How do women really know if they are having an orgasm?

In the field of organ research most of the date relies on subjects self-reporting. For men there are some pretty clear (see what I did there?) physiological feedback that happens in the form of ejaculation.

How are women to know if they are having an orgasm?

But how are women to know for sure if they are having an orgasm or climaxing? What if the feeling you thought for sure is what an orgasm is for women is actual just an early foothill of arousal? And how does a woman know if she has had an orgasm?

Scientists wish to understand what happens in the body and in the brain before during and after an orgasm so that we can have a better understanding of the process and potentially influence it in an artificial way.

How we study orgasms within women?

One of the ways we study orgasms within women is with a butt plug. Scientists use a pressure-sensitive anal gauge to detect the contractions typically associated with orgasm in both men and women. Combined with EEG, which measures brain activity, this allows for a more accurate picture of a woman’s arousal and orgasm.

With this use of these tools scientists found that a lot of women who reported having an orgasm were not actually showing any of the physical signs of an orgasm. Or in other words their butt was not contracting as is expected with a normal healthy female orgasm.

Health Benefits

Now that you know a good way to tell if you are having an orgasm, what are some health advantages that orgasms can have?

There is a movement called the “slow sex” movement which involves a woman having her partner, or even a stranger, stimulate her clitoris for 15 minutes. “This orgasm state is different,” claims One Taste website. “It is goalless, intuitive, and dynamic. It flows all over the place with no set direction. It may include climax, or it may not. In Orgasm 2.0, we learn to listen to what our body wants instead of what we think we ‘should’ want.”

Scientists wish to use this movement to learn what advantages orgasms may have for the body outside of the obvious boosts to mood and relaxation. It is possible that the state the body is in during an orgasm is productive towards many bodily functions. If this were to be true then it would be extremely beneficial for a person, male or female, to learn how to prolong their orgasms not only for the inherent pleasure but also for some health benefits over a certain period of time.

Final Words

While women do have as much of an obvious clue as to whether or not they have achieved and orgasm there is still a fairly easy way to tell whether or not a woman has reached their goal. If your buthole does not begin to contract then chances are you haven’t hit your actual climax yet. Once you learn where you climax is it could be healthy for you to learn to stay in that area for longer. Either way I’m glad to  have been able to help you come to a better understanding of your body.

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