Female Orgasm 101: Empower Your Body!
Updated: Nov 18, 2020
Written by: Karamat. Hajira, M.Phil. Counseling Psychology
Orgasms! Both genders experience them, yet, much of the talk surrounding it is male-dominated and patriarchal. For this reason, research about the outcomes and benefits are limited. As a result, there is a lot of misinformation regarding the female orgasm.
Female orgasms can be achieved during masturbation or sexual intercourse with a partner by physically stimulating acts, psychologically arousal, or both, which prompts nerve signals to pass through the genitals and central nervous system (brain and spinal cord).
During arousal, the blood vessels to the genitals dilate, making them more sensitive. On increased sexual arousal one's heartbeat, blood pressure, and breathing rate will also increase. As orgasm is reached, many women feel rhythmic muscle contractions.
While the female orgasm fulfills the obvious pleasure, it also encourages women to boost their self-esteem during sexual activities. It can also help to enhance bonding with a sexual partner, which may lead to remarkable evolutionary benefits. So, taking female pleasure seriously is of the utmost importance, and one should never be embarrassed by it.
Several scientists have demonstrated that sexual responses have specific stages, and the majority of theories contains the following steps:
Sexual arousal or excitement when a woman is turned on.
Plateau, in which blood flow to the lower part of the vagina reaches and vessels dilate, causing the vagina to be swollen and firm.
Orgasm is the climax of excitement, the intense pleasurable sexual discharge, characterized by rhythmic contractions.
Resolution happens when a woman's body gradually returns to its normal state.
Women can have multiple orgasms without requiring much time in between. In contrast, males typically need a period of rest before reaching another orgasm.
Health Benefits of Female Orgasms:
An Orgasm Can Increase the Chances Of Conception
Research has demonstrated that the rhythmic contractions in the vagina during orgasm may hold the sperm while pulling it upward into the cervix, eventually increasing the chances of conception.
Significant Physiological Changes During the Female Orgasms
During Orgasms, female hormones change remarkably. The most important and vital change is the release of the prolactin hormone, which is released in the male orgasm as well. The pituitary gland secretes prolactin, and its primary function is to facilitate the production of milk.
The oxytocin hormone is mostly released when orgasms are reached through clitoral stimulation. This hormone plays an essential role in regulating hormone levels' impairments caused by stress and assists with childbirth. Deficiency of the hormone oxytocin may lead to anxiety, cognitive malfunctioning, and obesity.
Orgasms Help To Overcome Pain
It might seem like an undeniable fact but, "something good cancels out something bad."
Positive provocations can also help to change a person's attention from an unfortunate incident, assisting them in overlooking the bad thing that just occurred.
No Direct Stimulation Required To Orgasm
Yes! There is undoubtedly a lot of truth when saying a significant part of sex is psychological, not physical. Physical stimulation alone can make it tough to orgasm if you aren't engaging your biggest sex organ, your mind. For many women, if they are in the mood for sex, it's difficult to climax. No doubt, physical activity also plays an essential part in reaching orgasms, extensive physical activity is required from at least one partner.
Some Helpful Orgasming Tips:
1. Could you slow it down some? The usual time it takes for a female Orgasm is 12 minutes, so no need to rush.
2. Try focusing on exploring more erogenous sexual parts other than the clitoris.
3. Start movements softly before gradually strengthening sensations.
4. Communicating with your partner is essential.
5. Sex is more than a penis probing a vagina - it's a complete experience, like a ceremony.