Sex is a healthy and normal aspect of our lives. Aside from the natural desire for humans to procreate, sex and intimacy is a way for us to connect as people. Regardless of your moral code, most people have had at least a few sexual encounters in their lives. One main reason is that we crave the incredible physical sensations brought on by orgasms. But why do orgasms feel so good?
Our bodies (and our minds!) have a remarkable capacity to enjoy sexual pleasure. But if you have ever wondered what physically happens to you when you are having an orgasm, tune in and turn on to some mind-blowing facts.
What Is An Orgasm?
Simply put, an orgasm is a type of spasm that happens within your genitals while you have sex or masturbate. This contractual sensation releases physical pleasure throughout your body, and it also signals your brain to release a hormone called oxytocin. Oxytocin-otherwise referred to as ‘the love hormone’ is full of amazing health benefits, aside from just making you feel fantastic.
So what causes an orgasm to happen? When someone is stimulating their genitals or engaging in a pleasurable activity, like foreplay or intercourse, this causes the genitals to get excited. Tension begins to mount, leading to an inevitable climax.
Orgasms in Men
When a man has an orgasm, the sexual tension in his penis is released in the form of semen, which contains sperm. While this is pleasurable, it can leave the male feeling drained and tired. Also, most men can only orgasm once, after sex.
Orgasms in Women
Women have an advantage when it comes to climaxing. The female body is capable of achieving different types of orgasms, with the most common being a G-Spot orgasm (which occurs inside the vagina) and a clitoral orgasm (which is located outside the vagina, as part of the vulva). And unlike men, women can also enjoy multiple orgasms, sometimes one after another. Talk about a good time!
The Benefits of Orgasms
Aside from providing pleasure to your genitals, orgasms come with a bunch of health benefits. A sexual release is not only good for your body but your mind as well.
Orgasms can help you to relax and may help you sleep better.
Due to the release of oxytocin, as well as endorphins, orgasms are a natural pain reliever. In women, they can help alleviate the discomfort of menstrual cramps
Orgasms create a loving bond between you and your intimate partner
Orgasms are a great way to get rid of stress.
Having regular orgasms may be able to strengthen your immunity.
The rush of enjoyable hormones to the brain combined with the joys of physical intimacy makes orgasms one of the best parts of human sexuality. Treat yourself or a loved one to the gift that keeps on…coming!