What causes an orgasm?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Many women want to have an orgasm, but some don't know how  to get there. Watch as Dr. Oz maps the way with sex experts Drs. Jennifer Ashton, Hilda Hutcherson, and Andrew Goldstein in this video about the female orgasm.


Continue Learning about Orgasm

Orgasm

Orgasm

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.
More

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.