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Arousal and orgasms

arousal and orgasms
When you get really turned on, changes happen in your body. Eventually, if you get really aroused, you can have an orgasm – in other words, you can come, or climax.

What happens when you’re aroused?

Women

When you get sexually aroused your vagina becomes wetter, which makes it smooth and slippery. This is important because it makes it easier to make love. If your vagina isn't wet, sex can be painful.

When you're aroused:

  •     Your vagina becomes wetter
  •     Your clitoris begins to swell and grow larger
  •     Your pupils (the dark centre in your eyes) get bigger
  •     Your lips get redder or darker
  •     Your heart beats faster
  •     Your breathing speeds up and you may even make noises
  •     Your nipples become harder and larger
  •     Your breasts may even grow larger

When you're really aroused, you might have an orgasm.

Men

When you're aroused:

  •  You get an erection – your penis goes hard and gets bigger
  •  A clear fluid called pre-ejaculate comes out of the end of your penis
  •  Your breathing speeds up and you may even make noises
  •  Your pupils (the dark centre in your eyes) get bigger

Arousal often leads to an orgasm.

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