Orgasm Myths and Facts - Stages of Female Orgasm

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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 4 is 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.


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Is it true that if a man takes a long time to ejaculate it means that he just recently had sex?

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

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

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