What is a female orgasm and how does it feel?
Let's start by pinning down what the female orgasm is and how it feels. An orgasm can be best described as a feeling of intense pleasure which occurs during sexual activity. You can achieve an orgasm through masturbation or a sexual encounter. Whilst your erogenous zones or pleasure points are being stimulated, you‘ll feel aroused and a build-up of uncontrollable pleasure. The blood flow in your genital area begins to increase and your heart rate speeds up, which may lead to heavy breathing. As you approach your climax, you‘ll experience an overwhelming pleasurable release which may be accompanied by contractions of your genital muscles and ejaculation.
The female orgasm may be harder to identify than that of the male but it can be just as pleasurable and achieved in the same way, through sexual arousal.
Are there different types of orgasm?
As if the female orgasm wasn’t complex enough - yes, there are multiple types of orgasm. Women experience orgasm through different types of stimulation including, anal, clitoral, nipple and vaginal. In other words, if you can stimulate it, you can have an orgasm from it. There are a variety of ways you can stimulate these areas but let’s take a closer at two of the most popular, clitoral and vaginal orgasms.
Situated at the front of the vulva, next to the labia, the clitoris is not only easy to get to but has lots of nerve endings providing great sexual pleasure when stimulated. Whether you’re looking to masturbate or pleasure a partner, clitoral stimulation is an effective way of reaching intense orgasms. You can stimulate the clitoris using your fingers or a sex toy. Alternatively, you could get a partner to do this or even try oral sex. As we know each body is unique and what one person does to reach a clitoral orgasm may not work for another so the best option is to experiment and see what works for you.
Moving onto vaginal orgasms or what is commonly referred to as G-Spot orgasms. There are several ways you can stimulate the G-spot and this can be fun to do alone or with a partner. Before you can achieve a vaginal orgasm, it’s important you know where the G-Spot is. If this is something you’re new to or it’s your first time using a toy then you may find our How to find my G-Spot blog helpful for advice and useful tips. Your G-Spot can be stimulated with a sex toy but you’ll need a G-Spot vibrator or dildo to target this internal pleasure point. If you’re not one for sex toys then you can try and reach a G-Spot orgasm the good old-fashioned way, penetrative sex. Trying different sex positions will help you discover which feel most comfortable and hit the perfect spot.
It’s important to outline that you shouldn’t feel disappointed if you’re unable to orgasm at any time as there are a whole number of factors that can affect this including your, mental health, sexual health, sex drive, or even the mood you’re in.