An orgasm is what usually happens when you reach the height of sexual arousal. It usually feels really good.
When you have an orgasm — aka cum or climax — sexual tension increases until it reaches a peak, and pressure in your body and genitals is released. The most noticeable is a very intense, pleasurable feeling in your genitals and throughout your body.
The muscles in your vagina or penisas well as your anuscontract squeeze about once per second, times. Your heart rate and breathing levels also go up.
During an orgasm, your penis usually squirts a small amount tablespoons of semen cum — this is called ejaculation. Right after an orgasm, your clitoris or the glans head of your penis can feel very sensitive or uncomfortable to touch. Orgasms release endorphins feel-good hormonesso you might feel sleepy, relaxed, and happy afterwards — this is why some people orgasm to relieve pain, stress, or help them go to sleep. They vary for a of reasons, including how comfortable you are, how sexually excited you are, and how much sexual tension you built up before you had your orgasm.
Most orgasms happen during masturbation or sex like oralanalor vaginal sexwhen you or a partner stimulates touches or rubs your genitals. A few people can have orgasms from other things, like nipple stimulation or even just thinking sexy thoughts.
Many things can impact your ability to have an orgasm, like your hormonesemotions, past experiences, beliefs, lifestyle, relationshipsphysical or mental health, taking certain medicines, and using alcohol or drugs. Some people can have orgasms quickly and easily, others need more time and effort. Some people need to have certain parts of their body stimulated in a very specific way or with certain objects like vibrators to have an orgasm.
All of these differences are normal. It may take time and practice to learn how to have an orgasm.
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Experimenting with what feels good can help you understand your body and what feels good for you. Try not to put any pressure on yourself or your partner to have an orgasm. Not everybody can have orgasms during sex or with other people around.
Some people never have orgasms at all. Sex and masturbation can be intimate, enjoyable, and fun with or without orgasms. Help us improve. How could this information be more helpful?
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