It is exciting, sexy, and interesting, but the female orgasm is also complicated and contentious. Sex researchers brought this topic into the spotlight 60 years ago but we are still debating how and why it happens. "Female orgasm is shrouded in many mysteries and misconceptions and as a result it can cause discordant expectations among partners," says Susan Kellogg-Spadt, director of female sexual medicine at the Academic Urology Center for Pelvic Medicine and medical reviewer for HealthyWomen.org. While being focused on orgasm as the Holy Grail of sex is a bad idea, knowing what an orgasm is, how different women experience it, and how it's most often produced can not only increase the chances of reaching one, it can make a relationship stronger overall.
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