A Review Of Female Sexuality, Orgasm and Ejaculation  


A Review Of Women's Sexuality and
The Achievement Of Orgasm & Female Ejaculation


We are a husband and wife team of sexual therapists, and we aim to remove some of the mystery that both men and women may feel when looking at the female body. Even today, when sexualized images of woman are all around us in society, there is a shortage of high quality information available, especially around female orgasm and female sexual pleasure, particularly for men who wish to know how to please a woman in bed and bring her to orgasm easily.

 If you're a woman who has doubts about her own body, read on, and be reassured that whatever your genitals look like, they are normal, and capable of giving you great pleasure; and, if you're a man, who perhaps needs to know more about female sexuality, we hope you find the information interesting. of course, this website is not just about the physical aspects of sex - it is about the emotional and relationship aspects as well. For example, many woman are looking for advice on how to make a man fall in love with them! Well, maybe we can tell them! Whatever you want to know, feel free to email us with questions or queries.


Just why do so few women reach orgasm during intercourse?

Few men know how to make a woman squirt, and the reason why might be revealed in a piece of research conducted by Kim Wallen, professor of behavioral neuroendocrinology at Emory University. Prof Wallen has investigated the structure and physiology of the vagina and clitoris in women who reach orgasm during sex as well as those who do not.

To be exact, he's investigated the correlation between orgasm during intercourse and the distance between a woman's clitoris and her vaginal opening.

For those women who have pondered ruefully on their failure to achieve orgasm during intercourse, and wondered if they might just be "built differently" to other women who appear to be more successful at achieving orgasm, this may come as a reassuring piece of information.

On the other hand, it may just add to your frustration if you find that you fall into one of the groups of women for whom there appears to be a real, practical reason for a lack of orgasm during intercourse!

You may or may not be surprised to learn that the closer a woman's clitoris is to her vagina, the more easily she's going to reach orgasm during intercourse -- and that means stimulation from penetration alone without any additional stimulation from fingers, tongue or toys.

The easy rule of thumb turns out to be that if a woman's vagina is less than 2.5 cm from her clitoris, she is likely to experience orgasms during sex quite reliably.

Unfortunately, for what must be the bulk of women, judging by the statistics about how few women achieve orgasm during intercourse, if a woman's clitoris is located more than 2.5 cm from her vagina, then she is not likely to experience orgasms during intercourse.

Interestingly enough, although you would have thought that this would have been extensively researched in recent times, this has not been investigated since 1920, when the first piece of research on female orgasmic response (or the lack thereof) was conducted.

Marie Bonaparte was a French psychoanalyst and friend of Freud who investigated this very question because of the number of women that she saw who complained about not being able to reach orgasm during intercourse. She published her observations in 1924, and, reanalyzed by Wallen, they demonstrated a strong correlation with the results of his own research.

One thing that makes me feel there may be something in this work is that Wallen has indicated that he thinks only about 7% of women reach orgasm during intercourse alone: this very low figure is much more in line with everything that I've learnt about women's sexual responses in the 10 years that I've been working in the field.

Over that time, I've seen many reports which suggested that up to 50% of women reach orgasm during intercourse, and I've never believed any of them. I actually think the proportion of women who achieve orgasm during intercourse from penile thrusting alone is between 5% and 10% -- which is exactly in line with Wallen's conclusions.

Now, of course, this doesn't mean that any women who have a large gap between the clitoris and vagina should be discouraged about the possibility of getting satisfaction during sexual intercourse.

There are various positions which you can adopt to help this process: most well-known of these is the coital alignment technique or CAT.

In any event, the ability to have orgasms with "no hands / penis only" thrusting is not any guarantee of a happy sex life, because in some ways penile-vaginal sex can be disconnected and remote: there are much more intimate activities for a couple to share, including oral sex, cuddling, mutual masturbation, and intercourse after the man has brought the women to orgasm through oral sex or massaging and caressing her both internally and externally.

 What all this probably means is that couples need to be more imaginative and inventive in how they approach sex, especially when dealing with a woman's difficulty reaching orgasm during intercourse.

Mysteries of the female orgasm

There are some extraordinary mysteries about the female orgasm (and, for that matter, the male orgasm too).

The fact that the neurophysiology of the orgasm is a mystery is demonstrated by the fact that nobody as yet has really explained how some individuals with complete spinal-cord severance manage to have orgasms, or why the phenomenon of "orgasmic aura" can take hold of a person with epilepsy just before a seizure: apparently the sensations of the orgasmic aura is so pleasant that some epilepsy patients refuse treatment so they don't lose the pleasure of these pseudo-orgasms.

