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According to the Clinical Psychology Review, there are at least 26 definitions of orgasm. In clinical terms, an orgasm is a sudden discharge of sexual tension that results in muscular contractions and changes in heart rate, blood pressure and breathing patterns.
In other words, an orgasm happens suddenly after building sexual tension, creating an intense sensation of pleasure. In men, orgasm is accompanied by ejaculation. A female orgasm is harder to define because of the multiple ways a woman can reach it.
Orgasms are complex physiological and psychological responses to sexual activity, which makes defining them in a precise way quite difficult. To reach orgasm, a man needs stimulation of the penis, mostly through stroking, and a woman generally needs clitoral, vaginal or G-spot stimulation.
An orgasm includes the following phases: the excitement phase, the plateau phase, the orgasmic phase and the resolution phase. These phases last different lengths of time for men and women.
An orgasm is often considered the end of intercourse, although that does not need to be the case.
It’s rare that both partners can orgasm at the same time; if your goal is to reach orgasm, make sure that your partner is satisfied as well. Orgasms are a wonderful part of sex, but they are not the only source of pleasure. Try to explore sex beyond orgasm through tantra or other techniques.