What do female orgasms feel like?

Orgasms feel different from person to person, but many women experience similar feelings. During orgasms, muscles throughout the body - especially in the pelvis, vagina, and anus - contract in a rhythmic way. Many women describe this as a sense of "throbbing." Women may experience a tingling or warm sensation that starts in the clitoris and spreads throughout the body. When women orgasm, chemicals are released that spread throughout the body and cause a pleasant, relaxed feeling.

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What is an orgasm? An orgasm is a release of built-up sexual tension and a source of sexual pleasure for both men and women. For women, the vagina and clitoris become engorged with blood, leading to contractions of the vagina. For ...

men, blood flow causes the penis to become erect, usually causing the release of semen at the point of climax. Orgasms are experienced differently by different people, depending on the type of stimulation used, such as masturbation, clitoral stimulation, a sense of intimacy with a partner and other factors. Learn more about orgasms with expert advice from Sharecare.
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