Oh, oh, it's magic. Yes, we're talking about orgasms, those physiological fireworks that erupt at the heights of sexual ectasy. But orgasms are also like snowflakes -- each one is a little bit different for different people. Test your knowhow of the Big O with this blizzard of facts about how the ultimate pleasurable sensation works in the human body.
What famous research team mapped out the physiology of orgasms?
Watson and Crick
Kinsey and Gebhard
Masters and Johnson
Masters and Johnson divided sex and orgasm into how many phases?
In female brains, the lateral orbitofrontal cortex shuts down during sex. What behavior does that inhibit?
mate fitness assessment
Which of the following brain regions de-engages when men have sex?
ventral tegmental area
Which of the following nerves isn't involved in orgasmic response?
The term "refractory period" refers to what aspect of male sexual response?
inability to have successive orgasms
What percent of American women are "very satisfied" with how often they orgasm?
True or false: Lesbian couples report climaxing more often than heterosexual women.
According to a 2009 survey from Stanford University, 44 percent of men achieve orgasm during one-night stands, compared to what percentage of women?
In sex research, the "rule of thumb" refers to what?
distance between the clitoris and vaginal opening
penile tip length
The byproduct theory of female orgasms likens the clitoris to what part of the male anatomy?
True or false: Female orgasms last longer.
The "Sperm Wars" theory claims that oxytocin released during female orgasm does what?
kills unfit sperm
up-sucks semen into the vaginal canal
primes the pelvic muscles for multiple orgasms
Sex researcher Alfred Kinsey estimated that multiple orgasms were possible for what percentage of the female population?
True or false: Women are far more likely to achieve orgasm through vaginal, rather than clitoral, stimulation.
When Alfred Kinsey tested how far ejaculate travels during orgasm, what was the winning length?
2 feet (0.6 meters)
4 feet (1.2 meters)
8 feet (2.4 meters)
Globally, what percentage of men struggle with premature ejaculation?
How quickly does ejaculate move through the urethra on its way out of the penis?