the peak of carnal arousal or behavior, whenever the peak of satisfaction is attained, characterized by ejaculation of semen in the male and vaginal contracting in the female. The peak time of carnal arousal persists less than a minute in the majority of females and males. In addition to involuntary muscle contracting, it is marked by escalated blood pressure and heart rate and a slight clouding of awareness. Commonly referred to as climax.

ORGASM: "It is typically more difficult for women to achieve orgasm than it is for men."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "ORGASM," in, April 7, 2013, (accessed February 2, 2023).


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