Psst—you over there. Guess what? We're going to talk about orgasms. Specifically, the female orgasm. Orgasms are just as important to a woman's health as using dental floss.
Vaginal orgasm 'doesn't exist', researchers argue
10 Female Orgasm Facts - Surprising Facts about Women's Orgasms
Clue is on a mission to help you understand your body, periods, ovulation, and so much more. Start tracking today. Historically, in Western countries, female orgasms have been highly scrutinized. Orgasms were sometimes seen as unhealthy or wrong. And orgasms that are achieved through stimulation that is not heterosexual vaginal intercourse have been considered unacceptable by researchers and doctors 1,2. The viewpoint that some orgasms were superior to others has been supported by healthcare professionals. Sigmund Freud popularized the idea that mature women experience vaginal orgasm while immature women enjoyed clitoral stimulation
How do women really know if they are having an orgasm?
But when? And how? Since Aristotle, researchers have looked for the biological and functional purposes of the female orgasm. Men need to have an orgasm to release sperm, but women do not need to orgasm to ovulate or become pregnant.
The female orgasm is a series of pleasurable physical sensations and feelings which occurs following, and represents the peak in, sexual stimulation. Orgasm in females is a complex multidimensional phenomenon involving both physical and emotional components. However, not a lot of research has been conducted about the female orgasm and the physical and emotional changes which accompany it are not properly understood. Many authors have attempted to define the female orgasm but as yet there is no universally accepted definition, and those which do exist tend to disagree on the about the relative importance of physical and emotional components of the female orgasm. For the most part, existing definitions fail to integrate the physical and emotional dimensions of orgasm into a single definition.