Orgasm...mmm...What is it?

The term orgasm can be elusive, especially if you aren't sure you've ever had an orgasm. Otherwise known as the sexual climax or the peak of sexual activity, the orgasm is typically a release of sexual excitement. This climax is usually accompanied by spasms and a general euphoric feeling of release. Muscle contractions and spasms can be centered around the pelvic region that relax after the culmination of the sexual act.


In order to reach orgasm the stimulation of your sexual organs is what leads to this climax. Most people use the word euphoria to describe how they feel orgasm or their sexual release. The term itself comes from the Greek word of orgasmos which has connections to the terms of excitement or swelling.


Experienced by both males and females, the orgasm can vary in different levels of intensity and pleasure. Caused by the physical and sexual stimulation of the penis and glans in males, and the clitoris in females, the orgasm results from by masturbation or with a partner. Controlled by the autonomic nervous system, there's a period of relaxation after a sexual orgasm.


This relaxing period after a sexual climax is caused by a release of endorphins and prolactin. Known to release stress, the period after an orgasm is also known as the refractory period. Although every person has the capacity to experience an orgasm, there's a lot of people out there who are unsure if they've ever felt one.


Many women claim to have never had one, or knowing gif they have. Many of the techniques to develop a healthy balance of tension and relaxation during sexual activity go a long way towards self discovery. Tension in women is also known as myotonic or pelvic muscle tension. There needs to be a fine balance tension and relaxation, because many women are too relaxed to enjoy sexual release. There's a fine line of muscle tension that is often necessary for an orgasm. 


Even though the sexual release of the euphoric sensation can vary from one person to another, there's many techniques out there to optimize your orgasm. With rhythmic muscular contractions in the pelvic region that create the release of sexual tension and buildup, these techniques are geared to slowly build on your release internally. Many of these techniques and tips will vary from female to male exercises but typically they gravitate around being patient. Such techniques like tantric sexual experiences and exercises can help build the slow build up and to optimize your experience.


There are many studies and debates about the personal and health related benefits on the human orgasm. Whether or not these studies will ever show an quantifiable health benefit remains to be seen, but most of the studies has been centered around the release of endorphins and prolactin. Brain studies around the cerebral cortex have shown that there are definite benefits to human sexual activity and the release known as the orgasm.