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

Looking for the G-Spot? 6 Things to Know

Is the G-spot real? Does every woman have it? How do I know if I'm touching the right spot?

6 Facts and Myths About Masturbation

While it may feel shameful to admit, everybody does it at some point in their lives.

A Sperm’s Obstacle Course to the Egg

By Robert D. Martin Ph.D. on September 06, 2017 in How We Do It
If too many sperms surround the egg, catastrophic fertilization by more than one may occur. A woman’s reproductive tract is adapted to tightly constrain sperm numbers near the egg.

Losing Time: Sexual Absorption and the Body

By Marc Wittmann Ph.D. on September 03, 2017 in Sense of Time
Absorption during sex is more closely related to desire and satisfaction in women than in man.

The Man’s Guide to Vibrators

By Michael Castleman M.A. on September 02, 2017 in All About Sex
Today's couples increasingly use vibrators together during partner sex. But many men are unclear about how best to use them on women. Some suggestions.

Achieving Equality in the Boardroom and the Bedroom

By Laurie Mintz Ph.D. on August 26, 2017 in Stress and Sex
Today is National Women's Equality Day. To commemorate it, let's continue the cultural and individual process of closing the orgasm gap.

How Women Really Feel About Sex

Sex begins in her mind. For her, it’s the fantasizing, remembering, and imagining hot sex that revs her engine. Sex researcher Meredith Chivers says “being desired is the orgasm.”
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Masturbation: Do Boys Do “it” More and Better than Girls?

Gender equality is becoming more of a reality when it comes to masturbation, at least in Sweden, but there is a cluster of girls who prefer not to masturbate.

Surprise: Men Enjoy—and Want—Foreplay

By Michael Castleman M.A. on August 01, 2017 in All About Sex
Many women say men fixate on intercourse, but one study shows that both genders value foreplay equally. Meanwhile, men who engage in extended foreplay suffer fewer sex problems.

Five Tips To Help Women Celebrate National Orgasm Day

By Laurie Mintz Ph.D. on July 31, 2017 in Stress and Sex
July 31 is National Orgasm Day. Here are five tips on female orgasm to help you celebrate, on this holiday and all year long.

Women's Sexual Pleasure, Orgasm, and Touching

The sources of women's sexual satisfaction remains less understood in spite of recent advances and advocacy. New empirical research gives detailed insights into what women like.

Being "Good in Bed"

By Fredric Neuman M.D. on June 25, 2017 in Fighting Fear
Many men and women worry about not being "good in bed." The advice I give applies to many other sort of personal encounters: a first date, a job interview, or selling something

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?
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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?