Orgasm – Myths and Facts
Stages of Female Orgasm
Female orgasm starts from arousal and swelling up of clitoris followed by vaginal lubrication and leads on to lengthening and stiffening of vagina and finally resolution
Initial stage of her arousal is marked by excitement that causes heart rate and blood pressure to go up. The clitoris swells up in response to stimulation, passion and mood making the vagina moist. Breathing now becomes heavy as she gets turned on, and her skin may look flushed due to the quick pace of her heart. Breasts begin to look fuller, and nipples become hard and erect in response to the excitement.
Stage 2 is called the plateau stage; increased stimulation causes more blood flow into the vagina. The labia minor or the inner lips of the vagina take on a dark color due to the increased blood flow. She is more excited and well lubricated in this stage.
Stage 3, called the actual orgasmic stage, is marked by stiffening and lengthening of the vagina. The clitoris retracts into the clitoral hood and the muscles around the vagina and anus spasm rhythmically; sometimes the muscle contractions are felt throughout the body. Pleasure and excitement reaches its peak in those few seconds.
Stage 4is the final stage of the orgasm known as the resolution stage when the superfluous blood drains from the genital area. The clitoris goes back to its normal size while the body revels in the orgasmic pleasure and gradually regains its composure.