ON ORGASM AND FOREPLAY

What is an orgasm: An orgasm represents the zenith of human sex  pleasurable  experiences.  Orgasm is derived from  the Greek word orgies, which means  to swell with lust.

Orgasm is defined as an explosive,  cerebrally encoded, neuromuscular response, at the peak of sexual   arousal by  psychopathological   stimuli, the  pleasurable sensations of which are experienced in association  with dispensable pelvic physiological concomitants.

Why orgasm: Sex is not merely the means to an end.  It is both: the means  to an end (procreation), as well as and   end  in itself  (pleasure).  orgasm is nature's  masterstroke.

By providing  an inherently  sensual  pleasure-oriented side to our personality, nature has ingeniously accomplished   the dual  objective  of pleasure  and procreation.

The pleasure  principle has, is and  shall always  remain principal.
Early Orgasmic Response (EOR):  This is defined  as an orgasm that is experienced earlier that  one's  idealized expectations, which are within rational limits.

Delayed Orgasmic Response (DOR):  When   orgasm does ultimately occur, but is   delayed beyond one's idealized  expectations, which are within  rational limits, it is called delayed orgasmic response .

Impaired  Orgasmic Response (IOR):  It is defined  as a  reduction in the intensity of the orgasmic pleasure. Absent Orgasmic Response (AOR):  This  category includes cases  in which there is complete failure to experience pleasure.

How does one reach  orgasm:When  an individual has a sexual desire he departs from the normal state and enters into  the sexual state and  is deemed  to have undergone sexual grounding.  Sexual grounding or the sexual state  is a state in which  the subject becomes  receptive  to the  perceptions of stimuli inputs as  sexual.  

Once  this occurs, psychopathological  stimuli   arouse the sex center in the brain  which starts sending out impulses, which  are usually pleasurable.  When such impulses reach the genitalia, the  resultant increased flow of blood leads to congestion in genitals. 

This phenomenon  is usually  manifested as erection  in the male and  lubrications in the female.  Further stimulation enhances arousal and eventually  culminates in orgasm.

What is  interplay:Interplay encompasses the whole  spectrum of sexual interaction , that is, the  entire grommet of   motions and emotions between individual  indulging  in 'play'.

Is foreplay important:Yes,  it is  extremely important.  It kindles the desire and marks  the beginning  of the interplay.  Adequate foreplay ensures   adequate arousal and promotes  sexual compatibility.

Is after play important: Yes.  After play is as important as foreplay. Though  penovaginal sex is regarded as the  most  intimate and satisfying form of  sexual activity, this is not  always true.  There are  many women   who report - "I am not worried  about orgasm but  I would  very much  appreciate a bit of  love play. 

Vatsyayana, in the Kamasutra, has given a lot of emphasis to after  play and he has mentioned that after play is equally, if nor more, important  than foreplay.  Most people  enjoy  being held,  cuddled, talked to,  and partners need to communicate  with each other as to what they  prefer. 

Many  a time, woman in her  fifties or so would  come  and report - "Doctor, sex is   now far more satisfying  despite the fact that my husband  is unable to achieve  erection." 

Perhaps  he forced to learn or devote more time to foreplay  and after  play  which  takes  away the feeling of  mechanical sex and, at times, which he is unable to perform, there is enough  warmth and affection. 
Foreplay  introduces and after  play summarizes  the crucial interplay