Psst—you over there. Guess what? We're going to talk about orgasms. Specifically, the female orgasm. Orgasms are just as important to a woman's health as using dental floss. You want to experience them to their fullest, but you can't do that unless you're in the know about what exactly a female orgasm is, how you reach your climax, and what happens to your body when it experiences one. So now's the time to expand your knowledge. This is everything you ever wanted to know about an orgasm, and hopefully your next sexual experience will be your best one yet. When you have a headache, it's pretty common to go to bed.
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Unlike some animals, human females can have sex any time of the month, and they do not have to orgasm to ovulate or get pregnant. Male-dominated scientific norms mean that much about the female orgasm remains misunderstood, and many harmful myths persist. A female orgasm can be highly pleasurable and occur during masturbation or sexual activity with one or more partners. Scientists are unsure whether it has additional benefits. In this article, we look at why female orgasms occur and what happens during an orgasm. We also debunk some common misconceptions. The benefits of the male orgasm are clear. Men must ejaculate to deposit sperm in the vagina, possibly leading to pregnancy.
Some facts of life are sad but true, and one of these facts is that climaxing for many women is anything but easy. In fact, a recent survey from Valparaiso University in Indiana showed that more than half of women who struggle to orgasm attribute the problem to anxiety. Plus, because of the complex nature of the condition, other hangups can be heightened during sex, causing a vicious cycle of worry and frustration. Brenner writes in Psychology Today. If you feel that anxiety may be playing a role in your sex life, talk to a therapist. Women who have trouble reaching orgasm are almost always told to "just relax. Weston writes for WebMD.
But when? And how? Since Aristotle, researchers have looked for the biological and functional purposes of the female orgasm. Men need to have an orgasm to release sperm, but women do not need to orgasm to ovulate or become pregnant. Some researchers have suggested that orgasms persist because they have a psychological function in reproduction — they feel good, so they encourage women to have more sex. Solitary animals, like cats and rabbits, experience male-induced ovulation — a mature egg is only released from the ovary during copulation. The researchers said there is evidence of a physiological reaction similar to human climax, and when they ovulate, a hormone called prolactin is released. The new study shows that female orgasm, and the concomitant hormone release, is likely an ancestral holdover of its reproductive function, because humans and other placental mammals, like primates, ovulate spontaneously. As induced ovulation evolved into spontaneous ovulation, the female orgasm was freed up for another purpose, albeit one without a clear role in human reproduction. Wagner compares the female orgasm to the human ability to appreciate music and other, finer aspects of life.