Drawing the big O *

So you get the choice assignment: illustrate a story on the science of orgasm.

Problem: How do you depict something you can't see?

Caveat: It's for a big family newspaper, so you can't show anything.

After the jump, see how Eamon ODonoghue handled it for today's story in the LAT Health section. Anyone who claIms Sam Zell was heard giggling with a couple of pressroom guys over the story's use of the word genitalia is just being snarky.

[* Turns out...: It was stock art. LAT editors didn't assign it, so we don't know what the artist was trying to depict. Still, see it below.]

By the way: There was a high-level editorial meeting today addressing concerns of some Times staffers about Zell's comments. I've yet to hear a Times woman, current or past, praise Zell's style. Maybe they are out there. Conversely, I'm told that some supervisors reminded their departments that, even though the boss can be rude and crude, it's still not OK for non-billionaires to throw around sexual language that creates a hostile work environment.

And: I've also yet to hear from anybody who thinks Zell was not dissembling in this morning's email claiming his sailor's mouth was an act to make people do their jobs better. He's off to a great start — they think he's a jerk and dishonest. But as one Times person said, "he's all we've got — he is our future."

OK, on to the orgasm graphic:

Orgasm graphic

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