Lately, the orgasms experienced by people with vaginas have become a popular topic of discussion within feminism. But unfortunately, feminist dialogues too often focus on debunking a few select myths while ignoring or even perpetuating others. No doubt, articles like these are trying to give women confidence and help them enjoy their bodies.
From the existence of the G-spot to the origin of multiple orgasms, female sexuality once mystified scientists. But as Linda Geddes discovers, radical experiments are finally revealing some answers. On my washing machine, there is a lock.
Skip to: Main Navigation Main Content. A quest to experience 'vaginal orgasms' can cause women needless anxiety, sex therapists say. But does the vaginal orgasm really exist anyway?
Skip navigation! Story from Wellness. The A-spot is a part of female pleasure that we barely ever discuss, but it deserves its day in the sun.
Image by Nabi Tang via Stocksy. Like most bad ideas, the theory of a vaginal orgasm began with one man and zero research. The man was Sigmund Freud and the thing he refused to study was the clitoris.
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.
At the dawn of my first serious relationship with a man, I was kind of sexually ambitious. What do you want to do? At first, we tried lots of things the Internet told us to do. The awkward, overly complex Coital Alignment Technique.
The female orgasm is fraught with myths, and perhaps the biggest one is the myth of the vaginal orgasm. The myth is not that orgasms elicited through internal stimulation exist — they do — but rather that a penetration is a reliable route to orgasm for most women and b if you have a vaginal orgasm, it will be the best orgasm of your life. I now know firsthand that both these ideas are false.
It's a debate that's been running since at least the days of Sigmund Freud: Can women climax from vaginal stimulation alone? And is there any difference between so-called clitoral and vaginal orgasms? Now, a new series of essays lays out the evidence that vaginal and clitoral orgasms are, in fact, separate phenomena, activating different areas of the brain and perhaps revealing key psychological differences between women.