Is it necessary to have an orgasm to enjoy sex?

While an orgasm is the climax of sexual arousal and is therefore often the goal of sex, you can still enjoy sex without having an orgasm. Many people find that the more they focus on having an orgasm, the more difficult it is to actually orgasm. It's more important to focus on the overall pleasure of sexual activity. Love and intimacy are also important parts of sex. Even without orgasming, sex still feels good. Concentrating on what feels good and what makes your partner feel good may or may not lead to orgasm, but it can still lead to feelings of sexual satisfaction.

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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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