Is the woman’s orgasm necessary for conception?


Is the woman’s orgasm necessary for conception?

What is multi-layered, creates controversy, and more often than not is the hot topic of conversation and discussion? You’ve guessed it; it’s the female orgasm.


Women come in different ways and with different intensity. Even though it is often unfairly claimed that women climax with more difficulty than men, women can count themselves blessed because the clitoris is an organ that is there for one reason and one reason only. And that would be the sensation of pleasure.

During a man’s orgasm, sperm is ejaculated – what about a female orgasm? Is it also necessary for successful conception?


For centuries there has been a heated discussion about the functionalities of the orgasm of a woman. Over the course of time, the rumour developed that a woman must experience an orgasm as part of vaginal intercourse in order to conceive successfully. This assumption is and remains a rumour since fertilisation of the ovum occurs even if the woman does not have an orgasm during unprotected sexual intercourse. So it is not a necessity, even though it is a big part in a woman’s experience of sexual pleasure.


The result of a woman reaching her climax, are rhythmic contractions of the muscles in the genital area. This also includes those in the uterus. The orgasm can last up to 50 seconds, and since women, unlike men, do not need recovery time, several orgasms in a row can be achieved with further stimulation. These muscle contractions in the vagina and uterus led to the assumption that the woman’s orgasm would make it easier for sperm to get inside the uterus and thus increase the chances of successful fertilisation. However, significant studies showing a connection between female orgasm and pregnancy are yet to be conducted.

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