When a person is masturbating, or when they are having sex with another person, they become more and more sexually excited. They may reach a peak of sexual excitement, which is called an orgasm or 'cumming'. At this moment, all the tension and excitement that has built up in the body is suddenly released. During orgasm, your heart may race, your breathing may quicken, your blood pressure increases and muscles throughout the body may spasm. Orgasms produce fast muscle contractions in the genital and anal area, and around the whole body.
The orgasm is widely regarded as the peak of sexual excitement. It is a powerful feeling of physical pleasure and sensation, which includes a discharge of accumulated erotic tension. Overall though, not a great deal is known about the orgasm, and over the past century, theories about the orgasm and its nature have shifted dramatically. For instance, healthcare experts have only relatively recently come round to the idea of the female orgasm, with many doctors as recently as the s claiming that it was normal for women not to experience them. In this article, we will explain what an orgasm is in men and women, why it happens, and explain some common misconceptions.
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Clearly, we don't need to convince you to have sex. It's hard-wired into our brains to propagate the species. And anyway, it feels pretty awesome. But here's more good news: Having an orgasm could help improve your health.