10 Weird Facts About Orgasms

10 Weird Facts About Orgasms Script 10) Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD) This rare disorder leaves some women in a constant state of arousal, leading to over 100 orgasms every day Triggers are often sudden and unpredictable, and while orgasm provides temporary relief, arousal returns shortly after, preventing concentration on day-to-day tasks

47-year-old Kim Ramsey, who suffers from the condition, gained exposure recently for speaking out about PGAD She stated that her orgasms are often triggered by the slightest of movements, such as standing near loud vibrating speakers or wearing stilettos Source: The Guardian 9) Medical Orgasms In the 19th century 75% of women were plagued with an illness that caused anxiety and irritability The supposed illness was formally recognized as hysteria, but today would simply be diagnosed as sexual frustration Because female sexual arousal was condemned in Victorian society, the condition was deemed medical rather than sexual, and so patients could seek treatment

This involved medical professionals giving patients a manual genital massage until they reached orgasm Many doctors complained that it was a laborious and time-consuming procedure, and so the vibrator was invented as a form of self-medication Source: Huffington Post 8) Orgasms Are Painkillers During orgasm, the brain is flooded with endorphins, which are powerful painkillers Research led by Stefan Evers, a German neurologist, investigated whether sexual activity helps in relieving pain He sent a questionnaire to hundreds of migraine sufferers, and told them to record their migraine pain level after orgasm

Of the candidates who responded, 60% said their pain was relieved after intercourse It was also found that a female’s pain threshold can increase by up to 107% after orgasm Source: Telegraph 7) No Genitals Needed Climaxing is most commonly achieved through genital stimulation during sex However, sexologists have identified less conventional triggers of orgasms In some cases, the brain is able to retrain the nervous system to transfer orgasm trigger spots to different areas of the body

This is particularly common in spine injury patients, and in 2004 a quadriplegic man was able to climax from just sucking his thumb In the 1950s, a woman was found capable of reaching orgasm every time she had her eyebrows stroked, and in 2003 a 41-year-old woman sought medical attention after she fell into a consistent pattern of climaxing every time she brushed her teeth Source: Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex, Mary Roach 6) Prostate Cancer Research carried out by Harvard Medical School has shown that frequent orgasm in men reduces their chances of developing prostate cancer Those who ejaculate over 21 times a month have a 22% lower risk of getting the disease It is thought that cleaning out sperm helps prevent the build up of older cells that are more likely to turn cancerous

It has also been found that reaching orgasm more than three times a week decreases risk of heart attack and stroke by 50% Source: ABC News 5) Upsuck Theory In the 1900s gynecologists believed that the female orgasm was a pre-requisite for pregnancy, and that the orgasmic contractions served to suck the semen up through the cervix and to the egg Research conducted in the 1950s found that this was not true, however, the theory is still used in pig farming The Danish National Committee for Pig Production found that sexually stimulating a sow while artificially inseminating her will see a 6% increase in the farrowing rate It is therefore common practice for Danish farmers to mimic the movements of a boar by mounting the sows and rubbing their mammaries, before artificially inseminating them

Source: Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex, Mary Roach 4) Yogasm According to a study by Indiana University, 20% of women have experienced an orgasm while practicing yoga The phenomenon is most often achieved during Kundalini [koon-da-lee-nee], a form of deep, meditative yoga designed to lead to spiritual awakening Rather than a genital climax, the women claim to experience a full body orgasm Barbara Carrellas has been teaching others to yogasm for three decades, and states that this full body orgasm can be achieved through a series of techniques focusing on deep and rapid breathing Source: The Telegraph, Indiana University 3) Furthest Traveled Ejaculation In the 1940s some scientists believed that the force at which semen is thrust against the cervix was a factor in fertility success

Renowned sexologist Dr Alfred Kinsey, who doubted the theory, investigated the matter He selected three hundred men and, using a measuring tape, calculated the distance that their ejaculation traveled The ejaculation of three quarters of the men merely dribbled However, one man’s semen landed just short of 2

5 metres Since then, people have competed for the Guinness World Record for furthest ejaculation – the female record of which is a staggering 3 metres Source: Sexual Behavior in the Human Female, Alfred Charles Kinsey, Institute for Sex Research 2) Uncontrollable sneezing Some people suffer from a strange condition that leaves them in a fit of uncontrollable sneezes during and after having an orgasm The first full investigation into the condition was conducted by Dr Mahmood Bhutta and Dr

Harold Maxwell in 2008 They found the condition to be a genetic flaw, which causes the nerves controlling sneezing and orgasms to become muddled Everyone has erectile tissue in their nose, but for those with the condition, when they are aroused, the blood in their nasal erectile tissue also becomes engorged, triggering the sneezing Source: BBC, The Guardian 1) Orgasm when Brain Dead When a brain-dead person is being kept alive by a respirator, their nerves remain oxygenated If you stimulate the right spot, the Lazarus reflex can be triggered, causing a brain-dead person to raise their arms to their chest

The point of origin for the orgasm is called the sacral nerve root, found along the spine, and if triggered it will stimulate an orgasm Stephanie Mann, a brain death expert, has stated that since the Lazarus reflex can be triggered in a brain-dead person, it is perfectly plausible that an orgasm can also be triggered Source: Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex, Mary Roach

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