It's kind of accepted that women are complicated beings. But did you know that that same applies to their orgasms too? That's right! Husbands reading this, please take note: your lovely wife is capable of experiencing a variety of orgasms. To be precise, there are six types of orgasms for women to enjoy! And each type can give a women a completely different orgasmic sensation.
Types Of Orgasms For Women: Do You Know All 6 Types?
1. The Clitoral Orgasm
The clitoral orgasm is the most standard of orgasms and is the "main source of sensory input", according to a study published in the journal NeuroQuantology.
This is attained through direct stimulation of the clitoris, giving a woman a "more localized, sharp, bursting, short lasting, superficial" sensation that is confined only to the pubic area (outer clitoris).
Protip:Masturbation will generally give you the best clitoral orgasms. Once you do it yourself, Janet Wolfe, a New York City-based sex therapist says you'll be able to figure out what works best for you — enabling you to better direct your partner.
2. The Vaginal Orgasm (the Graffenberg Spot a.k.a "G-spot")
If the clitoral orgasm involves just the outer clitoris, then the vaginal orgasm will give you twice the goodness because it involves stimulation of both the inner and outer vaginal areas. But it does not happen for all women, only 20% actually do climax.
Vaginal orgasms are:
- Attained mainly through sex, as compared to clitoral stimulation that you can provide yourself with, according to the same NeuroQuantology study
- "whole body" experiences and are longer-lasting
- Women with vaginal orgasms may have an increased chance to experience multiple orgasms
The sweet G-spot is located on the front wall of the vagina, usually about halfway between the cervix and vaginal opening. Imagine your partner making the "come here" motion with his/her finger, just that it is inside you, they're likely to stimulate it.
Protip: Have longer sex as you'll be more likely to experience this, according to a study from the Journal of Sexual Medicine. Also, switch and change up various positions can help your partner last longer. Get your partner to find the spongy area on the front wall of your vagina and apply pressure.
3. "Hands-Free" Orgasms
Basically, just using your imagination. It's fantasy land and you can make up situations in your head and "think" your way to and through an orgasm.
Related findings on women by neuroscientist Barry R. Komisaruk showed that the "magnitude of the physiological shifts was about the same" for the experience through thought alone when compared to climaxing through self-stimulation.
Protip: Let your mind wander. Find erotica and revisit the best parts for when you need a boost. You can also read erotica together with your partner.
4. The Blended Orgasms
This orgasm happens when both clitoral and vaginal orgasm occur at the same time — and can last anywhere from 1 to 15 minutes, ending with a heightened climax.
Protip: According to Jane Greer, PhD, a New York-based marriage and sex therapist, some women find that the "best position for orgasm is missionary because their clitoris is also being rubbed through penetration". So, ladies, it'll be good to try and switch it up: be on top as it gives you more control on the spots you want to have the most attention on.
5. Cervical Orgasm
It is truly one of the most powerful orgasms that a woman can have, with pleasure washing over you from head to toe. According to Kim Anami, a holistic sex and relationship coach, it is called in Tantra as a "full-body orgasm" or "an expanded orgasm". Definitely one of the amazing types of orgasms for women to be experienced.
- A result of deep penetration and responds best to pressure
- Spreads throughout the body, and not just in your genitals
- Can bring about tingling that could last for hours
- Brings "intense feelings of love and spiritual transcendence"
How to get a cervical orgasm in 4 simple steps:
1) Attempt this a few days before you are on your period
2) Start with the missionary position, then switch it up to a position which allows for deeper penetration (doggy style, or missionary with legs raised)
3) Get your partner to move in slow, circular motions such that the tip of his penis will gently massage the spot
4) Attempt doggy style — if you haven't done so — and switch it up with point 3.
Protip: Know what your limits are. Engage in foreplay and use lubes because, for some, cervical stimulation can feel too sensitive or even painful.
Ever woken up wet down there, panting from the aftermath of an orgasm? Yes that's right: sleep-gasms are real and the female version of a wet dream.
Protip: Try sleeping on your stomach. According to research from Shue Yan University in Hong Kong, dozing off face down tends to leave you a little bit short of breath — making you more likely to have erotic dreams. Or try going to sleep when you are extremely and watch the timing. Believe it or not. At most, you'll just get a really sound sleep!
It's no doubt that we sometimes feel pressured to have an orgasm. Having to reach a certain type of orgasm or climax within a set time can make sex stressful and unpleasant. But you don't have to fulfill any of that criteria. Ultimately, it's all about savouring the experience and doing it all in your own pace.
Can someone just cue John Mayer's "Your Body is a Wonderland" right now?
Source: Prevention, Shape, Huffington Post, Yahoo News
Originally published from The Asian Parent