12 types of female orgasm you can try
There are few days when it’s not a good idea to have an orgasm.
Orgasms are great. They release stress, they feel glorious, and they bring you closer to your partner. But if there’s any day when it’s a brilliant day to have an orgasm, it’s today, 31 July, also known as National Orgasm Day.
You’ve probably already got your getting off routine down to a tee (up a little, curved finger, yep, keep going, keep going), so why not take today to try something new?
We’re not just talking doing it on the other side of the bed.
There are apparently 12 different types of female orgasm that are within the realms of possibility. Take a look at the list, take your pick, and challenge yourself.
1. Clitoral orgasm
The most common type of orgasm and the one that’s easiest to achieve… and yet too many women are putting up with minimal clitoral stimulation during sex as their partners prefer to thrust away. Try oral focusing on gently licking and sucking the clit (we’ve got a handy guide to some ideas on what to do), and during sex use manual stimulation or a sex toy to keep the clitoris involved.
2. G-spot orgasm
Less common, but well known.
The expertise on this is pretty divided, as some experts insist the G-spot isn’t real, while other people claim to have had mindblowing orgasms purely from G-spot stimulation.
It’s easy to check if you get anything from G-spot touching. You’ll find it about two inches inside the vagina, on the front wall (not the back wall closest to your anus). Try massaging it with your finger in a come hither motion. If it feels amazing, congrats, you’ve found your G-spot.
If it feels meh, that’s fine too – there are plenty of other ways to get off.
3. Anal orgasm
Yep, that’s when you orgasm only through anal sex. It’s another controversial type of orgasm that not everyone accepts is ‘real’, but the anal walls are rich in nerve endings so anal can definitely feel pleasurable. Plus there’s the emotional side of things – the intimacy, the care taken to make sure you’re comfortable – that can increase pleasure.
Go slow and gradual, starting with a finger and working your way up rather than going straight to putting a penis in your bum, and use plenty of lube. If it hurts, stop. If you’re not enjoying it, stop. You don’t have to do anal sex if you’re not into it.
4. Blended orgasms
Simple: A blended orgasm is when multiple areas of your body are being touched at the same time, so you can’t pinpoint whether just one sensation brought you to climax or if it was a combination. You’ll need a partner that’s got good hand-eye coordination for this and the ability to multi-task, or you can get involved, dividing up areas of focus such as nipples, clitoris, and G-spot between yourselves.
5. Multiple orgasms
As LoveHoney’s sex and relationship expert Audrey Andrews explains, multiple orgasms can be ‘either sequential (when you orgasm, rest, and then orgasm again) or serial (one orgasm after another with no rest in between).’ Audrey advises trying a sequential style first: Orgasm, then take a minute to rest and enjoy the extra oxytocin (known as the love hormone, it is secreted during sex) flooding your brain. Then go back for round two!’
That’s when you orgasm in your sleep. It can happen thanks to a particularly vivid dream or just feeling deeply relaxed, and it can wake you up. A sleepgasm doesn’t mean a partner should attempt sex with you while you’re asleep, as you’re unable to give consent. Sleepgasms aren’t really something you can try, but that just happen on their own. You can try reading some sexy stuff or watching porn before bed to get you in the mood.