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10 Facts About Women Orgasms No One Talks About

1. Orgasm Day

Believe it or not, female orgasms have their own day. August 8th is known worldwide as International Women’s Orgasm Day. This day is about telling women how natural it is to have an orgasm and break away from taboos regarding it. It encourages women to talk more openly about their sex life and feel no shame in discussing it with experts in time of need.

2. Orgasm originations

As opposed to popular belief, orgasms don’t just originate from your genital area. Women have had orgasms doing the most routine of tasks in their everyday life such as touching their eyebrow in a particular way. Sometimes, just thinking of an orgasm can initiate an orgasm.

3. Childbirth

This may sound unbelievable but some women have experienced orgasms when in labour or while giving birth to their child. This is probably because of a lot of activity around the genital region. Sometimes it’s felt only for a brief second as it is masked by the overbearing pain.

4. Brain activity

During climax, a part of the brain shuts down. This region, called the lateral orbitofrontal cortex, is located behind the left eye. It is responsible for control of behaviour and reasoning, which is why concentrating on something else during climax becomes difficult.

5. Pillow Talk

Orgasms, both in men and women, release a hormone called oxytocin in the body. This hormone increases the sense of bonding between the partners. You may find yourself sharing more with your partner than before, a phenomenon known as pillow talk.

6. Painkiller

The effect of an orgasm is the same as the consumption of a painkiller. The oxytocin released in the body relaxes the body and is known to be a contributor to stress busting. The sensation can diminish pain, from cramps to arthritis.

7. Unique orgasms

Not every woman orgasms in the same way. Penetration of the vagina is not always enough to orgasm. A lot of women respond better to oral or manual stimulation. It’s perfectly normal to be vocal about your preferences in bed, let your partner know what works for you and what doesn’t.

8. Intensity

An average orgasm is 20 seconds long. But the intensity of the orgasm can differ.  Exercising the muscles of the pelvic floor can ensure that the orgasms you feel are longer and more intense, provided you do the exercises properly. Toning the muscles is an exercise popular with women.

9. Environment

Female orgasms are more dependent on social factors than a man’s. The environment, stress level, and comfort levels have an impact on your ability to climax during intercourse. Some women have troubles with their orgasms due to unfavourable social environments.

10. Not like the media portrays

Orgasms aren’t always as satisfying as portrayed in movies. It doesn’t always have to be intense that it causes you to pass out and keep you thinking about it till the next time. Orgasms are more inclined towards the release of tension that the heightening of pleasure. So while some orgasms can definitely be intense, some can also be less pronounced.

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