Orgasm

The Science of Orgasm

Defining an orgasm seems like such a simple task at first. Every month, magazine covers tout the newest way to get one, make one better or have a bunch in a row. Orgasm is a sex word so ubiquitous that we often fail to think about what it actually is that happens. An orgasm is that thing that marks the end of sex, right? Something that, well, feels so good you have to scream at the top of your lungs? A phenomenon that is paradoxically difficult to achieve yet simple to fake, a la Meg Ryan’s performance in When Harry Met Sally?

If you take a moment to ask someone what an orgasm feels like, people often find themselves at a loss for words. Have you ever tried to describe an orgasm to someone who has never had one before? Take a moment and try to come up with a description. (One word responses like “amazing” don’t count.) More >>

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