Female Orgasm

Science defines orgasm as the involuntary muscle spasms that come with the release of sexual tension. This stark definition does not even hint at the variety of orgasmic experiences available to the willing pleasure seeker. Orgasms range in intensity from a sweet ripple of pleasure around the genitals to a roaring, curling wave of energy through the entire body.

Female orgasm and male orgasms share some physiological similarities—an increase in heart rate, muscle tension, and blood flow. But female orgasms also involve vaginal lubrication, swelling of the clit and pussy lips, vaginal expansion, and engorged breasts.

Many women have trouble achieving orgasm. Here are a few tips if you have never had an orgasm, or want to experience stronger orgasms:

  • Get to know your genitals! Get out a mirror and start exploring.
  • Masturbate. It teaches you how you like to be touched and what feels good. 
  • Get turned on! Explore your erotic mind by reading sexy fiction, watching explicit movies or writing a fantasy of your own.
  • Touch your clitoris with your fingers. Experiment with different strokes or rhythms.
  • Add a vibrator. A lot of women find that a vibrator provides enough strong clit stimulation and unlike a hand, won’t cramp up right before climax!
  • Tease yourself. When you hit a plateau of sexual tension, back away from it, breathe deeply, then start again. The sexual energy can build in cycles, each more intense than the last.       

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