The month of July is coming to a close…but not before the Big ‘O’. That’s right everyone, it’s National Orgasm Day! Every year, on July 31st, we celebrate and educate all about the wonders of the elusive orgasm. In 2022 – we have come so far in the discoveries and advances in sexual health, wellness, technology, and our bodies that the orgasm discussion has shifted. In previous years, the conversations around orgasms were much more concealed. Folks were a little shyer about their abilities to orgasm due to the unrealistic expectations of what orgasms were supposed to look and feel like – presented in media. Not only this, but sex was also much more centered around the pleasure and orgasm/satisfaction of the penis owner or man. Today, we have seen such a massive shift to the idea that 1) sex isn’t just about orgasm being the main or end goal & 2) each orgasm is unique and looks and feels different for each individual.
Did you know that there are over 20 different orgasms that vulva owners and penis owners can experience? That’s a lot of orgasms! Let’s identify some:
Source: Women’s Health
- Clitoral – The clitoris is a small, nerve-dense structure seated at the top of the vaginal opening, and serves no function other than to provide sexual pleasure.
- G-Spot – “The G spot is a hypothesized highly erogenous area on the anterior (or front) vaginal wall of the urethral sponge that can be stimulated during sexual activity,” Loanzon says. “It is the female equivalent to the prostate.”
- C-Spot – The C-spot is your cervix, and involves nerve endings located in the cervix and around the uterus.
- Squirting/Ejaculation – Did you know that female ejaculation, or squirting, is technically a completely separate process from orgasm? “You can squirt without orgasming, and orgasm without squirting,” Marin says.
- Ejaculatory – This is the most common type of orgasm that men experience during sex when experiencing penile stimulation, getting a blow job, or indulging in solo masturbation.
- Non-Ejaculatory/Retrograde – Retrograde ejaculation or dry orgasm occurs when the muscle or sphincter near the neck of your bladder fails to contract, which means you don’t release the semen through your urethra, instead, it goes to the bladder.
- Prostate – Did you know that men have a “G-spot” just like women do? This male G-spot is called the prostate gland, also popular as the P-spot.
- Blended – A blended orgasm, also known as the whole-body orgasm, occurs when you reach your climax from several different body parts being stimulation at once.
Source: Women’s Health
- Nipple – “When the nipples are stimulated, oxytocin is released, which causes the same uterine and vaginal contractions associated with orgasm,” says ob-gyn Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom.
- Blended – “Blended orgasms are combining clitoral stimulation with some kind of other stimulation, and that can actually be a great way—once you’ve mastered the clitoral orgasm—to figure out what other parts of your body feel like,” Marin says.
- Coregasm – A coregasm is “when you work out and you have orgasms” just from the physical activity, Marin says
- Skin/Frission – A skin orgasm is also called “frisson,” like the tingle that runs through your limbs when you hear a particularly affecting song. Maybe you get goosebumps, maybe your hair stands up, or maybe you get a little shiver.
- Sleep – “People of all genders can have orgasms in their sleep. Orgasm happens in the brain, and the brain is quite active at night,” Marin tells Women’s Health.
- Breath – “Sex is often pigeon-holed into a physical act involving the genitals, but the reality is that the hottest sex happens between our ears—and is often enhanced by how we use our breath and lungs,” O’Reilly says.
- Fantasy – “So powerful is the mind’s hold over our sexuality that some people can actually ‘think’ themselves off,” says O’Reilly.
With all of those awesome ways to orgasm, what are some ways to enhance them or keep them coming? Sliquid has awesome products we are excited to share with you!
This awesome aloe-based stimulating lube goes on cool and warms with friction! Not only does this lubricant provide a lot with just a little, but it’s also formulated, with quality ingredients, with your body in mind! This is one of my favorite lubricants to use to provide my vulva with additional lubrication and a change of sensation during a marathon session! If you’re more of a silicone type of pal, check out Sliquid Spark which is another great stimulating silicone lubricant just like the aloe-based one.
This really small but mighty product is one of my favorites from Sliquid! The O Gel is clitoral stimulation lubricating gel that is made with natural ingredients to help with arousal and stimulation to keep you going. I have personally used this product solo and with partners and it has been a fun addition to take my orgasms to the next level! Also, the scent is really relaxing and definitely adds to the experience.
This Sliquid product is for our penis owners! BodyWorx Rock is another small but mighty product that is a topical spray meant to help you last longer. It comes in a compact and convenient spray formula that shows immediate results. This spray is a desensitizer so make sure to use it responsibly and safely; meaning: do not use it repeatedly for an extended period of time and make sure to wash it off of the skin in between uses!
Orgasms are genuinely like snowflakes, each one is an individual & one-of-a-kind experience. You can never have the same orgasm twice, but you can always have an explosive sexual experience that heightens and spices up the way you achieve that Big ‘O’. After reading this article, how many types of orgasms have you experienced? What type of orgasms are you curious about and might want to try? Remember to be gentle with yourselves and that the key to a great sexual experience, whether solo or with a partner, is communicating and being upfront about what it is you like, need, and desire and getting that ever-so-important consent! Happy Orgasming! #HeauxResponsibly