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Orgasm – Myths and Facts

Last Updated on Aug 10, 2020
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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. In fact, sex is thought to come a ‘full circle’ with an orgasm.

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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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aman5572

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

ladyt

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

drferoz_78

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

Hannahmae

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

Aniole-1

How long does it take for a woman to squirt? Is it part of the orgasm?

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