- The most common way of achieving orgasm in women is by the stimulation of clitoris
- Women can get an orgasm during vaginal intercourse, oral sex (cunnilingus), masturbation, or other types of non-penetrative sex
- Female orgasm may also be achieved by stimulation of the nipples, uterus, or other erotic zones
- At times psychological arousal may be sufficient to lead to an orgasm, for e.g. during dreaming (which may result in a nocturnal emission)
- Stimulation of an internal structure called Skene's gland plays an important part in female orgasm. In common use, this area is referred to as G-spot
"Anal orgasm" is orgasm acheived during anal stimulation, such as during anal sex, or by inserting a finger or a sex toy. Both men and women can acheive anal orgasm. Hence, anal-oral contact can still be pleasurable without stimulation of the clitoris.
Breast and nipple stimulation
A "breast orgasm" is a female orgasm that is triggered by the stimulation of a woman's breast , even the individual's nipples are stimulated and become erect.
Medical aspects of orgasm
- Orgasm in women lasts much longer than in men
- It is preceded by stiffening of the clitoris and moistening of the vaginal opening
- Just at the point of orgasm, the outer part of the vagina tightens and narrows while overall the vagina lengthens and dilates and also becomes engorged
- This is followed by muscular contractions in the uterus
- During a full orgasm, a woman's uterus, vagina, anus, and pelvic muscles go through a series of rhythmic contractions
At times women can have a second orgasm soon after the first one without experiencing a refractory period. Many women find the subsequent climaxes to be stronger or more pleasurable than the initial one. In some women, the clitoris and nipples are very sensitive after climax, because of which further stimulation maybe painful.