It is the question that has baffled and intrigued people for centuries: why do orgasms feel so good? That is the crux of a new study that breaks down what happens to our bodies when we reach the height of sexual stimulation. Despite centuries of research, scientists remain somewhat ignorant about the underlying mechanisms of a climax. But now neuroscientist Adam Safron, of Northwestern University, has mapped out how rhythmic stimulation alters brain activity.
As it happens, the pleasure we experience during sex is actually thanks to something called the CUV complex. Neuroscientist Adam Safron undertook the research and has outlined how rhythmic stimulation alters our brain activity during climax, which is why orgasms can feel so good. In short, sexual stimulation focuses our neurons to the point that we are sent into a trance. This trance allows us to concentrate solely on the pleasurable sensation we are experiencing. Talk about intense.
Clearly, we don't need to convince you to have sex. It's hard-wired into our brains to propagate the species. And anyway, it feels pretty awesome. But here's more good news: Having an orgasm could help improve your health.
The orgasm is widely regarded as the peak of sexual excitement. It is a powerful feeling of physical pleasure and sensation, which includes a discharge of accumulated erotic tension. Overall though, not a great deal is known about the orgasm, and over the past century, theories about the orgasm and its nature have shifted dramatically.