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How can you tell if you’ve had an orgasm?

Orgasm is the peak of sexual arousal when all the muscles that were tightened during sexual arousal relax, causing a very pleasurable feeling that may involve the whole body.

During orgasm, painkilling chemicals called endorphins are released into the bloodstream, causing intense pleasure and relaxation. You may feel flushed or warm, and you experience rapid muscle spasms all over your body, but mainly concentrated in the genital and anal areas.

A guy’s orgasm is usually accompanied by the release of ejaculatory fluid, and about 10 percent of women also ejaculate during an orgasm. Women’s experience with orgasm is more varied than men’s, and not all women experience orgasm in the same way.

Many women and men derive great pleasure from sex, whether or not they have orgasms.

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