The following chapter will discuss the physiology of arousal and orgasm. Arousal includes the physiology of erection and increased lubrication production due to a combination of mental and physical stimuli. Orgasm typically includes the release of ejaculate and involuntary muscle contractions accompanied by feelings of euphoria. Immediately following orgasm there is resolution of vasocongestion in erectile tissue followed by feelings of contentment and relaxation. The physiological process of arousal can begin due to sexual thoughts or from physical stimulation. Mostly commonly, the combination of mental and physical input together — synapsing with the sacral nerves roots — leads to reflexive patterns of physiologic arousal.
The sole function of the clitoris is female orgasm. Is that why it’s ignored by medical science?
Beyond the G-spot: clitourethrovaginal complex anatomy in female orgasm | Nature Reviews Urology
Professor Caroline de Costa is awaiting feedback. Several months ago the editor of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology requested an editorial from a world-renowned Melbourne urologist to address what she saw as a lack of research and, more concerningly, a persistent lack of knowledge about an essential part of the female reproductive system. She suspects her colleagues, used though they are to dispassionate discussion of female genitalia, may be too embarrassed to write in. The editorial was about the clitoris, an organ whose sole function is the female orgasm. And an alarming number of medical professionals remain uncomfortable discussing it.
Female Sexual Arousal: Genital Anatomy and Orgasm in Intercourse
Clue is on a mission to help you understand your body, periods, ovulation, and so much more. Start tracking today. For women and people with vaginas , orgasms most commonly come from the clitoris, located above the vaginal opening and urethra 1,2,3. Erogenous zones are areas of the body that elicit a sexual response when stimulated. The clitoris is one of the most sensitive erogenous zones due to its high concentration of nerve endings 4,5.