We all know that male orgasm is needed in the entire reproduction process. A male orgasm allows the sperm to be excreted and find its way inside a female’s uterus. But why does a female orgasm? Is there a scientific or biological reason behind it?
While there have been many theories across the years that discuss the possible health benefits or reasons behind a female’s orgasm, there is no concrete evidence except of course the most logical explanation: women have orgasms because why the hell not?
History of female orgasms
Some scientists suggest that orgasms could have played an important role in the reproduction process and mating cycle just by looking at the history of female orgasm in mammals.
A study published in the Journal of Experimental Zoology looked into the history of female orgasms and found that for some mammals – such as cats and rabbits – hormones needed for ovulation are stimulated through sex. This could indicate that orgasms played a role in reproduction for our ancestors.
A clitoris and penis come from the same anatomical structure
Have you ever wondered why men have nipples although they do not serve a purpose? Well, it’s the same for the clitoris and penis. These elements come from the same anatomical structure. That means that the clitoris, which is a highly sensitive part that plays a key role in female orgasms, is homologous to the penis.
Do female orgasms create better sperm retention?
While orgasms are pleasurable for sure, a very small study aimed to measure if female orgasms created better sperm retention. The results indicated that female orgasms could play a role in better sperm retention, but more studies are required to prove the case.
But orgasms are pleasurable, and pleasure can be its own benefit. Pleasurable sex may improve a person’s mood, relieve stress, boost immunity, and foster better relationships.
Orgasms are pleasurable and that is an enough reason
Even though it is thought that orgasms might have previously had a function but do not anymore, their satisfying and pleasing effect is a good enough reason. The pleasure on its own comes with its own list of benefits such as elevating mood, reducing stress, and boosting immunity.
However, female orgasm can help build a better bond and relationship between partners and make a woman more motivated to engage in sexual intercourse. This in itself is a good enough reason why orgasms haven’t disappeared through evolution.
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Sources used in this article:
- Female orgasms: What you need to know – Medical News Today
- Why do women have orgasms? – Live Science
- Where does the female orgasm come from? – Scientist American
- The Evolutionary origin of Female Orgasms – March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center