It turns out that the expression when you learn orgasm is different in the West and the East

by Valeria Boltneva

Studies have shown that the facial expressions when sexual pleasure is accumulated and the climax of orgasm is eventually changed according to the difference between Western and Eastern cultures.

Distinct facial expressions represent pain and pleasure across cultures | PNAS

Orgasm Faces Are Different Across Cultures—but Pain Looks the Same

Humans use facial expressions to transmit various types of information to the other person and communicate socially. Previous studies have shown that the expression when reaching orgasm is similar to the expression when 'pain' is learned, but orgasm and pain have a completely different meaning. Researchers at the University of Glasgow, who thought that 'it is not rational that an orgasm and a pain look like a similar expression,' studied the expression when humans reach orgasm.

Rachel Jack , a psychologist at the University of Glasgow, used a face-animation program to create a set of different facial expressions. The first study displays 3600 randomly generated facial expression sets for 40 Western men and women and 40 Asian men and women, do participants remember 'pain' for each face, Or I have identified if I remember 'orgasm'.

Not only did the participants not only distinguish between pain and orgasm, but also assessed whether they were strong or weak. In addition, when the participant judged that the expression was not applicable to pain and orgasm, he was able to select 'Neither'.

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After the first experiment, the research team, who improved the facial expression generation program, showed the facial expression set to 104 additional participants raised in Western and Eastern cultures, and made them recognize pain and orgasm. The participants were asked in advance “How much did you touch the culture other than the culture in which I was born and raised?” People who had touched only the culture in which I was born and raised were selected almost purely in each case It is said that In addition, the facial expressions to be shown were limited to faces of the same race and different gender, such as Western women for Western men and Oriental men for Oriental women.

As a result of the experiment, it turned out that people born and raised in each culture area identify the pain and orgasm expressions with the same tendency. With regard to the expression that feels pain, it is said that the West and the East share the same movement, such as wrinkles falling, wrinkles falling on the nose and mouth extending, with the eyelids falling and the cheeks rising.

On the other hand, for orgasm, different results appeared depending on the culture. Westerners tended to open their eyes and choose a wide-mouthed expression when it reached orgasm. However, it seems that the Orientals tended to identify the expression as if their eyes were closed, as if they were smiling, as if they were feeling orgasm.

According to this study, Jack says that it reverses the conventional theory that 'pain and orgasm face are almost the same.' Not only that, it is also suggested that cultural differences may form facial differences when reaching orgasm.

For example, when Westerners reach their orgasms with their face and eyes open widely, it indicates that they are evaluating a positive state such as orgasm as 'high arousal state'. On the other hand, Asian gentlemen's expressions of eyes with closed eyes and mouth are evaluated as facial expressions of orgasm, possibly due to cultural tendency that 'low alertness' is evaluated as positive. there is. In other words, Jack and others think that cultural differences between East and West may have affected the expression of the time of orgasm.

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