When it comes to the big O, men and women alike rejoice in those few seconds of pleasure feeling like they just reached the top of Mount Everest. Orgasms can range from sweet and gentle to big, but most of them are pleasurable, even if they’re not scream-worthy. Aside from providing bed partners with sexual climaxes in romps between the sheets, there is more to them that impacts our physical and mental health. Here are eight mind-blowing facts about orgasms, courtesy of BuzzFeedYellow, that have kept men and women sexually mystified for years:
Orgasms are good for your brain health. Sexual climaxes are proven better than crosswords at keeping the mind young. If you want to age-proof your brain, it’s time to put the Sudoku aside and get busy in between the sheets.
The brain’s role in orgasms is complicated and could be a bit disturbing. Men and women can still orgasm after a spinal cord injury. What is most cringe-worthy, people can still reach a climax even after death.
Many men pride themselves with how long they last in bed and how many times their partner orgasms, but whether they match the world’s record for the longest time masturbating to orgasm is debatable. The longest men have lasted is eight hours and 30 minutes, while for women it’s six hours and 30 minutes. For those who think they can beat the world record, it’s time to pull out the fresh bed sheets and practice.
Orgasms can occur without sexual stimulation. Women have orgasms during core workouts, yoga, and yes, even childbirth. Others claim to have had an orgasm while riding horses, using photocopiers, and even thinking. Don’t think about this too hard now.
The erectile tissue found in men’s penises and women’s clitorises is found in a body organ where snot comes out. Yes, it’s found in our nose. Sneeze at your own risk.
When it comes to who has longer orgasms, women take the crown. Women last 20 seconds, while men lasts 10 to 15 seconds. Pigs, no really pigs, last 30 minutes.
Persistent genital arousal disorder is a real disease. Sufferers can experience hundreds of orgasms a day. This calls for a lot of uncomfortable moments.
Babies start to pleasure themselves in the womb according to several studies. Yes, since before birth. So here’s to a lifetime of feeling good.