Reproductive System

Sexual Response and Conception

What are the responses of males and females during orgasm?

Orgasm is marked by rhythmic contractions of the genital organs in both males and females. In males, ejaculation occurs during the orgasm stage of sexual response. During ejaculation sperm are released into the vagina and begin to swim to the uterus. Although in females there is no counterpart to ejaculation, rhythmic contractions of the vagina, uterus, and perineal muscles do occur.


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