Today's questions are to-the-point and were asked by anonymous commenters.
1. The multiple orgasm myth - busted? true? Tips?
2. Any tips on how to arrive at orgasm at the same time?Since both questions deal with orgasm, I'll answer them in one post.
Now some of you wives may be asking yourself, "Multiple orgasm? Simultaneous orgasm? Good gracious, I'll settle for ONE Big O!" If you have difficulty reaching climax, then I suggest you pop right over to my post on If Only I Could O.
I also recommend posts from To Love, Honor and Vacuum (Sheila Gregoire) - The Pleasure Center, Intimacy in Marriage (Julie Sibert) - Your Orgasm is Your Responsibility, Mostly, and Generous Husband (Paul Byerly) - Orgasmic Massage. There are other great resources, but I recall these in particular.
If you currently have orgasms and want to increase the intensity even more, multiples and simultaneous orgasm certainly do that. In particular, having multiple orgasms is enjoyable and delights your husband, while achieving climax together can be a breathtaking, intimate moment for the two of you. But the question is HOW?
Lest you think such a thing is impossible, I have heard several orgasm statistics for which I cannot find a legitimate source. For instance, presumably the world record for the most number of orgasms in an hour is 134. This "stat" makes me wonder several things: How was this measured? Why would any woman want to do this? Was she still alive at the end? The longest orgasm is purported to be 22 hours. Again, Who? Why? What is wrong with people? And there is a couple who wrote a book suggesting that you can have a one-hour orgasm. Really? Is this necessary? Is it even wise? Who has the time?
Yet getting back to the real world where 2-4 orgasms per sexual experience are quite enough, thank you very much, and achieving a sexual high together would be a nice thing to do sometimes...here are some tips.
First of all, it isn't a myth. Quite a few women experience multiple orgasms in a single sexual encounter.
The easiest orgasm to achieve is purely clitoral -- meaning that your husband stimulates your clitoris to the point of intense pleasure and eventually that tension releases as a physical wave of spasms and a mental holy-shivers-that-feels-good recognition. You know you have had an orgasm when you feel your vagina squeeze and release and your eyes roll to the back of your head and fall onto your pillow. (You can pick them up and return them to your sockets later.) As you can see, I'm rather happy with God giving woman a clitoris, as it has no purpose whatsoever but to provide pleasure for the wife during sex. What a generous God we have!
But wives can also have a vaginal orgasm, which typically occurs with penetration. How can I describe that one? It feels less frenetic and deeper and may last longer. Some experts believe that the key factor for a vaginal orgasm is contact with the G-spot; I'm not sure that's a must. The clitoris is still involved in this orgasm, however, because it receives indirect pressure through thrusting.
Given that not all orgasms are the same, not all mutiple orgasms feel the same either. You may have more than one clitoral, a clitoral and a vaginal, more than one vaginal, or whatever. And they will feel different. In fact, clitoral orgasms range as well in their intensity, contractions, feeling of sparks or waves, etc. Which is awesome, ladies! We wives can exerience a variety of orgasmic experiences; meanwhile, husbands report that their climaxes are fabulous but pretty straightforward.
As to HOW TO, here are my tips:
Slow, fast, climax, slow, fast, climax, etc. This is particularly true with clitoral orgasms. You can make it a loop. Typically, wives wants husbands to go slow for a while and then quicken the pace and increase the pressure. Once a wife has reached the pinnacle of pleasure and achieved orgasm, hubby needs to back down on the pace and pressure. He doesn't need to start over, but since the wife has fallen down the hump in excitement level, she needs to be built up again to reach climax.
Think of it like a roller coaster. The ride inches slowly up to that first peak and then you go careening down the hill with a huge grin and a scream, and then the next hill comes. You have to get up that hill again, and you lose a little speed doing so. But then when you go down that second hill, you're screaming again (Yippee! This is fun). It's slow, fast, slow, fast -- or, if you prefer, up, down, up, down.
|See, doesn't that look fun?!|
Clitoral stimulation, then vaginal. Even though a wife can have more than one vaginal orgasm, the clitoral is easier for most women to get to. So I suggest focusing on getting there first, and then having the husband enter. To get that second (or ninth, whatever your goal) orgasm, you can do a few things:
- Play with sexual positioning. I'm not talking about some contortionist act -- just tilt your hips, raise your legs, try woman-on-top, use the edge of the bed get into an angle that arouses you more or provides deeper penetration, etc.
