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

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 Shivers and You

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.

Why Intimate Sex Is the Key to a Successful Relationship

By Lisa Thomas LMFT on August 10, 2016 in Save Your Sex Life
Sex + Intimacy = Mindblowing Experience

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

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.

Should Women 'Expect' to Orgasm During Sex?

Worried you're not having enough orgasms? The science behind sexual satisfaction might surprise you

The Woman's Erotic Zone

Think you're familiar with the woman's pleasure point? Think again.

Sneezy Does It

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on April 27, 2016 in In Excess
There are reports in the medical/psychological literature dating back to the 1890s of sexually induced sneezing in both men and women. But what more is known about the phenomenon?

Among “Old Married Couples,” Does Sexual Quality Decline?

By Michael Castleman M.A. on April 15, 2016 in All About Sex
In long-term relationships, time takes a modest toll on sexual satisfaction. But with a little effort, "old married couples," can rekindle the fire.

Orgasms: From Solo Sex to Partnered Sex

By Caitlin Cantor LCSW, CST on April 06, 2016 in Modern Sex
Can you orgasm when you masturbate, but not during partnered sex? Strengthening skills while masturbating can help you have orgasms during partnered sex too.

Is All Psychotherapy Feminist?

If you are in any form of psychological treatment today, chances are you are in feminist therapy, whether you know it or not.

Teaching Girls the Truth About Sex

By Temma Ehrenfeld on March 23, 2016 in Open Gently
Girls are having far more sex than pleasure. New coming of age ceremonies could allow older women to talk candidly about orgasm.
E. Engstrom

Sex, Sense and Sensuality

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on March 02, 2016 in Shadow Boxing
Writing about sex and sensuality opens up one's perspective in new ways, improving writing and enhancing life.

Orgasm after Orgasm after Orgasm?

By Paul Joannides Psy.D. on February 25, 2016 in As You Like It
Many experts would rather sell books than worry about the articles they are being quoted in. I'm sure I'd sell more books if this weren't a concern for me.