National Orgasm Day is coming – in fact it’s today and we are buzzing.
When it comes to the big O, there’s lots that still remains a mystery – scientists are still perplexed by aspects of the the female orgasm, for example.
What we do know is that orgasms are seriously beneficial for our physical and mental wellbeing – but there’s much more to them than that.
Here’s five mind-blowing orgasm facts that will pique your interest on National Orgasm Day.
1. The longest orgasm
When it comes to orgasm length, women’s are on average longer than men’s. Most say it lasts around 10 seconds, whereas for men it’s more like eight . However, for a lucky minority of women, it’s possible to orgasm up to 20 times in one steamy sesh.
In 2012, the longest ever recorded “masturbatory session” was recorded by porn star Sonny Nah who pleasured himself for 10 hours and 10 minutes before he ejaculated – according to AOL .
2. They can happen when you given birth
We normally associate orgasms with sex, but they can actually happen without any sexual stimulation at all.
There are instances of people having orgasms riding horses, during workouts and even during childbirth – this is known as a birthgasm , which some women find is an excellent pain reliever once they’ve gone in to labour.
3. People can suffer from constant orgasms
Persistent genital arousal syndrome is a rare condition where people feel like they are on the verge of orgasm almost constantly – and can have around a hundred per day .
It might sound like it would be fun, but it’s exhausting and many sufferers struggle to alleviate symptoms which can include swelling and pain.
4. Peak orgasm age
Who knew that there was a prime age for orgasms?
Although there’s a myth that your twenties are our prime years for sexual activity, our peak age for orgasms is 36 and over. Natural Cycles surveyed 2,600 women and found that orgasms, attractiveness and most enjoyable sex improved for those aged 36 and above.
So for those who haven’t yet reached their mid-thirties, there’s something to look forward to.
5. Speedy semen
The average speed of male semen is a rather speedy 28mph , which means they’re travelling faster that Usain Bolt (just – his record is 27.8 mph). Once sperm enter the vagina, they slow down.