Up to a third of women say they struggle to achieve orgasms through sexual intercourse. But pleasure should be on the cards regardless – because sex experts have identified seven different ways a woman can orgasm. And each different type of orgasm produces a different sensation.
If you have a female partner, you owe it to her to learn about these.
1) The Clitoral Orgasm
The most common, and easily achieved, type of orgasm. Feelings start in the clitoris and send waves of pleasure through the body. The clitoris is possibly the most nerve-rich area of the woman’s body, all packed into something the size of a pea. Even gentle stimulation can be enough.
2) The Nipple Orgasm
Nipple stimulation engages the same pleasure centres as the clitoris. While stimulation of the clitoris AND nipples at the same time can have mind-blowing effects, some women are lucky enough to climax on nipple stimulation alone.
3) The G-spot Orgasm
This is where the orgasm begins. Located two to three inches inside the vagina, the G-spot contains a huge amount of pleasurable nerve endings and is found to have a rough texture. G-spot orgasms can be elusive but are explosive and often lead to a leg-shuddering sensation. To help achieve one, use a circular motion during intercourse, have sex from behind or gently hook a finger inside your partner. Be patient, it can take 20 to 25 minutes.
4) The Anal Orgasm
There are two sphincters at the base of the anus that expand and contract during orgasm anyway. So direct stimulation can lead to an intense orgasm. Make sure your muscles are relaxed and use plenty of lubricants though.
5) The Urethral Orgasm
Sometimes known as the U-spot, it’s a small area of sensitive tissue just above and on either side of the urethral opening. Gently caressing the area with a finger, like you would with the clitoris, can create a powerful orgasm.
6) The A-spot Orgasm
Located deep within the vagina, around 4-5 inches, the A-spot is found on the same wall as the G-spot.