Skip to content. Oh, oh, oh… no? For the majority of people, orgasms are characterized by a contraction of pelvic floor muscles, intense pleasurable sensation, release of endorphins and hormones, and for some, the release of fluids though the amount can vary. During climax, people may notice differences in their breathing, feelings of warmth, sweating, body vibrations, altered consciousness, and a desire to moan to express their pleasure — these are not dependent on sex assigned at birth. However, rather than differing by sex assigned at birth, the frequency and ability to orgasm, as well as the perceived experience, are more likely to differ by individuals.
Sex differences in human physiology
Is there a difference between male and female orgasms? | Yahoo Answers
As you may have discovered in your own research, the female orgasm is quite different from the male orgasm — not only in form, but also in function. While the male orgasm is necessary for reproduction, the female orgasm is not. According to new evolutionary biology research, the reasons why can be seen in more evolutionarily simple mammals. Consider the cat or the rabbit. For female humans, prolactin also spikes after orgasm — other research indicates that the more prolactin that gets released, the bigger the orgasm was and the greater the sexual satisfaction. For simpler mammals, the female orgasm was and is crucial for making babies.
The Differences Between Male And Female Orgasm
Male and female orgasms are surprisingly similar in a number of ways. Both have very similar effects in the brain and the same hormones are released at similar levels during orgasm. But there are some key differences between the two, including the duration of orgasm and how long it takes before you can have another one.
Kayt Sukel reports in Big Think that one study from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands looked at PET scans of male and female brains and found a lot of differences between men and women during arousal, but very few during the actual act of orgasm. She goes on to describe an even more recent study that was undertaken by researchers at Rutgers University and presented at Neuroscience , which used more sensitive fMRI imaging to determine that blood flow throughout the brain was very similar in male and female participants during masturbation. So it looks like, at least brain-wise, orgasms are not gender-specific.