Work is being done to uncover the neurophysiology of the orgasm includes looking beyond the genitals to the structure of the central nervous system and the brain, and in particular how different regions of the nervous system interact during orgasm by tracing nerve pathways to find areas of the brain that might be linked to orgasm.

By using magnetic resonance imaging scans during sexual activity, scientists are beginning to understand how the brain works and how the nerve pathways actually produce the sensations of orgasm. They've conducted this work using willing volunteers, who are happy to reach orgasm either individually or together whilst having their brains scanned.

Barry R. Komisaruk, psychology professor at Rutgers University, says that while there is a huge amount we don't know about orgasms, science is now on the verge of discovering some important information and understanding how it can be used in practical terms to help people with orgasmic difficulties. This would include people with multiple sclerosis, cancer, Parkinson's disease, diabetes, and even depression.

One of the more interesting things about orgasmic pleasure is that we're not talking about how many people are missing out on it, even though we're all brought up in a culture where sex and the achievement of orgasmic ecstasy seem to be incredibly important. While it may be well known that many people can't reach orgasm because they're on antidepressant drugs, what's not so well known is that possibly around 30 or 40% of men and women in the United States have some degree of sexual dysfunction.

Because it's never been easy to discuss sexuality, let alone study it (and there's no field of sexuality for which that statement is more true than the study of the orgasm), it's actually rather difficult to study orgasms scientifically, especially in the incredibly sexually inhibited United States.

One of the chief difficulties in this field is that an orgasm is actually quite difficult to define. We all know what one feels like, but scientists are a little less confident in being able to explain how it actually works in terms of the nervous system.

We do know that there are three main nerve pathways associated with stimulating the genitals: the pelvic, pudendal and hypogastric nerves. Signals are sent along these nerves and enter the spinal column before being passed to the brain regions that respond to sensations coming from the genitals.

After processing, signals are sent back down the spinal column to the genitals with instructions to lubricate the vagina, start an erection in a man, produce engorgement of the genitals, increase the heart rate, contract the muscles of the pelvic region so that orgasm is achieved ... and all the while, make it feel very good to the person concerned.

So it would appear on the face of it that having a severed spinal-cord would rule out all possibility of orgasmic activity, and yet there's plenty of evidence that this is not the case.

For example, Dr. Marca Sipski-Alexander, had work published in 2001 and some years later in which he reported that about half of men and women with varying degrees of spinal-cord injury could obtain orgasms when stimulated appropriately in both the mind and body.

This seems to demonstrate that the normal genital to spinal column to brain pathways are not the only ones that can produce an orgasm.

One explanation for this is that a touch which is not perceived by the brain can still produce an orgasm; this would only be true of course if orgasm was a reflex, albeit one which was optionally under conscious control. In other words, maybe all need to produce an orgasm is some connection between pelvic stimulation and the spinal-cord.

Even if this were true, we all know that an orgasm is much more than just pelvic contractions and muscles spasms around the genitals. An orgasm actually makes feel good, so we have to explain how the brains of spinal-cord injured people could sense orgasmic pleasure ...

...well, Professor Komisaruk and retired Rutgers University Professor Beverly Whipple, who was one of the discoveries of the G spot, suggest that orgasm isn't just a reflex. They think there is an orgasmic pathway that bypasses the spine and which can produce an orgasm: it's the vagus nerve network, which wonders throughout the entire body, starting at the base of the brain and going down the neck (but not through the spinal-cord column), while stretching out into every major organ system in the body including the uterus and cervix.

This may provide an explanation of how people with spinal column damage can still reach orgasm.

In 2004 Komisaruk and Whipple stimulated the cervixes of women whose spinal columns were completely severed, using MRI scanning to measure how their brains responded to the touch.

All the women reported feeling the stimulation inside their cervix, and obviously since the brain lit up with activity when the stimulation was applied, nerve impulses from the stimulation were actually reaching the brain. Interestingly three of the volunteers had an orgasm.

Orgasms elicit strong electoral activity in the nucleus accumbens, which is effectively the reward centre of the brain, responding to stimulate such as nicotine, chocolate and drugs; there's also activity during orgasm in the cerebellum, which coordinates muscle activity; and also in parts of the hypothalamus, a gland which releases oxytocin, a hormone known to be released after a woman has reached orgasm which elicits a bonding urge and a sense of intimate trust with a partner.

