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Orgasm

How do orgasms affect the brain?

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  • Orgasms obviously affect your genitals, but they also affect your brain. During sexual activity, your nerves send signals to your brain to communicate sexual stimulation and arousal. During orgasm, brain waves start to change. Orgasms cause the release of certain hormones - such as oxytocin, dopamine, and endorphins - that circulate throughout your body and your brain. These hormones create the happy, relaxed feeling that comes after an orgasm.

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