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What Happens During Female Orgasm

What Happens During a Female Orgasm?

For those of you who have had the pleasure (pun intended) of having an orgasm, you know that it is a sweet and satisfying sensation like no other. All women are different — some are quick to orgasm (remember when Jaiya had an orgasm just by thinking about it?), while others need to be warmed up for quite a while, like we saw on the Discovery special Curiosity. When it happens, though, your entire body and soul feel utterly amazing. So do you ever wonder what exactly is happening when you are about to reach your climax? Here's the deal:

  • Once a woman becomes sexually aroused, her heart begins to beat quicker, and she breathes faster. She'll tighten various muscles all over her body. Her breasts will enlarge slightly, and her nipples will become erect. Some women's faces, necks, or chests will become flushed. Also, her clitoris enlarges.
  • She'll notice that her vagina will have created a natural lubricant that will make sex much more enjoyable (if you're too dry, then sex can really hurt).
  • Her labia (lips) will flatten out and open up. Inside, her vagina will lengthen and widen (preparing for you know what). All this happens because blood rushes to the pelvic area — called engorgement — and creates a pleasurably warm sensation in that area (you know what I'm talking about).
  • As arousal continues, everything becomes even more enlarged, and all the changes mentioned above become more pronounced. Yet the woman's clitoris actually retracts under the hood and gets 50 percent shorter right before she climaxes.
  • When the woman reaches orgasm, her skin will flush, and muscles all over her body will continue to contract. Blood pressure, heart rate, and breathing rates will continue to rise.
  • In the vagina itself, she'll feel rhythmic contractions in the outer part of the vagina, in her uterus, and in her anus. These intense pulses happen about once every second. Mild orgasms have three to five pulses, and intense orgasms have 10 to 15.

— Additional reporting by Tara Block

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harrymete harrymete 7 years
Have you tried the A spot orgasm? The A spot is 3.5-4 inches on the front wall of the vagina. Here's an excellent resource on the A spot orgasm:
Well, new here. I was wondering if I could get some knowledge on female anatomy and what works in regards to the little known female orgasm. "Little known to me" Yes, I have had it happen to her but not very often and not predictable but I guess that's human nature. I seek that first by methods you can imagine maybe, but sometimes cannot get that and may quit. I love to please and that is my goal first, but it doesn't happen so often.
screammylungzout screammylungzout 9 years
omgggg at the graphic spitfire ahahahaha!
dirrtyhoney dirrtyhoney 9 years
Yeah! Tell her Kiddylnd :-)
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 9 years
and every girl deserves to experience one!
kiddylnd kiddylnd 9 years
Shay are 15. You are NOT READY. You don't know me, but trust me on this one.
designergirl designergirl 9 years
I got aroused reading that too! However, I jsut got off the pill, and everything is makng me aroused.
cravinsugar cravinsugar 9 years
how come somtimes you just lose the feeling abde you can't orgasm, or you can't get stimulated enough to have one?
shay34 shay34 9 years
I like how you went in great detail! This really helped me! I think icould be ready thanks to you! =]
Nice information :]
Realblonde Realblonde 9 years
Ladies listen up! Make sure you explain to your man all about your private parts, especially your clitorous! Lots of guys just don't know what the hell it is all about down there. If you have a son, please, please explain it to him when he gets older. Don't be shy, spread those legs and start explaining and exploring!
rb24 rb24 9 years
i need my man now!
rocknrollmaw rocknrollmaw 9 years
Nice read! I wanna go home and tackle my man!
RonnieMay RonnieMay 9 years
That sounds very orgasmic lol xo
ninjastarlett ninjastarlett 9 years
The muscle contractions are actually just a theory. It's believed that the pulling of semen into the vagina for fertilization is the reason for it, but hasn't and can't be proven.
melda melda 9 years
spitfire2 spitfire2 9 years
Shadafacup..girl you need to get in touch more with your body..I can have an orgasm using ANY MAN...or heack, none at you just have to know how to move around if you get what I'm's not the guy that does just sort of use what he's got :pepino:
clarkware clarkware 9 years
Is it wrong that I got hot reading that? LOL!!
Midnightkiss4u09 Midnightkiss4u09 9 years
ccsugar ccsugar 9 years
Wow. Where is my man when I need him!
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