There are a lot of myths surrounding female and male orgasms.
One of the most common myths is that men and women have two totally different experiences when they climax.
But in fact, it's just the opposite. In terms of the actual orgasm, what men and women experience is very similar.
Although multiple studies have been done on the differences between male and female orgasms, the information isn't exactly common knowledge.
A few studies were done in the early 1980s that measured men and women's physical responses during an orgasm. They found that the physical effects it had on both men and women were extremely similar.
Both were characterized by a contraction of the pelvic floor muscles, intense pleasurable sensations and a release of endorphins and hormones.
Another study asked men and women to anonymously describe their orgasms.
The researchers found that men and women described the sensations of their orgasms with the same types of words. Their responses were indistinguishable.
In 1969, a British study revealed there were no differences in heart rate, blood pressure and hyperventilation while observing male and female orgasms.
Research has also discovered both sexes release similar levels of oxytocin, the hormone that creates feelings of love and attachment.
See, men aren't from Mars, and all women aren't from Venus. We're all from planet Earth, and we all climax in the same way.
While men and women physically experience orgasms almost identically to one another, they do differ in more physiological ways.
Details like the length of their orgasms, the likelihood they'll have an orgasm and the amount of liquid they secrete (if any) aren't always the same for both sexes.
To discover those differences and learn more about the wonderful experience we call an orgasm, watch the video above.
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