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Can orgasms be caused by anything other than sex?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Orgasms can be caused by almost any type of sexual activity, not just sexual intercourse. Oral sex and anal sex may also cause orgasms in both men and women. Masturbation, or sexually stimulating yourself, can also lead to orgasm. Sometimes, people are able to orgasm through other types of stimulation, like touching or kissing the neck or breasts. Orgasm may even be possible by just fantasizing about sexual situations.

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