It's also fascinating to note that some areas of the neocortex that respond to pain also "fire up" during orgasm, an observation that might explain the fact that people often look like they're in pain when they're coming.

Other areas of the brain which are clearly involved with orgasm include the amygdala, the emotional centre of the brain, and the hippocampus, which deals with memory. Activity in these regions is associated with the experience orgasmic pleasure during epileptic seizures.

Interestingly enough, some areas of the brain need to be inactive during orgasm: including a region behind the left eyeball - the lateral orbitofrontal cortex - which has a role in controlling sexuality and antisocial and impulsive tendencies.

Since an orgasm is generally associated with loss of control, you might expect the regions of the brain associated with the control of sex and impulsive behavior to shut down during sexual arousal, and this is indeed the case. In fact there is an association between the degree to which these parts of the brain shut down and how aroused a woman actually is.

And this might even be one of the reasons why people find auto-asphyxiation during sexual activity arousing -- because depriving the brain of blood can decrease the activity of those parts which would normally inhibit sexual activity.

Most improbably, Komisaruk is trying to apply this new knowledge about how the brain works during sexual activity and orgasm to people who have difficulty reaching orgasm. By using a kind of biofeedback he has tried to train them to control the activity within their brain, thereby hopefully giving them increased chances of reaching orgasm.

For example, in some women who have difficulty reaching orgasm, he is trying to help them increase activity in the part of the brain associated with orgasm. However, at the moment this all remains rather uncertain and unproven. It's a case of watch this space!

The clitoris, vagina, vulva and cervix

Because a woman's sexual organs are for the most part located inside the body, both men and women seem to have less clarity and understanding about their appearance and function. Certainly as far as the G-Spot is concerned this is true, because some people still doubt that it even exists, while others maintain that it is essential to full female sexual satisfaction.

So let's start by reviewing the structure and anatomy of the female genitals. Some of this material is directed specifically to women who wish to explore their own sexuality, although it will always be clear where this is the case.

clitoris structureThe bits that you can see from the outside are collectively called the vulva. (See the illustration to the left. This is a photo of a vulva with the hair removed.). There's the mons pubis, not visible on the picture, which is the area of tissue covered in pubic hair above the top of the genitals.

It's a pad of fatty tissue which helps to absorb some of the pressure during sexual thrusting, as the man's body impacts on the woman's body as they make love. Just down from the mons pubis there are two obvious folds of skin which surround the opening of the vagina and the urethra (that's the hole through which a woman urinates, or in common language, pees).

The outer skin folds are called the labia majora, or outer labia, and are covered with pubic hair. They are made up of fatty tissue, and contain sweat and oil glands which are responsible for both keeping the area moist and producing a woman's particular personal scent -- which, incidentally, is sexually arousing to men. 

As you may know, the same tissue in the developing baby gives rise to the scrotum in the male baby, and the labia majora in the female baby. That's why men and women respectively find stimulation of the scrotum and the labia majora sexually arousing. Inside the labia majora are the labia minora, or the inner labia, which are often smaller, and always thinner, than the labia majora.

However, some women have labia minora which project a long way beyond the labia majora, and they may find this embarrassing or uncomfortable if their labia rub, for example, on their underwear. However, it's important to say that no matter how a woman may feel about the appearance of her labia, any sexual partners will usually find them delightful and highly attractive.

Nonetheless, the potential discomfort of extended labia minora has led to a whole industry of labiaplasty, or surgical alteration, so that the labia conform to a more common cultural image of what a woman's genitals "should" look like.

Because the labia minora do not have hair and do not contain any fatty tissue, they are capable of swelling during sexual arousal as they fill with blood. Indeed, the color of a woman's labia minora is a good indication of her level of sexual arousal.

In a male baby these tissues are responsible for forming the inner structure of the penis, so in both sexes there is the capacity for engorgement or swelling of the genitals during sexual arousal.

The clitoris, one of a woman's main sexual organs, is located at the top of the junction of the labia minora. Although only a small portion of the clitoris, called the clitoral glans, which is usually no bigger than a pea,  and often even smaller, is visible from the outside of a woman's body, there is an extensive structure of clitoral erectile tissue surrounding the vagina out of sight inside a woman's body, and some people believe this is responsible for a large part of her sexual pleasure during vaginal stimulation.

Others believe a separate area of tissue known as the G spot is responsible for this sexual pleasure. Almost every woman will know that stimulation of her clitoris is the easiest way to orgasm. For men who want some information on female sexual techniques, Lloyd Lester's Orgasm by Command is fantastic - it explains female sexual anatomy and reveals how to stimulate a woman to orgasm reliably.

