Debby Herbenick, PH.D., at Men’s Health desconstructs the female orgasm and explains why women say,”Don’t stop!” when we’re getting close.
An orgasm isn’t that different from an electrical capacitor, building up arousal until a firing threshold is reached. Stop and she’ll return to her baseline — and you’ll start from scratch. Here’s how to create sparks every time.
Stage 1: SHE BECOMES AROUSED
Sexual triggers — grinding on the dance floor, George Clooney movies — unleash a cascade of physiological responses that begin to prepare her body for sex. Her body starts to lubricate the vaginal canal and inner labia. The brain orders the release of the chemical vasoactive intestinal peptide, which increases bloodflow to the pelvic area, swelling the inner and outer labia and causing her to feel sexual tension. Read more