennis star Serena Williams when one guy said to Rowling: 'Ironic then that main reason for her success is that she is built like a man.' She replied with a gorgeous picture of the athlete in a tight-fitting red dress. 'Yeah, my husband looks just like this in a dress. You're an idiot', she said.

Never change, Rowling!