The reason for the female orgasm has long eluded scientists. Men need them for reproduction; women don't. So why do female orgasms exist? Scientists studying this issue are divided, said David Puts, a biological anthropologist at Penn State University. Some scientists think female orgasms are totally purposeless. But evidence suggests that they may have once helped and perhaps still help us survive and reproduce.
14 Surprising Facts About Female Orgasms You Really Want to Know
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Psst — you over there. Guess what? We're going to talk about orgasms. Specifically, the female orgasm. Well, there are probably a lot of things about the female orgasm that you probably don't know. Some of these facts about orgasms revolve around their mental and physical benefits, like an improved immune system and reduced pain. Some are facts that debunk all-too-common myths, like condoms prevent you from climaxing.
What is an orgasm?
They are usually associated with involuntary actions, including muscular spasms in multiple areas of the body, a general euphoric sensation and, frequently, body movements and vocalizations. Human orgasms usually result from physical sexual stimulation of the penis in males typically accompanying ejaculation and of the clitoris in females. The health effects surrounding the human orgasm are diverse.
In general, women reach orgasm more quickly during masturbation than during partnered sex, according to a recent Journal of Sexual Medicine study. Orgasm latency — the amount of time it takes to climax — has been the focus of many studies of men in the context of premature ejaculation. But little was known about women and whether their experiences were different with or without a partner.