What is the female orgasm?
The female orgasm is a series of pleasurable physical sensations and feelings which occurs following, and represents the peak in, sexual stimulation. Orgasm in females is a complex multidimensional phenomenon involving both physical and emotional components. However, not a lot of research has been conducted about the female orgasm and the physical and emotional changes which accompany it are not properly understood.
Orgasms can help you relax: all of those feel-good hormones we talked about in the article? They can lead to a temporary state of bliss, helping you stay stress-free.
Orgasms may provide pain relief: in a female-focused study, data showed that, on average, an individual’s pain threshold increased after orgasm. NBC news quoted the study, saying: “The pain tolerance threshold and pain detection threshold increased significantly by 74.6 percent and 106.7 percent respectively.”
Individuals paralyzed below the waist may still experience orgasm. Typically, this is achieved through stimulation of nerves just above where the individual is paralyzed.
For those of you who have had the pleasure of having an orgasm, you know that it is a sweet and satisfying sensation like no other. All women are different — some are quick to orgasm, while others need to be warmed up for quite a while. When it happens, though, your entire body and soul feel utterly amazing. So do you ever wonder what exactly is happening when you are about to reach your climax? Here’s the deal:
Once a woman becomes sexually aroused, her heart begins to beat quicker, and she breathes faster. She’ll tighten various muscles all over her body. Her breasts will enlarge slightly, and her nipples will become erect. Some women’s faces, necks, or chests will become flushed. Also, her clitoris enlarges.
She’ll notice that her vagina will have created a natural lubricant that will make sex much more enjoyable (if you’re too dry, then sex can really hurt).
Her labia (lips) will flatten out and open up. Inside, her vagina will lengthen and widen. All this happens because blood rushes to the pelvic area — called engorgement — and creates a pleasurably warm sensation in that area.
As arousal continues, everything becomes even more enlarged, and all the changes mentioned above become more pronounced. Yet the woman’s clitoris actually retracts under the hood and gets 50 percent shorter right before her climaxes.
When the woman reaches orgasm, her skin will flush, and muscles all over her body will continue to contract. Blood pressure, heart rate, and breathing rates will continue to rise.
In the vagina itself, she’ll feel rhythmic contractions in the outer part of the vagina, in her uterus, and in her anus. These intense pulses happen about once every second. Mild orgasms have three to five pulses, and intense orgasms have 10 to 15.