Netflix 'The Principles of Pleasure': Is there something called 'perfect' orgasm?

The docuseries sheds light on orgasms and debunks the myths surrounding it


                            Netflix 'The Principles of Pleasure': Is there something called 'perfect' orgasm?
Orgasms are unfortunately considered to be the only way to measure how good the sex has been (Getty Images)
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'The Principles of Pleasure' is one of the most-awaited docuseries on Netflix this month. From debunking pleasure, talking eroticism to relationships and sex, the Sara Lynn Krupnick-produced series covers it all, and the first chapter, 'Our Bodies' deals with uncovering the truth about female orgasms. Widely considered taboo to date and bringing with it copious doses of myth, orgasms are unfortunately considered to be the only way to measure how good the sex has been. 'The Principles of Pleasure' sheds light on this theory.

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In the series, Dr Nicole Prause, a sexual psychophysiologist & Founder, of Liberos, describes orgasm as "eight to 12 contractions that occur throughout the pelvis that start just shy of a second apart, and increase their latency until their termination." Simply put, it's the firing of several neurons that triggers a reflex and produces an invigorating sensation. There are different types of orgasms — clitoral, vaginal,  blended (a mix of both), and anal-induced orgasms. One of the bigger myths was that's busted were women who cannot orgasm had psychological issues.

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Not true, not one bit. Orgasms and squirting are often debated upon with porn as one of the key culprits. People feel it's squirting across the room and the docuseries says that the reception by women is different. While some enjoy it, some don't and one portion actually don't feel anything. The bigger theory that's linked to orgasms is stimulating the G-spot. The series notes that the G-spot doesn't scientifically exist. While there isn't some sort of ecstasy button that's embedded in the body, what's true is the feeling of arousal that arises when the erectile tissue of the internal clit enlarges and touches the front wall of the vagina.

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Basically, G-spot is nothing more than the clitoris stimulated from within. That said, not every woman has to necessarily feel the same way. Also on the topic of orgasms, the over-expectations of getting a woman to probably lock up, clutch, moan or groan with pleasure can make sex a rather stressful experience than an enjoyable one. The bigger takeaway: There is no right way to orgasm. Just do what makes you feel good.

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'The Principles of Pleasure' is available for streaming on Netflix.