From the G-spot to the less commonly known U-spot, sexpert Samantha Evans tells us all the different erogenous zones to help you achieve orgasm
Female sexual pleasure is often considered to be complex, with what seems to be a whole alphabet’s worth of erogenous zones. However, the female sex is not as confusing or mysterious as you may think. Sex is different for everyone and we all have our own little quirks and fetishes, but there are various ways to experiment differently sexually. Sex should be a pleasurable, fun activity and discovering new erogenous zones and ways of stimulation means that you can experience the best orgasm yet.
The clitoris is possibly the first answer someone would give when asked where to touch a woman to make her climax. While women with smaller clitorises that are located further away from the vagina are more likely to struggle in achieving an orgasm during penetration, 70% of women need clitoral stimulation in order to achieve an orgasm. The clitoris is enriched with around 8,000 nerves which is why, for many women, it is the epicentre of sexual pleasure. However, it is possible to overstimulate the clitoris and many women find that after achieving a clitoral orgasm they experience an increased sensitivity.
70% of women need clitoral stimulation in order to achieve an orgasm.
The term “GSpot” is slightly misleading, as it refers more to an area in the vagina rather than a spot. This sometimes elusive area varies in location from woman to woman, but is typically 12cm inside the vagina and has a walnutlike texture. It has been reported that 71% of women have achieved an orgasm through stimulation of the GSpot, which was first coined in the 1980s and named after German gynecologist Ernst Gräfenberg who discovered the erogenous zone in 1950. When a woman is aroused the GSpot will swell, much like the clitoris, and many women experience ejaculation from the stimulation of this erogenous zone.
Cervical and A-Spot pleasure
While the cervix and the ASpot are incredibly close together, they are separate erogenous zones that can be stimulated in different ways. Tantric sex focuses largely on the cervical orgasm, which is seen as a woman’s gateway to multiple orgasms. It is believed that when the penis and cervix meet, they enter a “Tantric Circle”, which is the fullest state of oneness and highest level of female pleasure. Cervical stimulation can produce multiple orgasms as, unlike the clitoris, it doesn’t get overstimulated and become too sensitive to touch.
Both Cervical and ASpot stimulation requires deep penetration as they are located at the very back of the vagina.
The ASpot is located just behind the cervix and is made up of the posterior fornix and anterior fornix. It is also referred to as the female prostate, and can produce strong orgasmic contractions. Both Cervical and ASpot stimulation requires deep penetration as they are located at the very back of the vagina. Using the cowgirl position (on top) can achieve this degree of deep penetration and allow you to experience clitoral stimulation at the same time.
The USpot is located near the urethra, and is also known as the Skene’s Gland. It is enriched with nerve endings, so much so that it can often lead to female ejaculation. When stimulated, it can feel as if you need to pee which some women enjoy. Stimulation is pleasurable as not only is it a sensitive and arousing area but it puts some pressure on the clitoris and labia as well.
Breasts are another goto area for sex play, and for many women stimulation of the breast tissue itself can be as equally as arousing as stimulation of the nipple and areola. It has been cited that a very small percentage of women have achieved orgasm through nipple stimulation alone. This is because stimulating the nipples releases oxytocin, the feelgood hormone in the body, which can then lead to an orgasm.
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Samantha Evans is co-founder and a features writer of Jo Divine, an online sex toy company. Having an extensive knowledge about sex toys, Samantha is a sexpert and enjoys creating informative articles about sexual health and pleasure. Sam is a former nurse and also writes regular features for several leading websites including So Feminine, The Independent online,Female First and Net Doctor. Samantha is always looking at ways in which both genders can increase their sexual pleasure as well as benefiting their sexual health and well being. Whatever your age, sex, medical condition or disability, she believes that it is always possible to find ways in which to continue enjoying sex, it just requires being more imaginative and adventurous. Follow Samantha on twitter@SamTalksSex