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Orgasm Myths and Facts

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The one word that can open a myriad of emotions is ORGASMS. A hush-hush word, it is usually discussed in secret. It could either lead to embarrassment for the partner, simple moans or a world where the partner reaches sexual nirvana. It is a craving that tends to spoil many a relationships. Alternatively, many relationships survive based on the fact; they can achieve the ‘ultimate’ orgasm in the world.

Medical science defines orgasm as, “a culmination of a series of changes in the body during sex, accompanied by pleasure of the highest intensity”.Simply put, orgasm is the highest state of sexual satisfaction experienced by an individual. The subject garners lot of attention and speculation, which is the reason you must get the facts clear. Here, we bust out the myths and present you the facts…

Myth: Orgasm can be reached only through sexual intercourse

Fact: The statement is partially true. Reaching the orgasmic state, although is the most enjoyed feeling during sexual intercourse; it can be experienced by other means also. A man or a woman can stimulate self to have an orgasm. It is a healthy way to release oneself and savor the pleasure.

Myth:everyone experiences Orgasm

Fact:Quite unfortunately, not everyone experiences orgasm. Almost 10% of women suffer from lack of orgasm or no orgasm at all. This condition is known as anorgasmia. It can arise from hormonal problems, an underlying medical condition, stress or dissatisfied sexual life. Not only women, men can also experience a similar problem.Lack of libido, complications in prostate gland, low testosterone levels, alcoholism, and too much smoking are orgasms killers. Henceforth, not everyone has the luxury to reach orgasm.

Myth: If you are unable to reach orgasm, then it is your partner’s fault

Fact: You and your partner both get into the groove during a foreplay or sexual intercourse. Although, the skill of your partner contributes to your orgasm, he/she cannot be at fault if you don’t get an orgasm. Because it’s ultimately your body that senses and your mind that reciprocates! You may not reach an orgasm if you fail to communicate your likes and dislikes.

Myth: Orgasm is necessary to enjoy better sex

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Fact:It is not completely true that lack of orgasms means bad sex. There are different ways to make love and preferences of individuals vary. While some look forward to more cuddling, kissing and different other forms of sweet mannerisms during sex others prefer more orgasmic and passionate. Statistics reveal that many couples have completely satisfied sexual life even if they may not be experiencing an orgasm everytime they indulge in lovemaking.

Myth: Chances of having orgasm decreases with age

Fact: This is not the case with everyone. Sex studies and reports have elucidated the fact that a good number of men and women above 30 -40 years of age are experiencing it better than before. As long as you have a sound health and lifestyle, your orgasms should not diminish with your age.

Myth: Condoms cause great interference to having orgasms

Fact: Though some men do not prefer using condoms, they do not interfere with your orgasms. Be it the man wearing it or the female, one can keep enjoying a good dose of orgasms with proper stimulations and skills.

Myth: Orgasm boosting foods is a myth

Fact: Orgasms boosting foods are not a myth. Foods like eggs, meat, milk, cherries, almonds, and other types of aphrodisiacs like cherries, strawberries, bananas, chocolates, dry fruits, etc. can potentially trigger orgasms in a healthy manner.

Myth: Physical stimulation is necessary to initiate an orgasm

Fact: Although most men and women experience orgasm through self-touching, use of vibrators, etc., nonetheless one can still experience it without physical stimulation. Sexual fantasies, watching erotic movies and videos, reading erotic books, etc. can also push you to the orgasmic state.

Overcome the urban legends and myths and understand your body. Take yourself and your partner to the next level by clearing orgasm myths and facts.

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Written by: Saptakee sengupta
Date last updated: April 19, 2015