Why Is Sex Pleasurable?

Why is sex pleasurable

Do you enjoy having sex? For most people, the answer is yes. Consensual and good sex feels awesome. But do you know why sex is pleasurable? Understanding the rationale helps you have a better intimate moment.

Research suggests that pleasurable sex heavily depends on the nerve and brain. The genitals are a key part because they are richly supplied with nerve endings. The brain receives a series of signals down the nerve releasing hormones, dopamine, and oxytocin that support sexual pleasure and interpret stimulation as pleasurable.

Sexual Response Cycle

Scientists identified 4 distinct stages that you experience when you are having sex. These stages explain in detail how the feelings of pleasurable come.


During the first phase – Desire, you may experience increased muscle tension, heart rate, and breathing. Muscles throughout the body begin to contract and blood flows to your genitals increasing the sensitivity of nerves in those areas. This blood flow causes swelling in the woman’s vaginal walls and erection in the man’s penis. By now, your body has been ready for sex.


The second phase is a plateau when your arousal continues to intensify. At this stage, a woman’s vagina and man’s penis become more sensitive.


After the plateau phase is an orgasm. You will experience involuntary muscle contractions and your body releases endorphins that make you feel excited and relaxed. That feels good.


Resolution is the end of the sexual response cycle. Your body slowly returns to how it was before you got aroused. Also, there’s an increased sense of satisfied, intimacy and fatigue.

Tips for Better Sex

When understanding why sex is pleasurable, we can conclude that treat our body with the right stimulation and listen to our brain bring better sex. Besides, we have more tips for your better sex.

  • Choose sexual positions that bring you the most pleasure
  • Communicate with your partner about what you like clearly
  • Try oral sex and manual genital stimulation like fingering
  • Clitoris is the powerhouse of women’s sexual pleasure
  • Pursue sex that lasts longer

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