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What is an orgasm?

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A true orgasm is a pleasurable physical reflex. During sexual arousal certain muscles are being tightened. During orgasm these muscles return to their pre-arousal state. When we are sexually aroused the flow of blood in our genitals is increased and tensing of muscles takes place in our genitals area. What an orgasm does is to reverse this process with repeated rhythmic contractions. People with vulvas experience these contractions in the lower area of the vagina and 10% of them ejaculate sexual fluid during orgasm. People with penises experience the contractions in the penis area and 95% of them ejaculate sexual fluid during orgasm.

Source: Brown University

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