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The Big 'O' Orgasm: What Is Happening in Your Body?

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Have you ever talked with your girlfriends about your sex life? Ever talked about the nature of orgasms?

While it might seem like a straightforward conversation, women can experience different sensations, so — which one is the actual orgasm?

According to article in the journal NeuroQuantology there are actually four different types of orgasms in women — clitoral, vaginal, blended and multiple orgasms.

A woman's orgasm, according to Merriam-webster.com, is an "intense or paroxysmal excitement; especially : an explosive discharge of neuromuscular tensions at the height of sexual arousal that is usually accompanied ... by vaginal contractions in the female."

Womenshealthmag.com said that according to research, "only 25 percent of women always climax during sex with a partner."

Female orgasms are a wonderful experience for those of us that are able to have them. In this article, we will talk about how women’s bodies create an orgasm.

An orgasm is a total body experience. It affects your heart, your lungs, your circulation, your hormones, as well as your female sexual organs, your clitoris and vagina.

As a woman becomes aroused, her heart begins to beat faster and her breath becomes quicker and more shallow, similar to what happens at the start of a workout. The muscles all over her body begin to tense up. As her heart beats faster, her circulation and blood flow increases.

The female sex organs, her breasts and her clitoris will enlarge slightly. Her nipples will become erect.

Her vagina starts to secrete a natural lubricant, first in small beads that will then run together as a fluid that prepares the vagina to receive the penis.

The lips of the vagina, called the labia, which normally fold protectively over the vagina, instead start to flatten out and open up. Inside, the vaginal canal lengthens and widens. The vagina begins to narrow to grip the penis closest to the labia.

The increase in circulation causes more blood to flow into the pelvis. Specifically, the blood flows to all the small blood vessels in the pelvis. This causes a warm sensation in the area, and causes the clitoris to become erect.

Orgasm. Merrian Webster Dictionary. 17 Feb. 2016.
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orgasm

The Female Orgasm: How it Works. Women Health Magazine. 17 Feb. 2016.
http://www.womenshealthmag.com/sex-and-love/sex-ed-anatomy-of-an-orgasm

What Happens During a Female Orgasm? Popsugar.com. 17 Feb. 2016.
http://www.popsugar.com/love/What-Happens-During-Female-Orgasm-329386

4 Orgasms Every Woman Should Have. Women’s Health Magazine. 17 Feb. 2016.
http://www.womenshealthmag.com/sex-and-love/types-of-female-orgasm

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