You have probably never thought about what your brain was doing when you were having an orgasm.
After all, you were kind of busy.
What happens to your brain while you are having sex?
Well, your brain acts kind of like a pleasure center. It’s what tells you whether you like or you dislike something. This may be one of the reasons why women can experience two different types of orgasms – vaginal and clitoral. These types of orgasms are different from each other and vary in blood flow and sensation so it is an obvious conclusion that they would also vary in the brain. Different parts of genitalia have different nerves and the sensations that they transmit to your brain are different. This isn’t just in women – there are lots of different nerves in charge of different types of pleasurable sensation in your private parts, whatever your gender is.
When your nerves send these feelings to your brain and they flood the brain with lots of different chemicals. The level of your orgasm is obviously contingent on these chemicals. Lots of your brain is affected when you have an orgasm, but there aren’t that many differences between the genders.
If you are in a heterosexual relationship, you may be surprised at how similar your partner’s brain is to yours when you are having sex.
In fact, one of your brain regions shuts down altogether.
This is what controls your behavior.
An orgasm includes body spams, involuntary vocalizations and other involuntary bodily responses. Women’s brains when they have an orgasm are slightly different from men’s, too. When women achieve an orgasm, the PAG, which is the part of the brain that controls the fight or flight response, becomes activated. Scientists aren’t sure why yet, but they believe this is because women need to feel relaxed and safe before they have an orgasm, whereas this is not the same for men.
It isn’t just your brain that responds, but lots of your body. Everyone’s body is different so while some may experience cramping and others may experience heat expanding all over their bodies. An orgasm is fairly simple in physiological terms, there are just lots of things going on in your body and brain at the same time.
That is what makes you feel that kind of pleasure.