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What happens within a woman's body during sex?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

During sex, women's pupils dilate, nostrils flare, heart rate increases, oxytocin increases, sweat glands open for cooling, breasts enlarge 25 percent, and nipples increase in height by 1 centimeter. Infrared cameras also show increased blood to the lips, nose, and labia. All of these things happen as the sexual stimuli build up to the almighty orgasm.

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