Duration of orgasm
Orgasm is the sudden discharge of accumulated sexual excitement during the sexual response The period after orgasm (known as the refractory period) is often a relaxing experience, attributed to the release of the neurohormones oxytocin.
Everything you need to know about orgasms
Description:The psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud distinguished female orgasms as clitoral in the young and immature, and vaginal in those with a healthy sexual response. Known as a 'dry orgasm', this can happen in healthy men or when men have diseases affecting the bladder, after having parts of their prostate removed due to cancer , or conditions such as multiple sclerosis. Contractions in the pelvic floor muscles and prostate gland also cause the semen to be forced out of the penis in a process called ejaculation. Some studies report women being able to fit up to 7 orgasms into 16 minutes. Several hormones that are released during orgasm have been identified, such as oxytocin and DHEA; some studies suggest that these hormones could have protective qualities against cancers and heart disease. Many women report having multiple orgasms, where orgasms follow in very close succession. They often occur following the continual stimulation of erogenous zones, such as the genitals, anus, nipples, and perineum.