The clitoral orgasm is the most common. Vaginal orgasm means that a woman can reach orgasm without clitoral stimulation. Most often this is through vaginal penetration.
If you took sex ed at school, you probably learned all about pregnancy and STIsbut there's a pretty good chance that your teacher never once uttered the word "orgasm. So let's actually talk about orgasms for a sec. An orgasm is what happens when a person reaches the height of sexual excitement.
But they exist, and with a little awareness and attention, you can get the Os you deserve, from the fireworks-on-display kind to the calm oh-my-gods. When you find yourself missing out on the Big O, there are three likely culprits: expectations, communication, and method. And alongside all of that, experimenting is required.
We respect your privacy. The female orgasm continues to be the subject of intense scientific interest. Doctors puzzle over the different means by which women can achieve orgasm, and the things that can prevent orgasm in women.
But variety really is the spice of life. You wouldn't eat the same three meals every day, nor would you wear the same outfit over and over. Sherry RossMD.
Psst—you over there. Guess what? We're going to talk about orgasms. Specifically, the female orgasm.
Historically, in Western countries, female orgasms have been highly scrutinized. Orgasms were sometimes seen as unhealthy or wrong. And orgasms that are achieved through stimulation that is not heterosexual vaginal intercourse have been considered unacceptable by researchers and doctors 1,2.
Skip navigation! Sex is one of the basic pleasures of life, but the orgasm is anything but simple — especially for people with vaginas. The complexity begins with your anatomy. While you probably know that generally, your journey to orgasm starts with vaginal or clitoral stimulationyou might not realize that there's still debate among researchers about the exact anatomy of the clitoris.