This is what happens to your body when you orgasm

Have you ever wondered what actually goes on inside your body when you reach the Big O? What is it, exactly, that makes it feel SO. DAMN. GOOD? As it turns out, a whole lot of processes are involved in climaxing. While we often refer to orgasm as a destination, or end point, it’s actually much more of a journey.

As you move closer to climax, your heart starts to race, your pupils dilate, and your skin begins to flush. 

And while you may feel more relaxed than ever, thanks to the rush of dopamine surging through your body, your muscles will actually start to tense up, in preparation for what’s to come (pun intended).

Hitting O Town

When you reach the Big O, the muscles in your vagina, anus and uterus will all simultaneously contract and then relax, causing you to feel an intense sensation of euphoric release.

Inside your brain, the feelgood hormones oxytocin and dopamine are surging, causing you to feel blissful and also encouraging you to snuggle and get close to your partner. 

You might also feel oddly safe and chilled, thanks to a phenomenon research has suggested happens in post-orgasmic women, as a result of the brain’s hippocampus and amygdala regulating themselves. These areas of the brain are directly responsible for emotional processing and, in particular, controlling intense negative emotions like fear and anxiety. 

There’s no such thing as ‘normal’

Research has suggested that, in fact, several parts of the brain wind down during orgasm, which may explain why it’s hard to remember your own name when you come!

What’s important to know, is that the experience of orgasm is different for everyone, and there’s no “right” way to have one. For this reason, you should never put pressure on yourself to achieve an orgasm in a particular way. Some women can’t orgasm from sex and orgasm from masturbation exclusively, and that’s totally okay. 

Because, no matter how you get to O Town, one thing’s universal – it feels freaking amazing!

These toys are a great support for your next orgasm!

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This smart travel buddy provides intensive orgasms all over the world. The feature of the cover will add mind-blowing experiences to any adventure you could imagine. It also guarantees hygienic and discreet transportation.

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This toy is designed to be shared with a partner during sex. You can both enjoy the vibe and take advantage of its innovative new features.

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Frieda worked as a freelance journalist for over 10 years: She used to write about Easter recipes and style icons, about human metabolism and Michelin-rated restaurants. In short: about everything, except for sex. And for a good reason. Frieda always considered herself to be an average sexual person for all those years. Until a breakup persuaded her to stop taking the pill, which she had been on for 14 years. It was then, at the age of 28, that she finally discovered her wonderful sexuality and found her true, unique and hungry libido. Ever since, she has not only practiced a new sexuality. She writes and speaks about it too. And has never been as fulfilled as she is today!