9 Things You Didn't Know About Your Orgasm

When it comes to your big “O,” you probably already know just how good it feels and have a few tricks up your sleeve for reaching that climax. However, there’s more to the orgasm than there seems, and you might be pretty surprised by these facts about your orgasm that can actually make a difference to your sex life. By understanding how an orgasm works and how it affects the body, you can use the knowledge to your advantage in maximizing those mind-blowing results. For instance, certain positions can make your orgasm stronger. Here are some interesting things to keep in mind when you’re getting frisky between the sheets, solo or with a partner.

1. Your Orgasm Can Be Better on Your Period

Here’s a reason why your monthly flow isn’t so bad after all. “During your menstrual cycle, your body goes through many hormonal shifts that affect everything from sleep, food cravings, and of course, libido. The increase blood flow to the pelvis can make your genitals more sensitive, therefore creating a stronger orgasm,” Alicia Sinclair, CEO of b-Vibe, LeWand, and The Cowgirl and certified sex educator told POPSUGAR. “Not to mention, period blood can serve as natural lubricant that makes intercourse more comfortable,” she adds.

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