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What is the relationship between orgasms and hormones?

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  • Sex hormones like testosterone and estrogen affect a person's sexuality, and the presence of these hormones - in proper balance - improves a person's ability to orgasm. Orgasms also cause certain hormones to be released in your body. During sexual activity, the nerves send signals to the brain to indicate sexual stimulation and arousal. Then when a person orgasms, the brain causes hormones and other chemicals to be released into the body. These include endorphins, dopamine, and oxytocin, which may cause pleasurable sensations, relaxation, and a feeling of happiness.

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