3 Shocking Things You Probably Do Not Know About Orgasms

Do you know that an orgasm can make you go temporarily blind? Probably not. Read on to discover what more great orgasms have in store for you.

Did you know that an orgasm can make you go temporarily blind? Or, that you can want to toss your man out of your bed for no particular reason after having sex? How about squirting?

Basic Things Every Girl Needs To Know About Orgasms

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Let’s quickly cover the basics before we get to the juicy stuff, otherwise it won’t make sense. So, here goes: the more often you have orgasms, the easier it is to have them. This is one of the reasons why people recommend masturbation. It seems orgasms are also good for your overall health and immune system.

There are plenty of things to help women have orgasms, from Orgasmic Meditation to tantra and relaxation. You need blood to flow to your extremities to have an orgasm, so exercising is important and will likely help you have better orgasms.

Normally, you have an orgasm by stimulating your clitoris, g-spot and surrounding areas, as well as other erogenous zones on your body (like your nipples) and by contracting your vaginal muscles (as will happen naturally during an orgasm). You can build these muscles by doing keggles.

Another important aspect of having orgasms is to keep your thoughts on things that turn you on, as opposed to your next task coming up at work. This is why relaxation and learning to focus on what’s at hand is so important.

Now that we’ve covered that, let’s move onto other things….

1. Could Sex Actually Make You Go Blind?

Believe it or not, you can quite literally be blinded by the light when you have an orgasm. This is referred to as transient monocular vision loss.

According to a study published by the Department of Ophthalmology at Glostrup Hospital at the University of Copenhagen, it happens when “the muscle walls contract around a blood vessel, restricting the flow of blood.” This is the very same condition that would lead to erectile dysfunction, though associated with a completely different area of the body (and not related). The blindness is temporary and completely harmless.

However, it also seems that the same thing can happen, according to NBC News, when “a piece of fatty plaque from the carotid artery breaks off, travels to an eye’s retinal artery, and dams up the eye’s blood supply.” This is more serious as it could be a sign that you suffer from atherosclerosis and heart disease.

In other words, if you go temporarily blind during sex and have no heart problems, exercise and eat well, chances are you don’t really have anything to worry about.

All the same, you should contact your physician and have an examination done. There are also prescription drugs that can potentially help you, should it be something that happens regularly.

2. Here’s Why You Might Feel Confused After Orgasming.

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Orgasm is a blissful state, occurring thanks to a cocktail of hormones that build up during bonding and sexual activity. However, just after an orgasm, these hormones can suddenly drop to low levels, inducing depression and a desire to get away from your mate.

You see this phenomena happening with men where they fall asleep just after sex as their hormone levels drop faster than women’s. In more severe cases though, both men and women can experience extremely low levels of certain hormones and end up completely detached to whoever they just had sex with.

Some may even end up depressed for up to two weeks, while for others, it lasts ten minutes, during which time they simply don’t want to cuddle.

A similar phenomenon, called D-MER, happens to women who breastfeed. This is often referred to as post-coital tristesse.

There are many ways to stabilize hormones around love, including avoiding that high of falling in love followed by the low of “we’re in a relationship”. This can be done exercising and, low and behold, eating carbs. Have a look at what you can do to stabilize your overall hormone levels, and contact a health care practitioner if you experience these symptoms.

3. Ejaculation? Not Just For Men.

It’s not only men who ejaculate during sex—women can do also so. There has been a lot of debate about it though, as up until recently not many scientific studies were done on the subject.

According to Wikipedia, “it is suggested that “real” female ejaculation is the release of a very scanty, thick and whitish fluid from the female prostate, while the “squirting” or “gushing” (shown frequently in pornography) is a different phenomenon; the expulsion of clear and abundant fluid, which has been shown to be a diluted fluid from the urinary bladder.”

A new study concluded that when squirting or gushing, it was mainly urine, mixed with some matter from the female prostate. Ejaculation, however, is a smallish amount of thick, white matter.

Both phenomena have been observed for hundreds of years and are associated with sexual pleasure.

So, there you have it: orgasms can make you go temporarily blind, which is thankfully not dangerous unless related to heart problems. It can also make you want to throw your man out the bedroom for an hour afterwards or make you a bit depressed for a while as your hormone levels drop. And, like men, women can ejaculate from pleasure.

What’s the most shocking or memorable thing that happened to you when it comes to orgasms?


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Maria Montgomery

Writer. Social Entrepreneur. Foster mommy (twins). Change maker. Foodie. Health freak. Nature lover. Creative nutcase. Blogger (Confessions of a Dizzy Blonde). A friend of mine once described me by saying “One minute she’s like the Dalai Lama, the next a dizzy blonde” and maybe that does sum me up…

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  • The blind “o” is not just the result of blood vessels bursting. I’ve seen this happen often. It always correlates to birthing contractions during a real “o.” Then sequence is always the same. First the woman locks up, then she turns red like a cooked lobster, as blood starts to flow to her contraction muscles. When this happens her upper body temperature really drops, and she starts to get tunnel vision. When those birthing contractions kick in she goes completely blind during and up to a few minutes after. I don’t know how rare this is, but I’ve personally triggered it a few dozen times, with different women.