- Have him stimulate other areas of your body. If your breasts are erogenous zones or having him kiss your neck makes you go crazy, add that extra attention to see if that gets you over the brink.
- Continue to stimulate the clitoris while hubby is inside. He can do this with his fingers or, if you are comfortable, you can do it yourself. In fact, most husbands are highly aroused to watch their wives touch themselves. However, you and hubby may wish for him to take charge of this as well. Whatever works for you.
If at first you don't succeed... Seriously, don't sweat this. Sex can be very enjoyable for a woman without an orgasm (a brownie). Sex with an orgasm is even better (dollop of ice cream). Sex with multiple orgasms is unnecessary, but rather nice (chocolate sauce). Believe me, if you don't have Hershey's syrup in your cabinet and offer me a brownie and ice cream, I'm still eating and enjoying every bite. You can enjoy it too.
|I know, I know. What's with me & brownies?|
If you don't get wave after wave of awesome orgasm on your first (or fifth) try, keep making love! Try something a little different. Communicate. Experiment. Have fun with it. Ultimately, the best way to know what turns you on the most is not for me to draw a diagram or write an instruction manual, but for you and your husband to explore one another's bodies and sexual responses.
Timing. It's ALL about mastering the timing. If you can each reach climax, then you simply have to figure out who needs to hold off until the other spouse gets there. One spouse must come very close and then have patience while the other spouse gets very close, and then knock yourselves out. The ideal simultaneous orgasm is with penetration. It may be easier for some women to have a clitoral orgasm beforehand and then have their husband enter and bring them to climax again. Unlike the guys, we gals can handle a twofer and the first orgasm may in fact help get a wife to a sexual plateau where it isn't that hard to shoot her up again into orgasmic pleasure.
Indeed, once you both get very close, one of you having an orgasm will likely help the other get there. That's because the spasms of a wife's orgasm provide pressure on her husband's penis to bring about ejaculation; while the husband's ejaculation will likely cause him to thrust deeper, thus contacting sensitive spots inside a woman that may respond with orgasm.
Luck. You can do some planning with this, but it's my opinion that there is a bit of luck with simulteanous orgasm. Getting the two of you to climax together is a bit like trying to get two runners to cross the finish line at the exact same moment. You can do your best to match another's stride, but breaking that finish line tape together would be difficult to achieve consistently. So take it when it happens, but as a friend of mine said, "This isn't synchronized swimming."
|Marital intimacy is NOT synchronized swimming.|
Experience. Couples are better able to climax together when they are older and have been together longer. This is because is it relatively difficult for a young man to postpone climax while an older man can often control his climax better. Additionally, over time married, sexually active couples learn to gauge one another's physical responses and adjust accordingly. At this point in my marriage, no one has to say, "I'm almost there," because the other spouse can tell; we've just been there enough to know. Thus, simultaneous orgasm is actually easier to achieve with age and time together. That doesn't mean the youngins can't get it, but it does mean that if you haven't experienced it yet, you may in the future.
HAVE FUN TRYING
I think most women can achieve mutiple and simultaneous orgasms at some point in their marriage. However, from a biblical perspective, my experience, and talking with other wives who have had multiples and simultaneous orgasm, the most enjoyable sex comes not from meeting such goals but from having physical, emotional, and spiritual intimacy in the bedroom. Seeking these goals in turn helps you reach the physical ones. Feeling comfortable and confident sexually with your husband, being able to explore and communicate with one another during sex, and each having the attitude of pleasuring the other will go a long way toward experiencing multiples and simultaneous orgasm.
So learn about your body, take these tips, and apply them. But focus on one another. Take your time. Make these goals something fun to go for, but not the be-all-end-all. Remember that if it was about just multiple orgasms, you could get that with your hand or a toy. Ultimately, sex is about connecting with your spouse.