Because the clitoris is like the penis in men: it's made up of erectile tissue, swells on sexual arousal, and is full of sexually sensitive nerve endings. Because of its erectile tissue, the clitoris actually enlarges as a woman becomes more sexually aroused; it's also responsible for most of the sexual stimulation signals registered by woman's brain, and it's these which cause her to reach orgasm.

Again, like the penis, the clitoris has a hood or prepuce, a fold of skin which covers the shiny, sensitive, clitoral glans, and which draws back as the clitoris becomes erect. It's an essential part of woman's sexual anatomy, because the clitoral glans is so sensitive that direct stimulation before a woman is extremely aroused can be so intense that it is almost painful rather than pleasurable.

Sexual touch becomes much more pleasurable the more aroused a woman is, because the tissues are engorged with blood and can take the pressure of sexual stimulation in this state: there is also more lubrication available to smooth the sensation of touch as a woman becomes more aroused, which also makes the touch feel more pleasurable.

One of the most important things to emphasize to a woman is that no matter what her genitals may look like, they are perfectly normal and there is no reason for shame or embarrassment.

One of the problems in society is that cultural images of what's acceptable or normal have become so widespread that they have influenced women's thinking, particularly that of teenage or adolescent girls, who now believe that they should have a perfectly shaped, regular, symmetrical pair of labia, probably with pubic hair removed. It's important for a woman to accept that whatever her genitals look like they are normal, and also to find out what makes her comfortable with her body, rather than simply buying into cultural stereotypes.

The smooth soft area between the labia minora is known as the vestibule. Somewhere in this area of tissue is the opening of the vagina and the outlet of the urethra, which is the opening through which a woman urinates or pees. The urethral opening is between the vaginal opening and the clitoris.

If you've never examined your genitals closely you may not have seen the opening of your urethra, and to gain more acceptance and comfort with the appearance and form of your body, it's worth spending some time examining them with the aid of a mirror and a bright light.

You will see the structure and appearance of your genitals, a process of exploration which can also be extremely pleasurable, and which will also help you to become more comfortable with your body, especially if you have any discomfort or embarrassment about it at the moment.

If you cannot see the opening to your urethra you may well be able to feel it with a fingertip: it's a very sensitive area and can provide much pleasure during sexual stimulation if it's gently massaged by yourself or your sexual partner.

The small paraurethral glands which some people believe are responsible for female ejaculation open into the outlet of the urethra and are derived from the same tissue as the prostate gland in the male baby. We shall come back to the function of these glands later when we discuss the subject of orgasm and female ejaculation.

We should emphasize that the clitoris is the site of sexual pleasure for most women. If you want to know more about this, check out this information on how to have an orgasm or learn about how to make a woman come by visiting this site.

explaining the mystery of sex

Obviously, the opening of the vagina leads through into the vagina itself: the vagina is not actually an open tube, it's a set of muscular walls which can be parted by the entry of a finger, tampon, penis or some other object such as a vibrator (or obviously by the exit of baby).

The walls of the vagina are responsible for secreting lubricating fluid when a woman becomes sexually aroused: the process is triggered by engorgement of the vaginal walls, and is equivalent to the obvious sign of sexual arousal in a man - the development of an erection.

As one travels up into the vagina, one is really entering a part of the human body that few people other than doctors will ever see. The vagina is a sheath, a tube whose walls are made up of muscles, erectile tissue and fibrous tissue, all lined with a mucous membrane which is both smooth, warm and moist.

It opens up to accommodate the man's erect penis during sexual intercourse, it's the passage through which a baby is born (except for any delivered by cesarean section), and it also serves as the exit for the monthly menstrual discharge from the uterus in a woman who is ovulating and not on the contraceptive pill.

Where the cervix, the opening of the uterus, protrudes into the vagina (see pictures on this link), some remarkable changes in shape take place during sexual arousal so that the vagina is best shaped to accommodate the pool of ejaculated semen, thereby maximizing the chances of fertilization of the woman's eggs.

The size and shape of the vagina is quite variable, both within the same woman, and between women. It's only about four a half inches long during its normal "resting" state, but it does increase in length during sexual arousal so that it can accommodate the length of the erect penis, which is on average about 6 inches long: the changes which occur will be described later.

It certainly isn't a passive organ; its outer layer is made up of circular muscles, and its inner layer is made up of longitudinal muscles, all of which means that it has the capacity to contract and tighten and relax and expand during sex, thereby providing additional pleasure to both the woman and the man.

