Orgasm – Myths and Facts

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"The orgasm has replaced the Cross as the focus of longing and the image of fulfillment."- Thomas Malcolm Muggeridge

A word that can elicit a myriad of emotions, that can swing from complete embarrassment and silence, to squeals, moans, excitement and eloquence, O R G A S M is perhaps one of the most happening and yet least discussed facts of life, which is most often kept under ‘wraps’. This hush hush affair with a universal and undeniably fundamental craving, Orgasm or the ‘O’ factor to most people, would mean the ‘ultimate’ consummation of sexual intimacy. Infact, sex is thought to come a ‘full circle’ with an orgasm.

Equally well known by slangs such as ‘cum’, or ‘climax’ and many others spoken in the ‘heat of the moment’, orgasm for the initiated would mean a peak of high intensity excitement during sex, packed into earth-shattering seconds, leaving the mind and body in a state of absolute bliss. Universally, it has remained an ‘unforgettable’ experience, known to get better with age and experience.

Orgasm is undoubtedly a mind-body experience. But, how does medical science make sense of this ‘out of the world’ experience?

Definition of Orgasm

Medical science defines orgasm as a culmination of a series of changes in the body during sex, accompanied by pleasure of the highest intensity. In 1950, Robert Kinsey, a scientist, who spoke about human sexuality for the first time described orgasm as, "an explosive discharge of neuromuscular tension"!

The bodily changes following an orgasm are portrayed as increased heart rate, flushed appearance of skin, hormonal changes, muscle contraction and ejaculation. Universally, there is no prescribed limit or extent for a perfect orgasm; medical science equates the bodily changes to an orgasmic experience. The extent of satiation and release following an orgasm gives a clue to psychologists and psychiatrists in assessing the state of mind post orgasm.

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every person is not enjoy the sex because he or she is not doing sex,a very unique tip for those who are interested in knowing what is orgasm or how to get a great tip is supposed to let me know
aman5572 Saturday, July 26, 2014
Is it true that if a man takes a long time to ejaculate it means that he just recently had sex?
ladyt Monday, December 10, 2012
dear dr .i am 34 yrs old male i had been married 7 yrs back,my sexual life is ok so far ,but i am away from my wife since 4 months ,as u used to so for 3 yrs back as well ,but that time i was always having erection just thinking of my wife ,but now even after having sexual thoughts and memories with her ,i am not getting erection,i am afraid that if i am going impotenet? plz suggest me
drferoz_78 Saturday, May 12, 2012
i am wife age 43 years old and same age with my husband. i just want to ask they say that its unbelievable for my husband to cum a maximum of 7 times in less than 45 mins..and i can cum that much too. What is the explanation of this. Is this normal or abnormal. we are experiencing this for almost 4 years now. Is this unhealthy? but i dont think this is bad, we were just open and explore more on sex since we reached 40 years old..I just dont know why men can believe it.and even one say it is a special case.Please clarify me on this matter..thank you
Hannahmae Friday, April 13, 2012
How long does it take for a woman to squirt? Is it part of the orgasm?
Aniole-1 Saturday, February 18, 2012
I am 20 years old the only way i can ejaculate is from stimulation to my clitoris. I dont know what to do. My husband dont seem intrested since thats the only way i ejaculate.
herman91 Monday, February 6, 2012
I have the same problem as you!! and im 19. it sucks :-[
shaunice Thursday, May 10, 2012
the only solution is u keep rubbing ur clitoris during the intercourse n' increase the to n' fro frequency when it seems tat u r 2 near to orgasm.
kryzone Saturday, September 15, 2012
I am a 28y wife is 26y. We got married recently and love each other madly. She normally will have a climax during when I start playing with her. But after I penetrate her, she cannot take it over a minute and sometimes starts crying. Most often days I am not getting vaginal climax...she makes it up to me with oral sex. What to do?
corp2012 Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Use your hand and mouth to stimulate her first until she is wet but has not had an orgasm yet. You need to be very slow and practice vaginal sex slowly with her. Start by just entering very slowly, or let her sit on top of you and control entry, and then do not move or a long time, just let her adjust to it first. Then begin moving very slowly and gradually increase in speed. Also tell her to hold your hips and control your movement.
joeshmoe999 Wednesday, September 26, 2012 am dr. rehan.some girls come to me and ask is there is any medicine witch make us like fist time sex. bec. they have already intercors. now going to get marriage. they all are villager. Please tell if blood comes like ist time sex. THANKS
Rehan56 Tuesday, October 18, 2011
There are no medicines or magic for this situation- once you have lost it - you have lost it for ever - this is why moral values are so highly regarded.
srmcurology Wednesday, December 7, 2011
hi. i'm 36 female and my husband is 35. I loves sex but my husband not interested. any recommedation or tips for me to have a great sex life? BTW, V've been marry for the pas 11 yrs and still nt having children. Hopefully you can help us..Thank you.
rayangelyn Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Hi Doc, I am 30 and i always ejaculate 1-3 minutes after penetration for the first session. After a long recovery time, the second session lasts for over 7 minutes and sometimes my partner climaxes without me ejaculating. Is this normal? And is there any cause for worry for my partner?
pinkhead Friday, September 9, 2011
This is normal.
srmcurology Wednesday, December 7, 2011
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