The Importance of the Female Orgasm: More Than Just Pleasure
Good things come to those who feel good…
If you are the owner of a vagina or are lucky enough to have regular access to one, I hope said vagina is having frequent orgasms. I believe that it is a woman’s birthright to have earth shattering, whole-body shaking, screaming orgasms. On a regular basis.
The Unexplored Potential of Female Sexuality
Sadly, many women haven’t yet actualized their sexual potential. I see women every week in my office, telling me about how they can’t have an orgasm through penetrative sex when they are with a partner or have never even had an orgasm. I know that this is only a small number of the seriously under pleasured women out there. I believe this is an epidemic of horrific proportions and women need to be empowered to own their pleasure and in turn their orgasms.
The Power of the Clitoris: A Pleasure Powerhouse
Women’s bodies possess a clitoris, an organ that has 8,000 nerve endings dedicated to pleasure. 8,000! The head of the penis only has half of that. Women’s bodies are meant for pleasure and their capacity for orgasms is far greater than men’s.
The Epidemic of Under Pleasured Women: Time for Change
They estimate only 25% of women can have an orgasm from penetrative sex alone. Which some scientists now believe is due to where the clitoris is placed, women who can orgasm through penetrative sex without direct clitoral stimulation tend to have a clitoristhat is set lower and therefore receives more stimulus during sex.
The Mystery of Penetrative Sex: Understanding Orgasmic Differences
Most studies show that men orgasm on average 90-95% of the time during sex whereas women are orgasming on average 50-60% percent of the time.
The Art of Faking It: A Barrier to True Pleasure
However, if you ask men how often their partner is having an orgasm, they answer 85% percent of the time. So, either some men can’t tell if a woman has had an orgasm or women are faking it…
Unfortunately, from my own experience and from what women tell me, I think a lot of women are faking it. This needs to stop, like now. You will never teach a someone how to make you scream if you are putting on an Oscar winning performance. I believe porn and movies like 50 Shades of Grey has a lot to answer for as well. Making men think women hardly need any foreplay and making women feel inadequate for not having instant orgasms from being thrown on the bed and a minute of vigorous thrusting.
The Misconceptions of Male Pleasure: A Comparative Analysis
Men think that since penetration feels so good for them, it must feel just as good for women. Expecting a woman to orgasm through penetration alone is like expecting a man to orgasm by only touching his testicles and the base of his penis. Some men could do it, but not many.
Barriers to Female Orgasms: It’s More Than Just Physical
When I ask women what stops them from having orgasms the most common answers are: not being able to let go, not feeling confident with their body, not enough foreplay, not enough clitoral stimulation or not the right kind of clitoral stimulation.
Notice how they are not saying anything about penis size or how long a man lasts in bed?
Empowering Your Orgasms: Practical Tips for Better Pleasure
So how can you have more orgasms, better orgasms or have orgasms at all?
Learn to love your body and most importantly your vagina, pussy, who-ha, punani or whatever you want to call it. If referring to your genitalia freaks you out, you have some work to do, sweetheart.
Women have been made to feel ashamed of their genitals, the source of all life. I believe as a woman when you love, accept and embrace this part of your body, you will claim not only your sexual potential but your true source of power. Complement this part of you, tell her she is amazing, beautiful and delicious. She’s starved for it. When you connect with this part of you, you will feel your confidence and charisma grow. Men, one of the best things you can do for your partner is tell her how much you love this part of her.
Learn what you like. Do you know exactly what works for you sexually? Do you tell and show your partner what works for you?
Most women are initially so worried about their bodies and how they look in bed, that they are not able to relax and let go of their inhibitions in bed. If you don’t know what you like, how can you teach someone else what it does for you? Take the time to explore your body and what type of touch works for you.
It is also important to give your partner signals with what’s working and what’s not, by how you respond to what they are doing. We tend to develop patterns with how we respond sexually to our partners with how much we talk and guide our partners with what feels good for us. It can be hard to change this dynamic in a relationship since many of us don’t want to “ruin the mood” or risk offending our partners. Here’s the thing, men are dying to get us off! I have yet to meet a man who didn’t care whether or not he was pleasing his partner.
Deep breathing also helps, women tend to hold their breath or breathe shallowly which can inhibit orgasm.
Tell your partner what feels good for you with moans and words of encouragement and don’t respond when it’s not working and if you are in pain, let them know immediately!
- Try saying “It feels amazing when you do _______.”
- Placing someone’s hand over yours, while you touch yourself is a great way to teach them what you like.
- Ask them what they like. Tell them you want to please them. Saying “How about I go down on you, try different things and you tell me what’s just okay, what’s better and what’s amazing?” This opens up the conversation for them to ask you what you like as well.
Having an orgasm can be like trying to remember a name. The harder you try, the more it eludes you. Once you relax and stop trying so hard it suddenly comes to you.
If you are trying to help a woman have an orgasm, tell them “‘It doesn’t matter if you have an orgasm or not, let’s just have fun. I love touching you and giving you pleasure. Just relax and let me do this for you.”
Taking the pressure off really helps a woman relax and let go.
The Power of Vibrators: A Tool for Sexual Satisfaction
If you have never had an orgasm or have trouble having an orgasm with a partner,buy a vibrator. I cannot stress this enough.
A bullet vibrator is good and a plugin magic wand is guaranteed to work. A lot of women find using a bullet vibrator on their clitoris during sex makes a huge difference. The vibrator was actually invented by a doctor to treat women’s “hysteria.” Look it up. For hundreds of years, doctors believed many women suffered from a condition called hysteria caused by a wandering womb. They complained to doctors of anxiety, anger, erotic fantasies, insomnia, irritability, a feeling of heaviness in the pelvic area, and wetness between the legs.
Basically, there were a bunch of sexually frustrated women. The treatment was to be given a pelvic massage by your doctor to stimulate a “hysterical paroxysm” essentially, an orgasm, which supposedly restored the woman back to health.
Giving pelvic massages was a routine part of a doctor’s day, however, as the medical journals say, it was boring, exhausting and time consuming work. Hence the vibrator was invented and almost every western doctor had one in his office. Once the personal vibrator was invented, women could treat their hysteria in their own home and it ceased to be a medical condition.
Taking Ownership of Your Sexual Satisfaction: The Path to Empowerment
Taking ownership of your sexual satisfaction is one of the most empowering things you can do. There is nothing wrong with your body, or your sexual desires. Learn to release the shame that is holding you back with your body and sexuality. There are so many great resources, books, coaches and therapists out there that can help you do it and in turn transform all areas of your life. It is so ohhhhooooo yes, worth it.
Check out these websites and books to get you started.
Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life by Emily Nagoski Ph.D
Mama Gena’s School of Womanly Arts: Using the Power of Pleasure to Have Your Way with the World By Regena Thomashauer
Pussy: A Reclamation By Regena Thomashauer