What Do You Know about Orgasm: Things You Rarely Talk About
A human is the only animal making sex for pleasure. Sex is meaningful for us. It’s more than a mere intercourse purposed for reproduction. We have sex to experience orgasms again and again, but we rarely talk about those episodes, and, sometimes, that is not really good for the quality of our sexual lives. Having orgasms repeatedly during the lifetime, most people know nothing about what happens to them and have no idea how to enhance their own sexual enjoyment and to please their partners.
Orgasm: On the Peak of Enjoyment
Orgasm is known as the highest peak of sexual pleasure experienced both by men and women. It happens in the brain but, actually, involves, all body systems. For example, to give a moment of “unearthly bliss” to a man, the penis, prostate gland, seminal vesicles and seminal tubercles should work hard. But not only this: the peripheral neural system, circulatory system, pelvic and anal muscles also take part to produce a climax lasting for just 5-6 seconds. Orgasm, in turn, triggers the immune system and leads to release a number of hormones.
Although it’s a physiological process, orgasm depends much on your psychological condition and that is why treatment of orgasm disorders always involves not only physicians but also mental health doctors. In traditional society, sexual life and orgasm were taboo subjects and, never discussed, sexual disorders, albeit unrevealed, often caused great harm to psychological and social lives of people.
For a long time, experiencing orgasm was a male domain. It was thought that a woman is “always able” (to have sex or to conceive a baby) and it doesn’t matter how much pleasure she has. Over the past hundred years, the situation has changed a lot and public perception is now more tolerant and open for dispute. Nevertheless, it is still much misinformation and biases on the matter. Here we gathered, a number of interesting facts about orgasms to help you take off the blinders and see a phenomenon of orgasm as something more intimate and, sometimes, even humoristic.
11 Facts about Orgasm You Should Know
If you are still thinking that an orgasm is only releasing semen accompanied with a pleasant titillation in the genitalia, you are absolutely wrong. It is a whole universe of sensations and consequences.
- Orgasm is a narcotic.
We like sex not only because we like. It is an addiction as well. After orgasm, release of endorphins – natural morphines – occurs, which leads to euphoria. So, sex is a kind of free of charge and harmless analogue of heroine.
- Orgasm is a natural antidepressant.
Besides endorphins, there is also a boost of dopamine and serotonin in a refractory period that provides a feeling of satisfaction, relaxation and well-being.
- Orgasm prevents cancer.
The researches of the late decade show that an intense sexual life with frequent orgasms contributes to cancer prevention, both in men in women. Men who have sex 2-3 times a week are at a lower risk of prostate cancer than those who experience 1-2 orgasms a month. Furthermore, men with unsatisfactory sexual lives can develop cancer of… mammary glands. Regular sex followed with orgasm also prevents breast cancer on women, as well as uterine and ovarian cancer.
- Male orgasm without ejaculation is possible.
Orgasm and ejaculation is not the same. Orgasm starts in the brain and engages the entire body, whilst ejaculation is sperm ejection only. Although these two events mostly happen at the same time, sometimes they can separate. Thus, some men have ejaculation apart from the peak of sexual excitement, and opposite: a man can experience so called “dry orgasm” without semen discharge. This phenomenon can be the first step on the way to multiple male orgasms.
- Never-ending male orgasm.
It is commonly thought, that only women can have multiple orgasms. But today, with more informational sources, it appears that men also can develop the ability to orgasm repeatedly. As a rule, after ejaculation, the penis does not respond to stimulation for some time, which is different for every man. It is called a refractory period. It turns out that in case of non-ejaculatory orgasms, the refractory period is not required and a man can achieve another orgasm shortly after the first one. It takes time and efforts to develop this ability and, probably, not every man can succeed, but those who did can enjoy prolonged and multiple orgasms up to 5-10 minutes.
In addition to a variety of techniques and exercises, there are some medications that may help to maximally reduce a recovery time. For example, Dostinex (cabergoline) that inhibits prolactin, a hormone responsible for the refractory period, is known for its off-label use by some individuals to facilitate multiple orgasms.
- Men imitate orgasm too.
Mostly, women are known for imitating orgasms, according to researches, so do 75% of them. But, surprisingly, 25% of men also pretend that having an orgasm, whilst, indeed, they are not able to reach it. Anorgasmia in men often has psychological causes, but also can result from using some medications, such as SSRIs, painkillers or recreational drugs. Some neurologic diseases may lead to delayed ejaculation too. Men, normally, imitate orgasm to conceal this disorder from the partners, but the best solution is to have professional treatment.
- Premature ejaculation is a psychological problem.
Premature ejaculation (PE) is another problem affecting men with age and not only. It has mostly psychological roots and it is not surprising that Priligy, a medication to treat PE, is an antidepressant of SSRI class. PE should be treated by a professional sexologist as, though antidepressants are often effective in delaying orgasm, sometimes they can lead to the above described anorgasmia.
- Women also can ejaculate.
Of course, female ejaculation is fake, but looks like real. Some women release quite a lot of fluid during a climax. It can be an involuntary discharge of urine or white liquid containing prostatic-specific antigen that produced in female by the Skene glands.
- Enjoyment equal pain.
Scientists found a connection between pain and pleasure: in female, one of the areas of the brain activated during orgasm, at the same time, is responsible for pain. This can explain why in some women these two opposite feelings are interrelated.
- You don’t need an erection to have an orgasm.
Actually, with a proper stimulation, a man can ejaculate without a strong erection and it’s not considered erectile dysfunction. But the majority of men prefer to see a doctor if their penis never become firm enough, because this condition can be disappointing for their female partner. PDE5 inhibitors, such as Viagra (sildenafil), Cialis (tadalafil) and Levitra (vardenafil) is a common treatment for these issues that gives a man confidence and enhances sexual performance.
- Battle for female orgasm.
If till recent time the absence of orgasm in women was considered almost as a norm, now the situation has been changed. Female sexual dysfunction includes not only anorgasmia, but also other disorder, e.g., lack of sexual desire. Addyi (flibanserin) is the first FDA approved drug to treat sexual dysfunction in women. It belongs to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (antidepressants) and works by balancing the chemicals responsible for sexual desire in the brain.
- Wearing socks helps to reach orgasm!
Dutch scientists proved that couples who have sex in socks more successful in reaching orgasms than barefooted ones. Feeling of comfort help them to relax and succeed better. Probably, it can be pretty cold in Netherlands sometimes. As an alternative, we can suggest you better to keep your bedroom warm (but not hot!), as socks never were a symbol of sexuality and, in our opinion, cannot improve the quality of your sexual life. But who knows.
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