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  1. #1 The point of orgasm 
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    What is it exactly that makes it feel so good when we experience an orgasm ?


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    Can you answer why spefically an orgasm rather than any other pleasurable experience, bearing in mind when you do, I am asking as a moderator?


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    As an orgasm seems to be the most intense pleasure not induced by "outside chemicals"

    Furthermore........say if you take a drug such as cocaine or such, yes you get pleasure but you are still fairly aware of your environment. but it seems to me that at the orgasm stage of arousal the pleasure or feeling or whatever it is blocks everything else out; even thoughts seem to be cancelled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leohopkins
    What is it exactly that makes it feel so good when we experience an orgasm ?
    Endorphins and others neuromediators
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  6. #5 Yes but....... 
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    Yes but HOW.........

    What is the process ?
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    Magic.
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    Kolt........

    If you have nothing else to offer intellectual questions other than in the form of one word plain stupid answers, then please refrain from doing so. Especially on MY thread !! - thankyou.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leohopkins
    Yes but HOW.........

    What is the process ?
    There is stimulation of particuler aera of the brain during orgasm.
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    I realise leo, that you are looking for a detailed biochemical explanation for the process. However, from a behavioural viewpoint the reason orgasms feel so good is that they encourage copulation and hence reproduction. And, in the case of human males, to ensure a ready supply, they encourage monogamy, which leads to male support in childrearing.

    Isn't evolution wonderful?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ophiolite
    I realise leo, that you are looking for a detailed biochemical explanation for the process. However, from a behavioural viewpoint the reason orgasms feel so good is that they encourage copulation and hence reproduction. And, in the case of human males, to ensure a ready supply, they encourage monogamy, which leads to male support in childrearing.

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    If you do decide to study the subject you might discover it's quite handy.
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  12. #11 Okay............. 
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    I really dont seem to be getting anywhere with this so i'll try a different approach.

    In the male obviously i know from the outside what created an orgasm but what goes on in the inside ? What triggers the orgasm ?
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    Leo,

    It's a bit like asking why the brain interprets the taste of an apple in the way it does, simply we er.... Don't know. On the one hand you have a mass of chemistry - on the other you have thought and feelings. At the moment it's just comparing things which both exist in entirely unrelated forms - you come up against this barrier whenever trying to relate the mind to the physical.
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    Are you asking, what happens to cause it at a particular point in time?
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    For women, the point of orgasm, is the G point
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  16. #15 Yes !! 
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    Yes !! What happens to get it there ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by leohopkins
    Yes !! What happens to get it there ?
    There is a dense nervous plexus here. It's just a question of nerves and nervous control aeras (in the brain and probabily in the spine)
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    I understand that the penis is not independant of the brain. (as much as we sometimes forget this lol) i know that through stimulation of the nerve endings we "feel" pressure; but my question is, this pressure sends signls up to the brain; but it is a changing but repetative pressure, so at which point does the brain decide it is time for orgasm; is there a kind if chemical "switch" ?
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    My anatomy is a bit shaky... but if i remember correctly i believe it is ample stimulation of the part of the brain associated with sex. When you are "stimulated" (insert 70's porn music) endorphins are the chemicals that make u feel really good and an increase in neurotransmitters in the brain is what causes the "stimulation" in the brain.
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  20. #19 Thanks ! 
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    Thanks !! thats exactly what I thought..........

    The brain works by association, and associates certain things with sex. Now on to my NEXT question.....If that is the case; is it possible to associate sex with a unique scent or sound, maybe even a piece of music. so that whenever you smell / hear it, you er...orgasm.
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    aroused? Yes. Orgasm? No.
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    Parasympathetics. No. Sympathetics. yes. = no orgasm.
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    its caused by spinal nerve reflexes
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    Okay so I've been told that at one split moment during an orgasm the male actually experiences a brief sensation of pain. Is this true?
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    Hmmm. Off topic, but I suppose that if there is a brief moment of pain, then it must be too brief for my mind to register.
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    well, only if it's the 4th time in a row, but this is going offtopic :P

    i guess the answer to the original question's been given already though....if you want to know how it works in even more detail i think you should become a neurologist and study it yourself
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anna_Marie
    Okay so I've been told that at one split moment during an orgasm the male actually experiences a brief sensation of pain. Is this true?
    Only when 10 razor sharp fingernails are clawed down one's back,
    when one is lubky enough to achieve a mutual.
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    Im not entirely sure how was my question was off topic? What exactly were you guys talking about before? China's economy?

    But seriously, I've read somewhere that when the actual orgasm occours that there is some sort of low level pain. Not necessarily anything that would be unpleasant but more like a subtle flare of sensation that triggers the apex of your arousal. As if the feeling you experience when you orgasm is physiologically in the same category as the pain you feel when you bang your finger or something like that. Only the sensation is so minimal that it is pleasurable instead of discomforting. I don't mean to get too explicit or anything but it seems like everytime a guy.....you know....gets there, he yells out almost as if he's been hurt. If this is true than I think it might have alot to do with how men view sexual relations separately from women all togather. It might subconsciously influence your guy's behavior. Do any of you have an Idea of what I am talking about? Please don't think that Im wierd.
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    I can't speak for all guys, but have you ever had a Eureka moment, or opened an envelope and found an unexpected check, or won a particularly good argument, punched the air and said "Yes" - it's more like that (the groan that is). What you might be describing is that all physical sensations arriving at the brain are as a result of some sort of pain, even carressing touches, the brain seems merely to interpret these as pleasure or pain depending on other stimuli, ie sight, smell, sound etc. If you are old enough to experiment ask your partner to look you directly in the eyes when he er... well you know 'does his thing' - then you decide whether he's in pain...

    Weird no, there isn't a thought you can have or an act you can do that hasn't been done before (or imagined) by others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Megabrain
    I can't speak for all guys, but have you ever had a Eureka moment, or opened an envelope and found an unexpected check, or won a particularly good argument, punched the air and said "Yes" - it's more like that (the groan that is). What you might be describing is that all physical sensations arriving at the brain are as a result of some sort of pain, even carressing touches, the brain seems merely to interpret these as pleasure or pain depending on other stimuli, ie sight, smell, sound etc. If you are old enough to experiment ask your partner to look you directly in the eyes when he er... well you know 'does his thing' - then you decide whether he's in pain...

    Weird no, there isn't a thought you can have or an act you can do that hasn't been done before (or imagined) by others.
    LOL! :P I've heard guys yell out alot of things before but "Eureka!" was not one of them. That would be classic! Still though I'll take your word for it. I think your right about the brain. Its all just signals in the end thats made up of the same stuff.
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    Well, enjoy your research :wink:
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