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These 23 Orgasm Facts Will Make You Tingle

Come, you might learn something.

1. Random (non sex-related) orgasms can happen.

2. Sleep orgasms are also possible — for men and women.

3. And nipplegasms exist, too.

4. Some people even orgasm during childbirth.

5. Your brain goes bonkers right before an orgasm.

There's a gradual increase in activity across the board, behavioral neuroscientist Barry Komisaruk, Ph.D., co-author of The Orgasm Answer Guide, previously told BuzzFeed Life. First your genitals send a signal to your limbic system (the emotional control center), then activity increases in the anterior cingulate cortex and the insular cortex, and finally the hypothalamus and nucleus accumbens are activated when you climax.

6. Those weird facial expressions and curling toes? There's a scientific explanation for that.

7. More orgasms can reduce your risk of prostate cancer.

8. Oxytocin probably doesn't make you ~bond~ with anyone who gives you an orgasm.

9. But you might be more likely to talk about ~deep stuff~ after an orgasm.

10. Squirting doesn't necessarily equal an orgasm.

11. Using lube can help you have an orgasm.

12. It's DEFINITELY normal not to have an orgasm every time you have sex.

13. Lesbians have more orgasms than heterosexual or bisexual women, according to one study.

14. For anyone with a vagina, you might just not orgasm from penetration.

15. Both men and women fake orgasms.

16. And people fake orgasms for lots of different reasons.

17. Doing more ~stuff~ during sex can increase your odds of an orgasm.

18. There are SO many things that can scare away an orgasm.

19. Some people never (or rarely) have orgasms.

20. Piercing your genitals doesn't guarantee super-good orgasms.

21. Here's what actually happens during an orgasm if you have a penis:

22. Here's what actually happens during an orgasm if you have a vagina:

23. There ~might~ be different kinds of vaginal orgasms — but we're not really sure.