Why do some women reach orgasm while sleeping?


Gerardo Diego Ontiveros

Some people are skeptical of sleeping women's orgasms, as they only remember the evidence that women felt orgasm in their dreams, unlike men who have solid evidence. However, previous studies have shown that even sleeping women can feel orgasm in spite of no physical contact, and Fusion explains how it works.

Science explains why some women orgasm in their sleep | Fusion

It was in 1983 that it was discovered that 'women reach orgasm in their dreams.' When one researcher observed changes in a woman's body during sleep, she suddenly increased her heartbeat from 50 to 100 beats per minute, from 12 breaths per minute to 22 breaths. In an increasing state. At this time, a significant increase in blood flow in the vagina was also observed.

This is known as one of the few cases of measuring 'female orgasm during sleep' at that time. Professor Barry Komisarak of Rutgers University is investigating this 'non-genital orgasm', that is, 'women can reach orgasm by thinking' and see what is happening in the brain during orgasm. By mapping, we elucidated how unconscious women are climaxing.

'When you feel orgasm, all the major parts of your brain are activated, like a storm,' explained Professor Komisarak. People usually do not have a moment when their entire brain is activated at once except when they are at the sexual climax, and the moment when they feel orgasm is 'like a floating body' or 'unconscious'. That's why some people report.

So why does orgasm occur while sleeping, even though no one is in physical contact? According to Professor Komisarak, the trigger is 'the brain recognizes that the increased blood flow near the clitoris is a sexual stimulus when sleeping.'

Furthermore, when Professor Komisarak gathered 10 women who said that 'thinking can reach orgasm' and observed how orgasm is caused without contact with the genitals, only the orgasm and thoughts caused by contact with the genitals It turns out that the reaction to the brain caused by orgasm caused by is almost the same. In other words, sleeping women recognize the increase in blood flow near the clitoris as a sexual stimulus, and 'thinking' causes orgasm without physical contact. In addition, like the orgasm of physical contact, the orgasm by thinking causes an increase in blood pressure, an increase in heart rate, and dilation of the pupil.

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What surprised Professor Komisarak is that when thinking causes orgasm, the frontal cortex, which is responsible for cognitive function, is activated in the brain. In other words, the brain responds as if there were contact, even though there is actually no sexual contact.

The human brain has a part called 'sensory cortex' that has a map of the person's body, and if there is contact with the genital nucleus, just as the hand part of the map of the sensory cortex is activated when holding a hand with someone The crypt part of the map is activated. A woman who reaches orgasm only by thinking can activate the clitoral part of the map just by thinking without actual contact, and it is thought that this action causes a reaction in the frontal cortex. ..

According to psychiatrist and sex therapist Madrain Castellanos, some women say, 'I can feel orgasm in my dreams, but I have never felt it in reality,' but this is anxiety in some dreams. Because there is no element that upsets me. In a dream, you can create the best situation in which you can feel orgasm, so it seems that some people are more likely to reach orgasm in a dream than in reality.

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