By Victoria Woollaston for MailOnline. Orgasms aren't just good for your sexual relationship, they may also help you communicate better with others. A study has found that after having experienced an orgasm, people are more likely to share important information with their partners. And that communication is likely to be positive due to a surge in a hormone called oxytocin, also known as the 'pro-social' or 'love' hormone.
Sex and orgasms make you more likely to reveal deep secrets
An evolutionary behaviorist perspective on orgasm
They are often associated with other involuntary actions, including muscular spasms in multiple areas of the body, a general euphoric sensation and, frequently, body movements and vocalizations. Human orgasms usually result from physical sexual stimulation of the penis in males typically accompanying ejaculation and of the clitoris in females. The health effects surrounding the human orgasm are diverse. There are many physiological responses during sexual activity, including a relaxed state created by prolactin, as well as changes in the central nervous system such as a temporary decrease in the metabolic activity of large parts of the cerebral cortex while there is no change or increased metabolic activity in the limbic i.
Why women orgasm has long baffled science, with no apparent biological reason for the cascade of pleasure felt as they reach climax. But researchers now believe it may have evolved in early humans to induce ovulation during sexual intercourse. Orgasms were once vitally important to trigger ovulation - when the female releases an egg - during the sexual act. In many animals, such as rabbits, ferrets, cats and camels this is still the case, as ovulation happens during sex. Experts have been grappling to try and find an evolutionary reason for the cascade of pleasure felt by a woman as she reaches climax.
Orgasms feel pretty good. But as the romantic comedies of Nancy Meyers and Rob Marshall have taught us, why settle for something good when you can have something great? And, chances are you never thought your orgasms could feel even better. Read up and take your pleasure up a notch. If you want to prolong the experience, you should probably get familiar with the concept of edging.