It seems it is common knowledge among those who are sexually educated, that women can have different types of orgasms. There has long been the discussion of the clitoral orgasm, as contrasted with the vaginal orgasm. Vaginal orgasms even have their own spots of origin. There are quite a few letters with the word ‘spot’ after it (e.g. G-spot, P-spot, A-spot). So, do women really have all these different types of orgasms?
What does the Data State?
Researching sex is very hard. When studying the female orgasm, the majority of data comes from testimony. It can be difficult to mimic in a lab what is done typically in the privacy of lovers. Having sex for research may not be as much fun as it seems. However, what have lab observations shown us about sex? The clitoris being stimulated and producing orgasm is universally accepted by all. There may be some women who cannot orgasm or have not yet from clitoral stimulation, but many experts believe it is the easiest way for females to reach orgasm. However, what about the G-spot? Well, we know that there can be a sensitive spot 5-8 cm up the anterior wall from the vaginal opening. That spot being stimulated has been reported by some women to produce an orgasm. However, is this G-spot really its own spot or part of something bigger?
The clitoris is a little bundle of nerve endings – which is why it is a primary erogenous zone. Actually, when I (or many) mention the clitoris, we are only actually mentioning a little part of it. The clitoral glands are the little nub that you can see near the top of the vulva. While this is the most sensitive part of the clitoris, there are still parts that are unseen, but can still be stimulated. The clitoral body actually has roots and bulbs that extend on both sides of the vaginal opening. The clitoris extends upward from the glans, and then dives downward forming the rest of the body.
When the vaginal opening is stretched during intercourse, the clitoral body is also being stimulated. Thicker penises (not too thick) can feel better to a woman, and a reason could be that there is more pressure on the clitoral body.
The G-spot may actually be part of the clitoris. A 2017 study tried to locate the G-spot and couldn’t find it. However, many women report a pleasurable sensation in that area considered to be the G-spot. That area is around the arch and base of the clitoris before the body splits into bulbs and roots.
Orgasm is an Orgasm
Do women have different type of orgasms? Maybe. The area that is being stimulated can be different, but eventually, the pelvic floor begins to spasm rhythmically.
I’ll close with a quote from Dr. Andrew Siegel:
Clitoral orgasms are often described as a gradual buildup of sensation in the clitoral region culminating in intense waves of external muscle spasm and release. In contrast, vaginal orgasms are described as slower, fuller, wider, deeper, more expansive and complex, whole body sensations. The truth of the matter is that all lady parts are inter-connected and work together, so grouping orgasm into “clitoral” versus “vaginal” is an arbitrary distinction. Most women report that both clitoral and vaginal stimulation play roles in achieving sexual climax, but since the clitoris has the greatest density of nerves, is easily accessible and typically responds readily to stimulation, is the fastest track to sexual climax for most women.Are You “Cliterate”? (Do You Have A Good Working Knowledge Of The Clitoris?)