The human body is a complex machine, having a thorough knowledge of one’s body might not be necessary especially when everything is going on well but it something is off, then that knowledge becomes important in your ‘troubleshooting’ attempt.
“There are so many organs and systems involved in sexual function, and you need every single one to be in working order for everything to go well,” says Lauren Streicher, MD, clinical associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Feinberg School of Medicine and author ofsex Rx.
Here is the list of what happens
1. Your brain and hormones are busy
Earlier in this article if you remember, I said something about it being psychological, happens in your head type thing. The brain is busy while you’re having sex. “Libido starts in the brain,” Streicher says. Getting into the naughty mood is what we call it, scientists call it something else, the right balance of neurotransmitters, like serotonin and dopamine, to facilitate desire.
“women’s excitement phase is above the shoulders, versus below the waist for men,” says ob-gyn Sherry A. Ross, MD, author of She-ology: The Definitive Guide to women’s Intimate health. Men can get aroused by what they see while arousal takes place in the mind of a woman. This is the reason why depression, troubled mind or stress can be mood-killers. As sexual excitement builds, adrenaline starts pumping, as do all three sex hormones, Ross says. More hormones are responsible for sex drive than estrogen, there are progesterone and testosterone.
During and after sex, endorphins surge, leading to feelings of euphoria, deep relaxation, and sometimes even less pain, says Johannes Hinrich von Borstel, author of Heart: The inside Story of Our Body’s More Heroic Organ.
2. Your heart flusters
When sex is happening, your body is excited and blood needs to get to certain areas, the heartbeat becomes quicker, pumping blood around the body especially to your private part. Your breathing increases too with the physical nature of sex. In this way, sex is almost like a workout, von Borstel says, “and it’s much more fun than struggling outside on a bicycle or running in the rain.”
3. Your blood vessels expand
Because your heart is busy, the blood vessels quite naturally enlarges, which allows for better blood flow to the very important parts for sex. “More blood flow to the genitals is why a guy gets an erection and a woman starts to lubricate,” Streicher explains.
4. Your skin blushes
There can be a noticed flourishing of the skin due to improved blood flow
Remember that compliment people get when they just have sex, the glowing thing about their body, the blood vessels expanding for more blow flow, makes the skin flourish better.
5. Your muscles contract
Muscles in the pelvic floor are the lucky ones here, they contract in anticipation of climax. Especially those in the pelvic floor, and nearby ab and leg muscles, Ross says, in preparation for climax. “Your body tenses up before the relaxation of an orgasm,” she says.
6. The vagina lubricates
We spoke earlier about blood flow, this stimulates the vagina lubrication, also the swelling of labia and clitoris. This effect can be amplified with direct physical stimulation to the area, Ross says.
7. The breast swells
There can be a temporary enlargement of the boobs due to all the excitement.
Still reeling from the improved blood flow during sex, this can also have a temporary effect on the boobs, they become bigger temporarily too, and the nipples get hard.