THE BIG “O”: The basics to a female orgasm
THE BIG “O”: FOR HER EDITION
A Sexual Behaviour Study conducted in 2016 in the US, looking at over 50,000 adults – including heterosexual, gay and bisexual showed that heterosexual men were most likely to orgasm during sex with 95%, compared to the least likely, heterosexual women with only 65%! It takes 237 muscles to fake an orgasm, but only 15 to say, “It’s a clitoris and it’s right there.” Seems like a no brainer right? It can be, by understanding your orgasm and how to get yourself there can help closing the orgasm gap, of course while having some fun on the way.
What Is An Orgasm?
An orgasm is a euphoric state that is reached at the peak of physical and physiological stimulation, referred to as a climax. What happens to a woman’s body during an orgasm can be summarized as;
Muscles – at 0.8-second intervals your toes may curl, back arch or uterus contract.
Heart – Due to physical strain your heart rate will increase and can cause the release of adrenalin.
Skin – you may experience an “outer glow” flushing due and mild swelling in the genitals to increased circulation.
As spectacular as lightning no two will be the same, whether they are yours or someone else’s. Orgasm frequency, intensity and even duration are all byproducts of the sexual experience itself, so strap yourself in and enjoy the ride!
What Types Of Orgasms Are There?
The more O’s the merrier, luckily you’re spoilt for choice. The most well-known types of orgasms focus on vaginal stimulation, while others explore erogenous zones to bring you pleasure you’ve only dreamed of. You deserve to experience the pleasure, so allow us to bring you up to speed.
Clitoral – waiting patiently at the top of the Vulva with its 8,000 nerve endings, the clitoris is stimulated via rubbing, licking or vibration to get you where you need to be. Make sure you check here, for the most popular moves.
G-Spot – hidden on the front wall of your vagina, halfway between your vaginal opening and cervix. Stimulation is achieved by applying pressure using a “follow me” motion with your fingers or vaginal penetration with toys or a penis, causing it to swell and become more sensitive and resulting in deeply intense orgasms.
Anal – penetration can lead to the stimulus of nerve endings in the anus, combined with those of the pelvic floor leading to both anal and vaginal orgasms in unison. For tips and tricks on Anal, make sure to read our helpful article.
Erogenous Zones – stimulation of “sensitive areas” loaded with nerve endings such as the nipples can lead to orgasms with no below the belt action. Other common erogenous zones include, feet, ears and the neck.
Combination – Based on the principle that more stimulation means greater blood flow, simultaneous arousal of two, three or more erogenous zones can lead to experiencing an explosive orgasm consisting of a blend of several orgasms at the same time! Why not start off with combining clitoral and G-spot stimulation?
How Many Orgasms Can I Have?
Short answer, as many as you can handle, summarised nicely by Rachel Carlton Abrams, MD, co-author of The Multi-Orgasmic Woman with the statement: "The average woman is built to come again and again.” Fortunately for females, unlike males, they don’t have a “cooling off period” following an orgasm. In the end it all comes down to personal preference, some women desire multiple orgasms, reporting increasing intensity with each, while others are satisfied with one.