The Different Types of Orgasms and How You Can Achieve Them

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What is an Orgasm?

During sexual arousal, blood flow increases to the genitals and your muscles tense throughout your body. The orgasm then reverses this process through a series of rhythmic contractions. During an orgasm, endorphins are released into the bloodstream and these chemicals have multiple effects on the body. But enough of the non-sexy science talk, an orgasm is what usually happens when you reach the height of sexual arousal and it usually feels really good.
So, did you know there are at least 12 different ways you can climax? Me either!! If you are also curious about the multiple ways you can get off, keep reading to find out what they are.
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Clitoral Orgasm

This is the most common and achievable type of orgasm, and can be achieved by stimulating the clitoris directly usually in a back and forth or circular motion. There are over a million nerve endings in the Clitoris and even touching the labia surrounding the clitoris can prompt an increase in blood flow to the area, making the clitoris engorged and in need of orgasmic release. Oral sex is another great way to reach climax, you can also try sex toys as many are designed with the clitoral orgasm in mind.
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G-spot Orgasm

Stimulating the G-spot is another way to achieve an orgasm through penetrative sex. Located in the front wall of your vagina, about halfway between your vaginal opening and cervix. Some researchers argue it's a sex organ, while others believe it's part of the clitoris' network of nerve endings.
Insert a finger into your vagina and press forward (as if you’re summoning someone to come over). You should detect a slightly bumpy or ridged area. For some women, it feels spongy. Touching this spot with fingers, a penis, or a sex toy can all lead to a G-spot orgasm and can feel much deeper and more intense compared to other orgasms.
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Vaginal Orgasm

An orgasm from penetrative vaginal sex that doesn't intentionally stimulate the clitoris and G-spot is considered a vaginal orgasm. Besides the clitoris, the vagina has additional erogenous zones. This area can trigger a deep vaginal orgasm when touched the right way. Some people may also orgasm from touching the cervix, itself.
If you have trouble climaxing via vaginal penetration, try different positions that help you hit the right zones. Some research found by angling the hips and having shallow penetration just inside the vagina is a good way to reach Vaginal orgasm.
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Anal Orgasm

Anal sex or anal play can also help people with a vagina reach climax by indirectly stimulating nearby erogenous regions. This is because the anus and rectum are so close to the vagina and clitoris.
To experience an anal orgasm, stimulate the anus with fingers or a toy. Before penetration, apply lots of lube to make the experience comfortable, and have your partner enter you slowly. From there, it comes down to communicating what feels good and finding the right rhythm and sensations to hit an orgasm.
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Nipple Orgasm

Your breasts and nipples are major erogenous zones. The nipples especially react to touch since they're loaded with nerve endings and sensitive skin. Some people find that having their nipples caressed and kissed can result in a powerful orgasm. Try licking, sucking, and caressing the nipples in a circular motion to increase blood flow. With the right touch, you may eventually climax.
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Blended Orgasm

A blended orgasm is a climax that happens when more than one erogenous zone is being stimulated at the same time. Think G-spot penetration along with clitoral touching, but it could also come from vaginal penetration along with clitoral, nipple, or anal stimulation — or all of these simultaneously.
The more stimulation there is, the more blood flow will result, and the bigger the orgasm will be, to achieve this consider try the “woman on top” position. Your hands, and your partner's, will be free to touch your clitoris, breasts, or butt during penetration. Or, bring a vibrator into the bedroom.
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Multiple Orgasms

Unlike penis owners, people with a vagina can experience multiple orgasms because they don't require as much downtime between an orgasm and arousal. To experience multiple orgasms, try contracting your pelvic muscles on your own (by squeezing and releasing). This keeps blood flow high, which increases sensitivity and makes a second orgasm easier to reach.
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Squirting Orgasm

During an orgasm, some people can release a gush of clear fluid, aka squirting. G-spot stimulation typically leads to squirting, but caressing and teasing the area surrounding the urethra can also result in a squirting climax.
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Reaching climax during an intense workout may sound unlikely, but workout-induced orgasms, or coregasms, are real. A coregasm will begin somewhere around your abdominals, and can happen during or shortly after exercise. One of the ways to induce an orgasm is to super-squeeze your pelvic floor, If someone has very well-developed pelvic floor muscles and really start to contract them during exercises, an orgasm is possible.
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Similar to the "wet dreams" penis owners may experience, it is possible for people with a vagina to orgasm during their sleep. Sleep orgasms, likely start with an erotic dream. This can lead to increased blood flow to the genitals and lubrication, making your body orgasm while you're snoozing. In your sleep, your mind can freely explore your sexual fantasies without feeling rushed or judged. This can turn you on so much you can end up orgasming. You may even end up waking yourself up!
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U-spot Orgasm

The urethra isn't just for peeing, girls! It is surrounded by some of the hidden parts of the clitoris that are internal, rather than external like the head. When your urethra is stimulated, blood rushes to the erectile tissue that surrounds the opening, and this can result in ejaculation or 'squirting'. (make sure you have a towel handy)
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Expanded Sexual Response

The definition of this rare phenomenon is quite a complex one. Women who experience Expanded Sexual Response (ESR) are able to have multiple, prolonged, intense orgasms. (totally jealous)
It is thought to be caused by activating the pudental, pelvic, hypogastric and vagus nerves simultaneously.
Women who have experienced ESR have reported seeing flashes of light and colour during orgasm, having out-of-body experiences, and even feeling as though an earthquake is occurring!
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The Big O note:

The above orgasm explanations are great starting points, but sex doesn’t have a manual, and sex does not require an orgasm to make it great. Bodies are different, pleasure is different and orgasms are different. The route it takes to get there is all about experimenting, communicating, and trying again. Allow yourself to soak in the sensations of the pleasure in the moment without placing any unrealistic expectations on yourself or your sexual partner.