All About Orgasms

Just in case you don't know: An orgasm is the peak of the sexual response cycle, experienced by males and females. This is a moment characterized by intense arousal and pleasure. During orgasm, involuntary muscle contractions and spasms may occur throughout the body. Orgasms keep us healthy, and maybe even wise.

Recent posts on Orgasm

Dating Asian-American Men

By Sam Louie MA, LMHC on June 02, 2017 in Minority Report
Asian men rank lowest in terms of online desirability and part of the problem is...

Men Masturbate to Make Up the Difference—But Women Don't

By Ari Tuckman PsyD, MBA on May 31, 2017 in Sex Matters
More data shows that men and women may masturbate for different reasons. Less sexually satisfied men masturbate more—but not women.

How Sex Toys Impact Relationships

How does using sex toys impact the satisfaction both partners derive from a relationship?
Rob Schofield, Flickr

Can You Hear What You See? More So Than You Imagine

Perception may be due for a redefinition. Our eyes see, but vision can apparently also hear. Tactile receptors can also taste. We may all have a bit of synesthesia in us.

Premature Ejaculation: Learn Control

By Ari Tuckman PsyD, MBA on May 15, 2017 in Sex Matters
Lots of men worry about climaxing too quickly, but those who do can learn to slow things down--and to give their partner a great time without one.

Erectile Disorder: Not the End of the World

By Ari Tuckman PsyD, MBA on May 04, 2017 in Sex Matters
Erections sometimes go missing, but it doesn’t need to be a big deal.

Hell Yes: The 7 Best Reasons for Masturbating

By Neel Burton M.D. on March 22, 2017 in Hide and Seek
The stigma surrounding masturbation has to stop.

Why He Cares About Your Orgasm

By David J Ley Ph.D. on March 07, 2017 in Women Who Stray
Many men care about giving women orgasms. The thing is, giving them an orgasm makes the man feel more manly, and serves purposes for the man, as well as the woman.

A Letter to Sexually Active Young Women

By Laurie Mintz Ph.D. on February 28, 2017 in Stress and Sex
Men have more orgasms than women. Lesbians have more than het women. Let's look at the reasons and what we need to do to close these orgasm gaps. Let's get "cliterate!"

Entranced

By Robert J King Ph.D. on February 23, 2017 in Hive Mind
Getting in "sync" with a partner may not be a euphemism. Orgasms can help us achieve this, the latest research implies.

Fake orgasms

By Sean M. Horan Ph.D. on February 20, 2017 in Adventures in Dating
Though often portrayed on the big screen, research reveals how and why this might happen.

3 Important Sex Questions

By Eric Haseltine Ph.D. on February 11, 2017 in Long Fuse, Big Bang
The Sex Quiz when looking for a life partner

Dem Bones

By Robert J King Ph.D. on February 10, 2017 in Hive Mind
Most primates (and many mammals) have bones in their penises. Humans don't, and there are some possible reasons for this.

The Odd Psychology of Goosebumps

By Kevin Bennett on January 15, 2017 in Modern Minds
Do you get goosebumps when listening to music or watching movies? It could be your personality.

Loving Pizza

Freedom, tradition, and erectile dysfunction

Our Sexual Bodies Really Do Change, Part I

By Marty Klein PhD on December 23, 2016 in Sexual Intelligence
Unsettled by the changes in your man's body or sexuality? These facts can help.

Do Try This at Home

By Robert J King Ph.D. on December 01, 2016 in Hive Mind
Female orgasm: What happens when you try to study it in a more natural setting than labs? Persistent infertility is a hot topic at the moment and this research offers insight.

The Politics of Faking Orgasm: Saving Time, Saving Face

By Noam Shpancer Ph.D. on November 21, 2016 in Insight Therapy
People who fake orgasms deprive themselves of great pleasure for an empty show of it, introduce a lie into an act of trust, distance into an occasion for closeness. Why?

Is There Such a Thing as a Vaginal Orgasm?

Orgasm, for most women, requires rhythmic stimulation of multiple parts of the entire clitoris as well as the nipples.

Orgasm Is Akin to a Seizure

Neuroscientists have for a long time been hoping to find an explanation of why orgasms feel good. Adam Safron has come up with a model to explain it.

Men Who Refuse to Satisfy Women

Cunnilingus is not the only way to stimulate a woman to orgasm but it is an effective way and one that can lead to a very intense orgasm. Yet some men refuse to perform.

Six Cues That Your Lover Is Selfish in Bed

If you clearly express your needs, and your lover still does not do his best to try to satisfy you sexually, then you are with a person who is selfish and lazy in bed. Get out now!
Original cartoon by Alexandra Martin, inspired by an interview retort from Sharon Stone

Intimately Connected

By Robert D. Martin Ph.D. on September 13, 2016 in How We Do It
Research sheds new light on biological origins of women’s sexuality.

Must...Try...Harder

By Robert J King Ph.D. on August 04, 2016 in Hive Mind
Women are not Rubik's cubes, and their orgasms haven't been "solved."
K. Ramsland

Packing Heat: Writing About Sex

Writing a sex scene is like playing jazz: you shut down lose self-censorship.

The Orgasm Talk

By Paul Joannides Psy.D. on July 01, 2016 in As You Like It
Getting beyond the overly simplistic questions like "Was it okay for you?"

5 Tricks for Hotter Summer Sex

By Laurie J Watson LMFT, LPC on June 04, 2016 in Married and Still Doing It
Five research-based ideas for heating up your sex life this summer.

The Latest on Sexual Satisfaction After Prostate Cancer

By Michael Castleman M.A. on June 01, 2016 in All About Sex
Erectile dysfunction after prostate cancer treatment is common, but not inevitable.

Delayed Ejaculation Revisited

By Paul Joannides Psy.D. on May 31, 2016 in As You Like It
This is a condition that's often accompanied by anger and blame. Most couples approach it in the wrong way.