The intense rush of gratification as the blood rushes to your genitals and euphoria runs like adrenaline through your system loosely explain a female orgasm. Achieving the big O is nothing short of a victory for many women. And for most, is the best solution for stress, menstrual cramps, loneliness, boredom, sexual frustration and more. An orgasm is a physical reflex that occurs when muscles tighten during sexual arousal and then relax through a series of rhythmic contractions. Any type of orgasm feels incredible, and there’s nothing wrong with sticking to the strokes and touches that you know bring you to the brink every time. But variety really is the spice of life. You wouldn’t eat the same three meals every day, nor would you wear the same outfit over and over. So why not expand your sexual horizons and explore the different types of orgasms the female body is capable of?
What Are The Types Of Orgasms?
From clitoral orgasms to nipple orgasms to some even we have never heard of (but can’t wait to try out), here are all the kinds of orgasms the female body is capable of, although this varies from person to person. Each climax can feel different in terms of intensity and duration, depending on how and what part of your body is being aroused.
5 Orgasms & Ways To Stimulate Them
1. Clitoral Orgasm
The clitoris is the go-to sweet spot for most women when they want to experience the pleasure and release of an orgasm. But while clitoral orgasms may be the most accessible kind, this tiny, mostly hidden bliss button is highly individualistic. Every woman prefers a different type of touch to reach climax.
Having it touched, caressed, or stroked via direct or indirect stimulation (through the fabric, or by touching the labia surrounding the clitoris) prompts an increase in blood flow to the area, making the clitoris engorged and in need of release. Several types of clitoral strokes like up-and-down, back-and-forth, and both wide and small circles can lead to orgasm. Experiment on your own and show your partner what you like.
2. Anal Orgasm
Anal sex or anal stimulation doesn’t fall on everyone’s comfort list. Some love it and others don’t care for it at all. But if you’re in the former category or are keen on experimenting with it, an anal orgasm is one you should know about. Remember, you must, must, must use lube, as your anus doesn’t self-lubricate naturally.
Start massaging the outside and inside of your anal opening, then slowly and gently insert your finger or sex toy into your anus. Switch between a circular and in-and-out motion as you penetrate your anus. Go faster as the pleasure begins to build until you’re ready to finish. Experiment with toys like vibrators, plugs, anal beads, and massagers can intensify your orgasm tenfold.
3. Nipple Orgasm
You know your breasts and nipples are major erogenous zones; your nipples especially react to being touched and stroked, since they’re loaded with nerve endings and super sensitive skin. But some women really can experience a big O just by having their nipples caressed and kissed. There’s no clear consensus on how many women are able to orgasm without any below the belt contact, and researchers aren’t sure why nipple orgasms happen. But no one can deny the feel-good factor nipples offer.
You can rub, pinch, pull, squeeze, or tug your nipples during a solo session. With enough kissing, sucking, and caressing, these are zones that can bring some woman to orgasm. Get experimenting with temperatures, textures, sex toys or even everyday objects.
4. Blended Orgasm
If you can handle two, three, or even four times the intensity and pleasure of a regular O, this kind of orgasm is for you. A blended orgasm is a climax that happens when more than one erogenous zone is being stimulated at the same time. Penetration along with clitoral touching is one way to experience the explosive orgasm that typically results. But it could also come from vaginal penetration along with clitoral, or anal stimulation—or all of these simultaneously.
Many combinations of touching and teasing can trigger a blended orgasm, but if you’re looking to have one with a partner, consider the woman on top position as your hands, and your partner’s, are free to touch your clitoris, breasts, or butt. Or try bringing a vibrator into the bedroom.
5. Multiple Orgasms
Multiple orgasms generally refer to more than one orgasm in a single session. Sex therapists believe that not only can we differentiate between multiple orgasms and one orgasm (as we do with vaginal orgasm and clitoral orgasm), there a few different types of multiple orgasms.
- Compound Singles: This is where each orgasm is separate and distinct, and in between orgasms the woman is either partially aroused or not aroused at all, and the time between them can be fairly substantial.
- Sequential Multiples: This is where orgasms are a few minutes apart with fairly consistent arousal in between fairly distinct orgasms.
- Serial Multiple: These orgasms are only a few seconds apart and often feel like one large orgasm with spasms of different intensities.
Multiple climaxes can:
- Be spaced out
- Occur in quick succession
- One after the other
- Vary in intensity
5 Ways To Experience Multiple Orgasms
Here are some tips, tricks, dos and don’ts of how to reach multiple orgasms.
1. Practise Kegel Exercises
Like the rest of your body, if your pelvic floor muscle is toned and fit, it works better, pumping even more blood to the pelvis (which is great for arousal) and making stronger contractions – giving longer, more intense orgasms.
Here’s how you do it:
- Simply squeeze the muscle you use to hold back urine.
- Hold it for two seconds, then release.
- Do this 20 times, three times per day.
2. Don’t Rush The Foreplay
If you want to have an orgasm, let alone multiples, oral sex is key. The clitoris is the woman’s orgasm centre and it is not stimulated during intercourse. Clitoral stimulation from oral sex is the easiest way to achieve an orgasm for women. If you’re aroused slowly, then you’ll stay aroused for longer, and unlike manual stimulation, his tongue is flexible, soft and strong – the perfect tool for making that happen.
3. Do Use Varied Stimulation
Sex can get repetitive between partners, making it boring for the brain. It is important to stimulate not just your body, but also your brain. And one way to do it is by trying new techniques, positions and toys. If you’re expecting yourself to orgasm again and again with the same stimuli then you’re probably going to be disappointed, so mix it up a bit. Try mutual masturbation, vibrating sex toys, changing the place and space along with some never-tried-before positions.
4. Let Your Mind & Body Relax
Taking a moment to relax between orgasms and just letting your body switch off and go to sleep are two completely different concepts. A breather before you continue, just enough to be mindful of your body and the sensations, without losing any of the passion can be really helpful. It gives you the chance to change positions if you are uncomfortable or getting tired. Also, it builds up some sexual tension that will only boost your chances of having multiple orgasms.
5. Remember, Practice Makes Perfect
If you want to get good at something, you’re going to have to put in some practice. And what’s more fun than sex! Discover something new about yourself or your partner as you indulge in sexual intercourse. You may find some hidden erogenous zones or come up with a unique way to satisfy each other. Each orgasm will feel more intense than the one before it, and the more you practice the easier you’ll find it to reach the second, and third, and fourth.
Go solo or make it an adventure with your partner. Exploring new ways to achieve different types of orgasms is a fun way to spend quality time with yourself or your partner. Allow yourself to soak in the sensations of the pleasure process just as much, or even more than, the finale. Remember to play safe, use lubrication and consult your doctor if you need to.