Posts tagged #sexual response cycle

C is for Carpopedal Spasm

Involuntary spasmodic contractions of the hands and feet known as carpopedal spasms and are observed in hyperventilation, calcium deprivation, and

ORGASM.

(or just before orgasm)

Leading up to orgasm and actual orgasm involves a ton of involuntary muscle contractions, carpopedal spasms are just one type that may occur.  Next time you witness an orgasm have a look at the feet, you might see the big toe held straight, the other toes bent, and the foot arched, this is a typical carpopedal spasm.

S is for Sex Flush

Vasocongestion (increased blood flow) of the skin can occur at any stage of sexual response and is commonly referred to as:

sex flush

The sex flush doesn't occur in everyone, but does happen for a lot of people and is more commonly occurring in females.  During sexual response increased blood flow to the skin can display as pink or red patches of skin coloration, almost like a rash.  Typically sex flush goes away right after orgasm, but can linger for a couple of hours.


women's sex flush

  • pinkish spots develop under and over the breasts and can spread to the torso, face, hands, and feet
  • the clitoris darkens
  • the vaginal walls darken

men's sex flush

  • pinkish spots typically develop first on the upper abdomen and then spread to the chest, face, forehead, back, shoulders and forearms
Posted on July 6, 2015 and filed under S.