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How do orgasms affect women's bodies?

Obviously, orgasms begin in the genital area. During orgasm, muscles in a woman's pelvis, anus, uterus, and vagina contract, causing a throbbing feeling. Muscles throughout the rest of the body, often in the face, legs, and back, also begin to contract. Depending on the type of orgasm, women's vaginas may become longer or shorter, and the clitoris can swell. Other areas of the body are also affected - heart rate increases and breathing gets heavier. As all of this is going on, the brain releases hormones like oxytocin that create a happy, relaxed feeling.

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