Vaginal or Clitoral
A lot of women are confused about the difference
between a vaginal and a clitoral orgasm. This brief
article will describe each type of female orgasm and
provide some information about how to stimulate each
What is an orgasm?
Stimulation of sensitive areas of a woman's body,
including the clitoris and area around it, the cervix, and
the opening of the vagina cause sensations of "fullness"
and tension in the muscles of the body. Stimulating
non-genital sensitive areas help add to this sensation for
many women -- nipples, lips, fingers and toes can be
orgasm is the point at which all that tension which has
been building is released in a series of involuntary and
pleasant muscle contractions. These contractions may be
felt in the vagina, the uterus, or even the rectum.
Sometimes women experience an orgasm as a whole body
sensation -- this is related to the release of muscular
tension throughout the body. Some women experience
"passive orgasms" without the pelvic contractions.
What is a vaginal
third of a woman's vagina contains more nerve endings than
any other part of the vaginal canal, and is thus more
sensitive. For some women, the sensations created by
intercourse are sufficient to produce an orgasm. It's
important to note that a minority of women experience
orgasm this way.
Freud (a man) made the claim that a "mature" woman could
experience orgasm in this way. This theory was tied to
Freud's ideas about penis envy and he believed that only
immature women, or those suffering from covetousness of
the male penis, would actually want their clitorises
stimulated during sex or masturbation. As you can see,
this theory makes the man's penis the central element in a
woman's sexual satisfaction. And it's plain wrong.
What is a clitoral
clitoris is the most sensitive part of a woman's
genitalia. All the nerve endings men have in their
penises are packed into a much smaller area. And not just
the glans of the clitoris, which is found under the
clitoris hood, but the entire shaft of the clitoris is
packed with nerve endings.
real difference between vaginal and clitoral orgasms is
where the woman is stimulated rather than the way the
orgasm feels. A clitoral orgasm is caused by stimulating
the clitoris directly, or by stimulating the area around
the clitoris. (The clitoris is so sensitive that
sometimes, touching the glans directly is uncomfortable.)
clitoris can be stimulated with fingers, with the tongue,
through body pressure or with a vibrator. Sometimes,
direct stimulation of the clitoris stops feeling good.
When a woman reaches that point, try stimulating other
sensitive areas: the nipples, the lips and fingertips, or
the labia, cervix or outer third of the vagina.
sex, especially woman-on-top positions, the clitoris can
be stimulated by rubbing against the man's pubic bone.
Sometimes couples must experiment with different sexual
positions to find one that's satisfying to both people.
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