When we talk about health, and women health especially, one of the most overlooked areas on this issue are orgasms. Today, we will shed more light on orgasms.
Why? Orgasms have been proven by multiple studies to be beneficial to a woman’s health in different ways which include Improving circulation to organs in the pelvic cavity, delivering nutrients, growing healthy tissues, inducing deep relaxation, and regulating your menstrual cycle.
So how much do you know about the female orgasm? Here are 10 of the most fascinating facts scientists have discovered about women and their orgasms. Which do you like the most?
Unlike most men, women are able to have multiple orgasms. Scientists believe it’s because women don’t have a refractory period (a period immediately following a stimulus during which further stimulation has no effect). Some men can have multiple orgasms too, but it is rare, and most guys who have experienced this report far fewer orgasms. Case in point: the most orgasms documented in one hour is 134 for a woman and *just* 16 for a man.
Some women have orgasms in their sleep. Often associated with adolescent boys, nocturnal orgasms are also experienced by women, the experience is described as less “wet” but still intense. The sexual dreams may lead to vaginal lubrication and orgasms (often called nocturnal orgasms). They can occur during adolescence and throughout adulthood.
Research has discovered that women with a clitoris that sits closer to their vaginal opening are more likely to reach orgasm during intercourse compared to women with a larger distance between these two body parts. Specifically, when the distance is within about one inch–approximately the width of an average person’s thumb–orgasms from vaginal penetration are more likely.
Some women have orgasms while they exercise while doing core exercises hence the term ‘coregasms’. Asides core exercises, women have also experienced orgasms while weight lifting, running, doing yoga, cycling, and more.
A nipplegasm is an orgasm more common in women than men, and it’s generated by stimulation of a nipple or both nipples. Some women can experience orgasms from nipple stimulation alone! Why? Some brain scanning studies have found that nipple stimulation activates the same brain regions as clitoral and vaginal stimulation.
Orgasms Happen In The Brain:
While the orgasms might be felt in the genitals, they actually happen in the brain. Specifically, When the millions of nerve endings in the genitals get stimulated and aroused, they send messages to the nucleus accumbens, otherwise known as the brain’s pleasure centre otherwise known
During orgasm, the brain fills up with oxytocin, the chemical responsible for feelings of intimacy and connection. Both genders experience this hormonal surge, but higher levels of testosterone in the male brain may cut off some of the effects, which may explain why many women experience more intense feelings of connection after sex than men.