Intimacy What happens to the female body during an orgasm?

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Every woman experiences orgasms differently. I’ve heard some attest to a mind-blowing, earth shattering type of orgasm while others would not even know if they were actually having an orgasm – which I find pretty interesting.

Anyway, there’s no way to pin point that A, B and C is what you will definitely feel during an orgasm but there are a couple of things that happen to your body during the big O.

You see things clearer

Yap, your vision actually gets a bit clearer during an orgasm. This is assuming that your eyes are actually open during an orgasm.

Your pupils reportedly dilate and you can experience a slight improvement in your vision.

Some things get bigger

Your boobs get bigger in preparation for the big O.


While certain parts of your body get smaller

Certain muscles such as your anus, your pelvic floor and uterus contract causing intense pulses.

It’s like your vagina, anus and uterus have heart beats.

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Your heart beats faster

Your heart rate increases in order to pump blood to the genitals and other muscles.


Your metabolism and temperature slightly increases as well.

There’s a switch up in the brain

The areas responsible for fear and anxiety tend to relax while the areas responsible for feeling and sensation take over during an orgasm.

Another interesting thing that happens to your body during that time is that you actually have some form of control over yourself.

This is possible because the activity in the lateral orbitofrontal cortex drops which results to a woman having the ability to think logically and to control themselves to take a break.

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You feel closer to your partner (cheesy but true)

The production and release of dopamine increases during an orgasm hence intense pleasure. The oxytocin hormone is also released and this causes feelings of intimacy with your partner.


You blush a bit

Your chest and cheeks apparently become flushed during an orgasm as blood circulation increases within your body.


Source: Prevention

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