Orgasms, they feel fantastic, make us feel more connected to our partners and ourselves, and can even relieve stress and pain! A lot of us know the kinds of feelings and sensations that occur in the build-up to the big O, but what about what happens afterwards? We’ve dug into some scientific research and spoken to medical experts to get to the bottom of exactly what’s happening in your brain and body moment to moment after you climax. Turns out, there’s a whole load going on behind the scenes. From the precise moment we orgasm, to an hour down the line, your body is really put through its paces as all kinds of chemical, physiological and psychological changes occur.