A NEW medic’s case report has revealed that a woman almost died from an orgasm.
The orgasm is one of the stages of the human sexual response cycle. It’s characterised by intense feelings of pleasure, rapid breathing, a ramped-up heart rate, and a series of involuntary muscle contractions around the region of the genitals, which are engorged with blood. Orgasms can last up to 30 seconds and are followed by a stage known as the resolution phase, during which blood drains from the sex organs.
She felt a pop in the chest!
According to Daily Mail, the unidentified woman felt a pop in her chest while she was having sex.
What started as a kinky, intimate session ended with a life-threatening injury to the 45-year-old woman’s main artery.
It is reported that the woman, from the USA, was having sex with her husband with her legs pressed against her chest.
“She felt the strange popping sensation when she climaxed, which was accompanied by a sudden, stabbing pain near her heart,” the article read.
The woman was admitted to a local hospital in Mississippi, where tests revealed that her blood pressure was 220/140mmHg.
According to the American Journal of Case Reports, doctors discovered a leak in her aorta – the largest artery carrying blood through the body.
The publication also reported that the woman was discharged from hospital after three days as her blood pressure lowered thereafter.
She escaped going through a surgery, which is usually reserved for patients who experience leaks closer to the heart.
The mystery of female orgasm
In the wonderful world of sexuality, few concepts are as poorly understood by the public as the female orgasm. In fact, for hundreds of years, the female orgasm’s existence had been denied, or even decried as a mortal sin.
It’s only in the past half-century or so that women’s orgasms have truly started getting the understanding and attention they deserve, thanks to the pioneering work of sex researchers and the efforts of the feminist movement.
But exactly how do orgasms work? And how can you make a woman orgasm? In this article, we’re going to take the time to demystify the science behind the female orgasm and answer all your burning questions.
The male orgasm coincides with ejaculation, during which semen is squirted from the penis. Men’s penises usually go flaccid after their orgasm as they enter a phase called the refractory period where they can’t orgasm again for some time.
Women orgasm somewhat differently from men. For one, while the feeling of pleasure for men is mostly localised to the penile region, women experience orgasmic pleasure from head to toe. Also, unlike men, women have a very short or even no refractory period, and can even achieve multiple orgasms if they’re further stimulated.
Some women experience a form of ejaculation when they orgasm, squirting fluid in the process. Research on female ejaculation is fairly limited, but it’s thought that the fluid comes from Skene’s glands, which are responsible for helping lubricate the vagina when the woman is aroused.
Research shows that only 18% of women are able to achieve orgasm through vaginal penetration alone. This is in sharp contrast to men, who are almost universally able to achieve orgasm during penetrative intercourse.
What does a female orgasm feel like?
Female orgasms are powerful, full-body sensations and the descriptions that women give when talking about them are pretty telling.
Women have described orgasms as an “overwhelming warmth” that “washes over [their] body.” They’ve also called it “the best feeling in the world” and even “electric”. Others have used metaphors like being on the summit of a rollercoaster, or a waterfall crashing over a cliff.
Vaginal orgasms aren’t the only kind of orgasms that women can experience. There may be many different kinds of orgasms that can even occur concurrently with simultaneous stimulation. Here are some of the most common ones, and how to make a girl orgasm with each type.
Vaginal orgasms penetrate deeply throughout the body, radiating from the genitals. The muscular vaginal walls contract rhythmically during these orgasms.
The most well-known kind of orgasm is actually the hardest to get. Aim for sexual positions that achieve maximum depth and use constant communication to ensure that the best spots and rhythms are maintained. You can also try using vibrators and other sex toys when you’re alone.
When the clitoris is stimulated, a separate orgasm explodes across the surface of the skin, eliciting a tingly feeling.
Use back-and-forth or circular patterns of fingering or oral play along the clitoris. Be careful to watch your intensity, as the clitoris can very rapidly become hypersensitive after it’s filled with blood.
How does a woman know when she has climaxed?
Unlike men and their ejaculations, women don’t have a clear marker for orgasm, so you need to rely on clues about your physiology to determine if you’ve just orgasmed.
One way to find out is to see if your skin is flush. This usually happens anyway throughout sex, but it can get unusually intense after an orgasm. You can also lightly touch your genitals if you suspect you’ve orgasmed. If they’re unusually sensitive, you may have climaxed.
With all of that said, it’s a feeling that’s hard to mistake. You can study up on the physiological factors all you want, but at the end of the day, if have a real orgasm, you will know it!
If you’re not sure if you’ve orgasmed, then you probably didn’t!