It's National Orgasm Day! Today, it’s important to address not just how important orgasms are to female sexuality, but just how many of them we’re capable of having. You may think that orgasms start and end with the clitoris, especially if you’ve yet to scope out your G-spot, but the clit is the just the beginning of the fun. For example, did you know that you can have a cervical orgasm? Well, you can.
Although having an orgasm during sex isn’t a necessary component to great sex, it does help. But the problem is that for many women, 10 to 15 percent, orgasms are this elusive thing that they’ve yet to experience; they’re almost as mythical as squirting – something you hear about, have seen in porn, but no matter how hard you try to get it to happen, it just doesn’t. Talk about blue vulva.
What National Orgasm Day aims to do is please, well, in a
round about way. While every day should be a day of orgasms, devoting a national day to is recognizing that we’re sexual beings and orgasms are one of the best
parts of life, along with pizza, of course.
If you’ve yet to experience an orgasm, you're not alone, and today is a reminder to treat yourself with what makes you feel good. If you’ve only experienced one type or orgasm, then
it’s time to explore what other parts of your body can make you all achy and
quaky in a good way, too. Here are 13 kinds of orgasms that could be on the menu
for National Orgasm Day.
1. Clitoral Orgasm
With 70 percent of women needing clitoral stimulation during sex to orgasm, this one is the most common orgasms of all. Whether you use your fingers, vibrator, or your favorite shower head, with the right amount of pressure and technique, most women are able to get there via stimulating their clit.
2. Nipple Orgasm
According to a 2011 study, reaching orgasm from nipple stimulation alone is absolutely a thing that happens. The research found that when the nipples are stimulated it activates the genital sensory cortex in the brain. In other words, as far as the brain is concerned nipple stimulation and genital stimulation are the same, therefore making an orgasm possible.
3. Vaginal (G-Spot) Orgasm
Because the vagina is the whole kit and caboodle, calling
something a vaginal orgasm feels a little vague, but yet that’s what it’s usually
called. However, what a vaginal orgasm really is is an orgasm that happens thanks
to the G-spot. Although only 30 percent of women report being able to orgasm through
penetration, that’s enough to prove
that G-spot is real; you just need to find it.
4. Mental Orgasm
I know when I’m stressed out, because I always have
nightmares about not graduating from university or I wake up realizing I’ve
just had an orgasm. I haven’t touched myself, but my brain, which is actually
the biggest sexual organ of all, just made it happen.
Mental orgasms are not an anomaly. Studies have found that although the numbers are small, women can think they’re way to orgasm. Lady Gaga claims to be one of these women.
5. Urethra Orgasm
It may seem strange that the part of your body where your urine comes out could be stimulated, but it can! If you look at a diagram of the female anatomy, you’ll see that the urethra is almost totally surrounded by the clitoris (remember your clit is way bigger than you think.) So when your urethra or “U-spot” is stimulated, blood rushes to the opening and fluid within the Skene’s glands begins its production. That fluid is what’s released when a woman squirts while having an orgasm.
6. Skin Orgasm
A skin orgasms or “frissons” is the way your epidermis reacts to intense sensations. Along with trembling, sweating, and becoming flushed, a skin orgasm is also one of sexual arousal. Music, especially, has been discovered to be the source of skin orgasms and studies have found they can be addictive as hell.
7. Kissing Orgasm
If you’ve ever had one of those long, passionate kisses that you see in the movies, then you know that, if you at least keep at it, kissing orgasms are real. Lips, being a 100 times more sensitive than fingertips, are one of the few erogenous zones on a women, so it makes sense that 20 percent of women have experienced orgasms from kissing. It just takes a lot of focus and attention to every sensation you’re feeling.
8. Cervical Orgasm
Similarly to nipple orgasms, when the cervix is stimulated it affects that genital sensory cortex in the brain resulting in an orgasm. But the thing with a cervical orgasm is that it’s achieved from very deep penetration, which can be painful for some women. If you’re experiencing any pain in your hopes of achieving a cervical orgasm, then layoff and try something else. There’s no sense in hurting yourself in the process.
9. Childbirth Orgasm
Although it’s rare, like really rare, 0.3 percent of women have reported having an orgasm during childbirth. The reason for that might because a women’s ability to handle pain increases more than 10,000 times it’s usual threshold when she’s having an orgasm. Basically, it’s her body’s way of making her not lose her mind from the horrific pain of childbirth. Yes, horrific.
10. Anal Orgasm
While most women like to resort to vibrators so they can orgasm during anal, even without clitoral stimulation, you can still climax from anal sex. According to co-author of Partners in Passion, Great Sex Made Simple, Tantra for Erotic Empowerment, and The Essence of Tantric Sexuality, Patricia Johnson, anal penetration stimulates both the G-spot and the erectile tissue.
of the anus, perineum, and rectum can engage in pelvic and pudendal nerves,
which are implicated in orgasmic response,” says Johnson.
Never experienced it?
Here’s your step-by-step guide from Bustle.
Also known as coregasms, orgasms while working out is something that a lot of women experience, especially during ab exercises. According to Alfred Kinsey in a 1953 paper he wrote for Sexual Behavior in the Human Female, five percent of women experience orgasms during exercise. In 2013, Fitness magazine reported that percentage to be at 10, probably because more women exercise now than they did in 1953.
12. Blended Orgasms
A blended orgasm is just what it sounds like: Orgasms from
different parts of your body happening at once. Sounds too good to be true,
right? Although the most common blended orgasm can be attributed to both a
G-spot and clitoral orgasm happening at once, considering how many other parts
of the body can be stimulated to orgasm, you can have a blended orgasm that’s
pretty much all-encompassing.
13. Multiple Orgasms
Not to be confused with blended orgasms, multiple orgasms are orgasms you have one right after the other, with no prolonged stopping in between. They're basically the thing that every woman wants to experience and if she can get them blended (with a side of pizza), it's what we call the ultimate jackpot or, more realistically, a unicorn. You have to know your body crazy well to reach that level of professional orgasming, so that's why you should never give up and try over and over and over again.
Want more of Bustle's Sex and Relationships coverage? Check out our new podcast, I Want It That Way, which delves into the difficult and downright dirty parts of a relationship, and find more on our Soundcloud page.