For a woman, having an orgasm can be like finding an amazing deal on a shopping trip — you try to get one every time but, unfortunately not every experience produces the same result. When you do reach your climax or find that 50 percent off deal, however, all of the problems of the world seem to melt away. You probably already know how amazing it can feel to climax, but have you ever wondered what happens to your body as your orgasm?
According toWomen's Health, only 25 percent of women report always reaching orgasm during sex with their partner. And when you consider how amazing orgasms are and that over 90 percent of men reach orgasm every time, you realize just how wrong that statistic is on so many levels.
Besides the mind-blowing, toe-curling pleasure that keeps you coming back for more, what's going on inside of your body during your orgasm? You may not realize it — or care while you're getting busy — but there are plenty of things happening. As you become aroused, your heart rate and breathing increase, your nipples become erect, and your genitals will become engorged with blood, according to Cosmopolitan. The sensations become more intense until you (hopefully) climax. And when that happens, your heart, your brain, and even your eyes respond.
So if you needed a reason to get down and dirty with your partner tonight, you can have fun trying to have an orgasm. And when you do, try to observe just how many of these things happen to you.
1Your Muscles Contract
When you're in the throes of an orgasm, the uterus, vagina, and anus are all contracting at 0.8-second intervals, according to Women's Health. The number of contractions can depend on the intensity of the orgasm. As Men's Health added, these contractions typically last between 10 and 60 seconds.
2Your Anxiety Level Decreases
You may have been worried about how your butt looks or your unshaven legs during foreplay. But once you're in the act and getting closer orgasm, you'll probably give no effs about body hair. That's because, according to SELF, the parts of your brain associated with anxiety begin to shut down as you get more turned on.
3Your Heart Works Overtime
When things get hot and heavy, you'll feel your heart beating a lot faster than normal. According to Prevention, during an orgasm, your heart rate and blood pressure can double as your heart works overtime, pumping blood to your genitals.
4You Can See Clearly Now
You'll probably want to close your eyes when you're in the middle of making love, but there's actually a really great reason to open them — at least for a few minutes. That because, as Prevention noted, your pupils will dilate during orgasm. Some people even find that their vision improves during that big moment.
5You'll Feel The Urge To Cuddle
Believe it or not, there's stuff going on inside your brain during an orgasm as well. According to Women's Health , oxytocin is released in the brain during an orgasm, which contributes to a woman's desire to cuddle after the act.
Once you've reached your big "O," your body enters a state of relaxation, according to Men's Health. The heart rate and breathing returns to normal and your once swollen lady parts return to their normal size.