How Many Different Kinds of Female Orgasm?

by DoctorG on June 28, 2012

Another article on whether a vaginal orgasm is possible.  In a recent study in The Journal of Sexual Medicine (see abstract below), six scientists with different experimental evidence debated the existence of the vaginally activated orgasm (VAO).  They seemed to agree that there is substantial evidence that a vaginally activated orgasm is possible and yet their ultimate conclusion was only that, “The assumption that women may experience only the clitoral, external orgasm is not based on the best available scientific evidence.

The question of the nature of female orgasm continues to be of major interest to both the public and to scientist.  Despite the fact that many sexologists now accept at least clitoral, vaginal and “blended” orgasms, the scientific paradigm is still that there is only a clitoral orgasm. This study is more evidence that this paradigm needs to be changed.I still agree with Grafenberg that, “Innumerable erotogenic spots are distributed all over the body, from where sexual satisfaction can be elicited; these are so many that we can almost say that there is no part of the female body which does not give sexual response, the partner has only to find the erotogenic zones.” – Gary Schubach, Ed.D.

Female orgasm(s): one, two, several.

Source

Course of Endocrinology and Medical Sexology, Department of Experimental Medicine, University of L’Aquila, Italy. emmanuele.jannini@univaq.it

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

There is general agreement that it is possible to have an orgasm thru the direct simulation of the external clitoris. In contrast, the possibility of achieving climax during penetration has been controversial.

METHODS:

Six scientists with different experimental evidence debate the existence of the vaginally activated orgasm (VAO).

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE:

To give reader of The Journal of Sexual Medicine sufficient data to form her/his own opinion on an important topic of female sexuality.

RESULTS:

Expert #1, the Controversy’s section Editor, together with Expert #2, reviewed data from the literature demonstrating the anatomical possibility for the VAO. Expert #3 presents validating women’s reports of pleasurable sexual responses and adaptive significance of the VAO. Echographic dynamic evidence induced Expert # 4 to describe one single orgasm, obtained from stimulation of either the external or internal clitoris, during penetration. Expert #5 reviewed his elegant experiments showing the uniquely different sensory responses to clitoral, vaginal, and cervical stimulation. Finally, the last Expert presented findings on the psychological scenario behind VAO.

CONCLUSION:

The assumption that women may experience only the clitoral, external orgasm is not based on the best available scientific evidence.

© 2012 International Society for Sexual Medicine.

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