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How Women Orgasm

2 of 8 in Series: The Essentials of Sexual Orgasms

Female orgasms tend to come in more varieties than male orgasms. Because of that, women’s orgasms have been an issue of contention ever since the days of Sigmund Freud in the early 1900s. Women have reported experiencing the following types of orgasms:

  • Clitoral orgasms: These orgasms are triggered by stimulation of the clitoris, either before, during, or after intercourse. The vast majority of orgasms that women have are clitoral.

  • Vaginal orgasms: These orgasms may actually be triggered by indirect stimulation to the clitoris, or possibly the elusive G spot. The scientific data is not yet in on this issue. Freud labeled these orgasms “mature.”

  • Orgasms from anal sex: Some women can have orgasms from anal sex. The anus has a lot of nerve endings, but how they may trigger an orgasm is also not known.

  • Other types: Some women can have an orgasm from having only their breasts stimulated, and many report having an orgasm while asleep when they’ve had no physical stimulation at all.

Although some women have never experienced orgasms, a considerate and knowledgeable male partner can almost always ensure that his partner ends up sexually satisfied, providing she wants to have an orgasm. The key to achieving satisfaction is good communication. If both partners are on the same wavelength, then both can have orgasms. But if their brains aren’t connected, it won’t matter that their bodies are connected when it comes to the likelihood of the woman having an orgasm.

Just like you can exercise the biceps in your arms and the hamstrings in your legs for more strength, you can work out the muscles in your genitals for stronger orgasms. Kegel exercises were invented for women, but they can also help a man control his orgasms.

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