An orgasm can be defined in many different ways. It can range from the clinical or physiological definition, “a set of muscle contractions accompanied by a release of endorphins originating from sexual stimulation,” to the more spiritual or emotional, “I’ve died and gone to heaven.”
Assigning an appropriate definition to an orgasm isn’t the problem. The problem is figuring out how to improve them and maximize orgasmic potential.
The science behind the physiology that creates this mind-altering, earth-shattering moment is simple, and not-so-surprisingly, and it’s a neurotransmitter called Oxytocin.
Oxytocin (OT) has been used medically to stimulate the uterus to contract during childbirth, but a plethora of new research suggests that its effects are also associated with sexual arousal, orgasms, bonding, and social interactions.
It’s entirely possible that OT may very well become known as the “Prescription for Pleasure!”
Oxyctocin is mainly produced in the brain by the posterior hypothalamus, but is also created throughout the body by many other cells for many different functions.
It has been shown to moderate or improve human interaction, including orgasms, maternal bonding, social interaction, emotional/ olfactory memories, pair bonding, and anxiety.
In relation to orgasms, OT has numerous ways of improving, increasing, and strengthening the climax for both men and women.
The Physical Orgasm
It has been demonstrated that levels of OT begin to rise during sexual stimulation and continue to build along with the potential climax, with the highest levels being achieved during the peak of climax.
Right around this peak, OT’s direct effect of increasing norepinephrine explains how that as one gets closer to climaxing, their heart rate increases, their eyes dilate, breathing increases in speed, and they experience a rise in body temperature resulting in the sheets to be kicked off.
This physiological sequence of events that intensifies the experience, aids in the bonding aspect of sex as a whole.
And as for the climax itself? It is said that OT improves the sensation of climaxing, making it more pleasurable and therefore more memorable to those experiencing it.
It has been shown to decrease the amount of time to achieve climax with an average length of 55 minutes, being reduced to five.
OT can enable women to increase the duration spent in full climax, improving this time from five seconds to 45 seconds.
It can increase the amount of seminal and vaginal fluid by 40%, and has the potential to aid in achieving multiple orgasms by counteracting its antagonist, prolactin.
A final interesting nugget of information is that when dosed properly by a physician, patients who engaged in intercourse within three hours reported much more intense orgasms.
Those that engaged in intercourse and climaxed three hours after dosing, reported having multiple orgasms which had never been experienced before.