10 Surprising Facts About Orgasm

We already know that orgasm feels fantastic, but how much do you know about it? Did you know that exercise can also lead to orgasm? Well, join us for a trip to the O-town as we talk about this and a lot more fun and lesser-known facts!

We already know that orgasm feels fantastic, but how much do you know about it? Did you know that exercise can also lead to orgasm? Well, join us for a trip to the O-town as we talk about this and a lot more fun and lesser-known facts!

1. Orgasms can relieve pain

Got a headache? We have a solution – have sex! Yes, you heard it! There are a lot of studies and evidence that orgasms can relieve practically all kinds of pain—including migraines, pain from arthritis, pain after surgery and even pain during labor!This happens due to the body’s release of a chemical called oxytocin during orgasm. Oxytocin makes it easy to bond, relax and incites positive emotional states. While this pain relief from orgasm is short-lived – about 8-10 minutes, even thinking about sex can help alleviate pain! Good news ladies: It also helps with PMS cramps!

2. Condom use doesn’t affect orgasm quality

Condom has nothing to do with the quality of your orgasm. You’re equally likely to experience orgasm with or without a condom. In fact, condoms may help you spend more time having sex with your partner, as your man won’t have to pull out quickly if he’s worried about ejaculating too soon. If your guy doesn’t like wearing a condom because of lack of sensation, do consider manual stimulation first, before going down to business, so he, too, can have an equally enjoyable experience.

3. 30% of women have trouble reaching orgasm

If you’ve ever had trouble reaching orgasm, you’re not alone. True story! At least 1 in 3 women have trouble reaching orgasm when having sex. And about 80% of women have difficulty climaxing from vaginal intercourse alone. And if you think you’re one of them,in those cases, clitoral stimulation during intercourse can help. But let us enlighten you about this: Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) is real and the inability to orgasm is very common—as high as 43%. For some women, topical testosterone therapies or some oral medications may be helpful, be sure to see your gynecologist to rule out things like thyroid disorder, depression or diabetes.

4. Finding your G-spot may improve the likelihood of orgasm

Can you identify your G-spot? Your G-spot is believed to contain a large number of nerve endings, and is the key to helping women achieve longer and stronger orgasm. While the location may be slightly different in all women, it ischaracterized by a “rough” texture inside the vagina.

5. Orgasm gets better with age

Yes, your sex life may actually improve with age – especially the quality and frequency of orgasm! Orgasm becomes easier with age. We can only assume that as women become more sexually experienced, they have more confidence in the bedroom and therefore enjoy themselves more. Additionally, the trust and intimacy that most women experience in long-term relationships can help improve sexual confidence as well.

6. Women who mix things up in the bedroom have frequent orgasms

If you have trouble climaxing during intercourse, consider spicing things up. It’s significantly easier for you to experience orgasm when you engage in a variety of sex acts at the same time. For example, vaginal sex together with oral sex is more likely to link to easier orgasms than either one of them alone. The reason for this may be simply because more sex means that people spend more time having sex, resulting in higher chances of reaching orgasm!

7. A woman’s sexual self-esteem may affect the quality of her orgasms

Studies reveal that how a woman feels about her lady bits is linked to the quality of her orgasms. You have to accept the fact that every vagina looks different and there is no ‘perfect’ way for a vagina to look. As long as your vagina is pain-free and you don’t have any abnormal discharge, infection or other medical problems, you and your vagina is healthy and normal. Increase your orgasm potential by increasing your confidence. It’s important to treat yourself the way you would want others to treat you.

8. There is an orgasm “gap”

Have you heard of men having trouble with orgasm? No, because it’s very rare! Most women say that they don’t reach orgasm even when their partner think they do. This is called an orgasm gap. While 85 percent of men thought their partner had an orgasm during their most recent episode of sex, only 64 percent of women reported having an orgasm. The solution? It’s complicated, but women who are comfortable with and understand their body’s pleasure points can often learn to orgasm regularly.

9. Orgasms can also happen without direct stimulation

But it’s rare! We have all heard about women getting orgasm while exercising, cycling, getting a massage or just sitting. The reason for spontaneous orgasms during certain activities is twofold—increased blood flow to the genitals and vibration of or contact with the clitoris. The increased blood flow and the general relaxation of a massage may lead to orgasm too.

10. But for most women, it takes a while…

Most women take longer to reach orgasm than their partners. If you’ve been worrying about it – just know thatit’spretty normal. Women require at least 20 minutes of foreplay and sex to climax. If your man reaches orgasm before you do, there are numerous ways to help him slow down. Mental exercises can help, and so can firm pressure around the base of the penis. If the concern is premature ejaculation, he must see a doctor or urologist to find some techniques that might help you both!

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