Do you enjoy having sex? If so, you are not alone. Scientists know that sex is a pleasurable experience for the vast majority of women. But how and why does having sex feel so good?
Science provides a number of explanations.
According to scientists, there is a lot going on in the body that causes sex to feel pleasant. These pleasure experiences are part of a succession of physical and emotional stages that you go through when having sex or feeling aroused.
The four stages of the sexual response cycle are as follows:
These four stages can occur during intercourse or masturbation and are experienced by both men and women. Because everyone’s body is different, everyone experiences variable timing and intensity of the various stages.
Phase 1: Excitement
You or your companion may encounter:
- muscular tension has increased
- flushed skin, stiffened or erect nipples, increased heart rate and respiration
- increased blood flow to the genitals (producing swelling in the clitoris and inner lips — labia minora — in women and erection in men)
- increased vaginal moistness
- greater breast fullness in women
- vaginal wall swelling in a woman
- testicular swelling in a man
discharges of lubricating liquid from the man’s penis tightness of the man’s scrotum
Phase 2: Plateau
You or your companion may encounter:
- a progression of physical changes from stage 1 (elevated breathing, heart rate, muscle tension, and blood pressure)
- increased vaginal edoema and a dark purple colour change in the vaginal walls
- In women, the clitoris is highly sensitive (often painful to touch) and retreats beneath the clitoris hood to avoid being stimulated directly by the penis in men.
- the testicles are pulled up into the scrotum, causing muscle spasms in the hands, feet, and face
Phase 3: Orgasm
- You or your companion may encounter:
- a sudden and powerful release of sexual tension
- contraction of the vaginal muscles in women as well as rhythmic contractions in the uterus
- rhythmic contractions of the muscles at the base of the penis in men, resulting in semen ejaculation
- a flush or “sex rash” over the body
With sustained sexual stimulation, women can have many orgasms. Men must wait after an orgasm before having another. This period varies amongst men and rises with age.
Phase 4: Resolution
During this stage,
The body resumes normal operation.
Body parts that are swollen and erect recover to their normal size and colour.
There is a greater sensation of well-being, connection, and exhaustion.
Why does sex make your brain happy?
During sex, the brain becomes its own pleasure centre. Being physically close to another human being has been shown to enhance oxytocin — the “cuddle hormone” — levels in the brain, making you feel pleasant and protected.
Certain areas of the brain are involved with pleasure, becoming more active after taking food or drugs — or having sex.
When we have sex, the physical signals sent by the body send signals to the brain, which reacts by releasing chemicals that make us feel even more pleasure.
According to a reliable source, the rhythmic nature of sex and sexual stimulation creates a physical-psychological pleasure loop.
During the orgasm phase of sex, physical pleasure increases, as does psychological pleasure — and more psychological pleasure promotes physical pleasure.
The study also implies that the rhythm of sex can assist women and men in selecting optimal sexual partners.
Because a healthy rhythm is a measure of sexual fitness, a person will gravitate toward a sexual partner whose rhythm gives them the most pleasure.
How to Have Better Sexual Experiences
The best method to improve your sex life is to learn to listen to your body and mind. What or who gives you the most pleasure during sex?
Select sexual partners that make you happy and contented. Feeling at ease with someone can aid in having good sex.
Choose sexual positions that provide you with the most pleasure. Allow yourself time to explore your body and discover the feelings you most appreciate. Masturbation is a safe, healthy, and typical approach to discover your sexual preferences.
Discuss your partner’s interests with them. When it comes to discussing sex, keep an open channel of communication with your spouse.
Try things your partner enjoys and invite them to try things you enjoy. When both parties engaged are enjoying the experience, sex is more enjoyable. Discover what makes the other person happy.
Keep your sex safe.
Safer sex is the most pleasurable sort of sex. Healthy relationships, planned pregnancies, and the prevention of sexually transmitted illnesses are all priorities for good sexual health.
Before having sex, make sure you’re on the same page as your sexual partner. Open conversation about sexual health is as vital, if not more so, than open communication about sexual pleasure.