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7 amazing things that happen to your body when you have sex

Published on:11 May 2020, 18:54pm IST
The sexual response cycle is not mythical! In fact, you go through a rollercoaster of emotions while having sex and even end up benefitting out of it.
Nikita Bhardwaj
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From gushing emotions to stimulation, all this and much more happens to us during sex. Our body goes through a multitude of changes within just a couple of minutes and turns out, the only thing bad about sex is the societal taboo around it. The physical and mental benefits of it are unmatched!

Basically, whatever happens, it happens under four phases which constitute the sexual response cycle of a human body. The four phases are:

Phase 1: Desire–where you are all excited
Phase 2: Stimulation–where you feel aroused
Phase 3: Orgasm–which is the culmination of all that pleasure
Phase 4: Resolution–when your body is back to normal

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And during these four phases these seven things happen in your body:
1. You feel happy
A huge amount of happy hormones, known as oxytocin, are secreted by your brain when you have sex. In fact, experts are absolutely right when they say that sex is a great stress buster and a study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine admits it as well!

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2. Your vagina starts lubricating
Basically, during sex, your blood vessels start dilating and blood starts flowing to all your reproductive organs which ultimately leads to vaginal expansion and ultimately, lubrication.

3. You breathe heavily
The heart rate shoots up while you’re at it and due to that, you start breathing heavily. All this is majorly the part of phase one where you are high on desire.

4. You become super sensitive
As the blood flow increases in your body, there is also a surge of nitric oxide during sex. That’s why you feel that all your erogenous points like your nipples, neck, and genitals become super active and sensitive.

5. You get all tensed up down there
When you reach orgasm, you feel a sensation in your pelvic muscle that is involuntary. Apparently, it starts contracting and releasing due to which you feel pleasure. Although, at times, this contraction goes out of hand and you might end up getting a cramp.

6. You reach your big O
Well, this is the finish line. The uterus and clitoris return to their normal positions. Swelling in your vagina, as well as your breast, recedes, lubrication disappears, and your muscles relax. There is also the release of a calming hormone called prolactin which results in sleep.

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7. You tend to burn a few calories
Although it’s not much but according to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine, you do burn some calories while you are at it.

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So, next time if you experience any of these please keep in mind that it is temporary and completely normal during sex.

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Nikita Bhardwaj Nikita Bhardwaj

Six-pack abs are all that Nikita needs, along with her daily dose of green tea. At Health Shots, she produces videos, podcasts, stories, and other kick-ass content.