10 Fun Facts About Orgasms

· December 31, 2015

Orgasms are perfectly natural, yet curiously, they are a taboo topic in society.

We all know that an orgasm is the intense pleasure sensation that is experienced during sex. Physiologically speaking, it has the effect of relieving accumulated pleasurable tension.

But, although we know a lot about what an orgasm is, there are many things that we do not know about it, like the fact that not all orgasms are experienced in the same way.

Today we bring you one of the most watched speeches on the Internet, with 12 million views, about the orgasm.

Mary Roach, author and science journalist, tells us some of the most peculiar things that have been studied in relation to the field of sexuality, in this case, those related to reaching sexual climax.

Mary made her way onto the list of the 10 most sold and recommended authors in the USA in 2008 with her book Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex. The first word of her book, “bonk,” is a slang term meaning “to have sex,” which did not pass unnoticed. It may have been one of the reasons that thousands of readers were so ready to buy it.

Mary Roach’s sense of humor is quite helpful when dealing with these types of questions and plays it down well. She offers us a chat where no word is wasted, which we now urge you to watch. However, we offer you some of the most interesting ideas from the speech here.


10 facts about the orgasm

In the video, among others, we are presented these 10 fun facts about orgasms:

  1. Babies masturbate in the uterus.
  2. To have an orgasm, stimulation of the sexual organs is not necessary.
  3. You can have orgasms when you’re dead.
  4. Orgasm can cause bad breath.
  5. Orgasm can cure hiccups.
  6. In the early 20th century, doctors prescribed orgasm for increased fertility…
  7. …Farmers in Denmark still do this for pigs. They even have posters and DVDs on the subject.
  8. Female animals are enjoying their orgasms more than we think.
  9. Studying human orgasm in a lab is not easy…
  10. But it sure is entertaining.

This is a curious and amusing talk, riddled with bits of humor that make you watch without blinking.

We don’t want to reveal everything to you. We want you to watch the video and form your own opinions. However, the author tells us many interesting things, like that she interviewed a woman who claimed to have orgasms just by thinking about them. She asked her “Could you do a demonstration for me now?” to which the woman responded, “Wait until we finish lunch!” She later showed her on a park bench. This type of orgasm is known as cerebral or ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response).

Another woman achieved orgasms every time that she brushed her teeth and another simply by rubbing her eyebrows. These incidents support the idea that we can obtain pleasure not only by means of penetration, but in thousands of other ways, which can help us. We must simply be willing to experiment and have new experiences.

The author even gives us recipes for artificial semen that she has found in the literature. Mary Roach also gives us an extract of the video where a Danish farmer stimulates a sow so that she can achieve orgasm and therefore be more fertile. Interesting, right?

She also talks about an experiment by Kinsey, one of the pioneers of sexual research, that you absolutely must see, or the machine that Masters and Johnson invented, the couple who studied human sexual response.

But since a picture is worth a thousand words, we provide you with the video so that you can verify what we have told you and discover many more things. You’re guaranteed to laugh!

In the meantime, we want to give you some of the keys to enjoying sex:

  1. Don’t make sex something monotonous. Be creative and think up new things that please you both.
  2. Talk to your partner about what you like and what you don’t like. Sex is not just something you do; it’s just as important to talk to your partner about sex as it is to have it.
  3. Know yourself first. If you know yourself well in the area of sex, you will know what you like and what you don’t. Forget old myths and taboos.
  4. Remember that there are no set rules in sex. The important thing is that you and your partner feel at ease and unified.
  5. Read about sex. This will help you widen your “sexual intelligence” and openly appreciate it.
  6. Don’t forget about foreplay. This is essential for a good and pleasing sexual relationship.
  7. Don’t do anything that you don’t like or that makes you feel uncomfortable. Talk about it with your partner.
  8. Look for the moment when you are both most relaxed and in the mood.
  9. Forget your complexes. None of us has a perfect body. Sensuality and eroticism consist of thousands of things: the knowing ways of looking, kissing, caressing. Feel at ease with your body and just let yourself be taken away.

Lastly, we leave you with one of Mary Roach’s favorite quotes from the entire oeuvre of Alfred Kinsey: “Cheese crumbs spread before a pair of copulating rats will distract the female, but not the male.

Enjoy!