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Fast Facts About Orgasms You Wanted To Know, But Were Afraid To Ask

Facts On Orgasms

August 12th, 2019   |   Updated on March 3rd, 2020

An orgasm is a feeling of intense sexual pleasure that happens during sexual activity. It’s sometimes called “coming” or “climaxing”. Both men and women have orgasms.

We’ve come up with some fascinating facts about your big O.

Orgasm Fact 1

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Women’s orgasms in intercourse are highly variable. More than 70% of women have orgasms as a result of direct clitoral stimulation.

Orgasm Fact 2

The world record for the longest time spent masturbating to orgasm is 6 hours 30 minutes for a woman, and 8 hours 30 minutes for a man.

Orgasm Fact 3

More than 90% of men usually experience orgasm in their intercourse; this proportion is only around 50% among women.

Orgasm Fact 4

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The most important single predictor of sexual satisfaction for women is without a doubt the orgasm . However, if a woman did not have an orgasm in the latest intercourse, 38% of women did not consider that intercourse pleasant.

If they had an orgasm (or more than one), only a few women did not rate their intercourse as pleasant.

Orgasm Fact 5

Sixty percent of migraine sufferers experienced moderate or complete relief after an orgasm

Orgasm Fact 6

Women who feel insecure about their relationship are less likely to orgasm, says Seymour Fisher, author of /The Female Orgasm/. So, stop stalking him and get sexy instead.

Orgasm Fact 7

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Some women faint when they come and, in very rare cases, have had heart failure and died

Orgasm Fact 8

Research shows that when men orgasm, men release a cocktail of brain chemicals, including norepinephrine, serotonin, oxytocin, vasopressin, nitric oxide (NO), and the hormone prolactin.

Prolactin also explains why men are sleepier after intercourse than after masturbation. For unknown reasons, intercourse orgasms release four times more prolactin than masturbatory orgasms, according to a recent study.

Orgasm Fact 9


A new study has found that on average it takes women 13 minutes and 25 seconds to have a real orgasm. The study does, however, fail to mention a crucial fact: according to research from 2009, the average time for men to orgasm is just six minutes.

Meanwhile, separate research at Geneva University found that female orgasm is accompanied by three to 15 involuntary contractions of the pelvic muscles and that the event lasts between three and 26 seconds.

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