It's been claimed that only the first one third of the vaginal tube or "barrel" contains many nerve endings. This is a somewhat contentious claim, as the discovery of the so-called "A spot" would suggest that there are actually plenty of nerves along the whole length of the vagina (unless, as some would claim, that the pressure within the vagina that gives rise to sexual pleasure is actually stimulating the structures of the clitoris that lie around the vaginal barrel).

Even so, it is a fact that one of the most sensitive parts of the vagina is located on the upper wall (as a woman lies on her back) only about one or two inches inside: this is the G-Spot, or Grafenberg spot, which is responsible for producing vaginal orgasms or a sensation of enhanced clitoral orgasm - which is what is most commonly experienced by women.

The close proximity of this very sensitive area to the opening of the vagina demonstrates one compelling reason why it is not necessary for a man to have a particularly large penis to give a woman very fulfilling sexual pleasure during intercourse.

Although many of the muscles in the vagina are smooth muscles, which is the type of muscle not under conscious or voluntary control, and they undergo automatic reflex responses during sexual arousal, as we've already mentioned there are also circular and longitudinal muscles which are under a woman's voluntary control and which she can contract and relax at will. These are the pubococcygeal muscles, or PC muscles for short, which can be strengthened through a series of Kegel exercises.

As we have already mentioned, the interior of the vagina is lined by mucous membrane, which secretes mucus designed to maintain the normal, healthy environment inside the vaginal space. The bacteria that live in this space produce a slightly acidic environment which protects the vagina from harmful bacteria and yeast cells.

When the normal acid/alkali balance of the vagina is disturbed, infections such as Candida (also known as yeast or thrush) may develop. Oddly enough, semen is one of the compounds most likely to disrupt the natural balance of the vagina, although under normal circumstances it is quite capable of maintaining a healthy balance.

If you're experiencing repeated infections or irritation it may be worth speaking to a doctor to try and establish the source of these infections and what you can do to keep them under control.

Another alternative, of course, is for the man to use a condom during sex to control the amount of semen that flows into the vagina, and this strategy has another obvious advantage - that a man with premature ejaculation may be able to last longer with the help of a condom than he can without one.

For men with delayed ejaculation, however, the emission and ejaculation of semen may be even more challenging when the man wears a condom.

The opening of the vagina, as explained before, is set within the area of the vestibule, a smooth and lubricated area of tissue between the labia. Before puberty, i.e. before sexual activity or menstrual flow begins, a thin membrane of skin called the hymen covers the opening of the vagina.

The discharge associated with yeast infection will pass through the hymen, just as menstrual blood flows though it.

This membrane has been seen as a sign of virginity, and the rupture of the hymen together with a small flow of blood has been regarded as an important sign of the loss of a woman's virginity and purity in many cultures. Even today, some societies have ritual celebrations whereby a newly married couple is expected to show a bloodstained sheet after the wedding night.

Of course, what lies behind this primitive, crude and unsophisticated ritual is a patriarchal expectation that a woman will be a virgin when she marries a man, thereby demonstrating her husband's right to possess her, own her, and inseminate her.

We need hardly say that a truly civilized and comparatively sophisticated society that is truly supportive of women's sexual rights would not necessarily expect a mature woman to be a virgin when she establishes a sexual relationship with a man. In any event, the hymen was never a good indicator of virginity because it can rupture during exercise or sporting activity, or even during exploration by woman's own finger.

As the importance of the hymen has lessened in Western society, the obsession with a woman's virginity has also reduced, and so the myths that have grown around how painful it is to have it broken during a woman's first experience of intercourse have been exposed as the falsehoods that they are. Here are some images of the hymen around the opening of the vagina. You can click on them to see them full-size.

At the rear end of the vagina, the opening of the uterus called the cervix protrudes into the vaginal barrel on the front wall of the vagina. Because the uterus is located at a right angle to the vagina, the vagina does not simply merge seamlessly with the cervix; rather, the opening of the cervix is on the top of the vagina and at right angles to it.

This arrangement leaves the blind end of the vagina located beneath the uterus and beyond the cervix, and this area of the vagina is called the fornix.

The anterior area of the vaginal fornix has been called the "A zone" or "A spot", and is regarded by some as an extremely sensitive area responsible for producing massive sexual pleasure when a woman is highly sexually aroused -- we will come back to this possibility later.

More practically, the fornix absorbs the man's thrusts during intercourse, as well as forming a space for the pool of semen produced when a woman's lover has ejaculated inside her.

When a woman reaches orgasm, her cervix rhythmically dips down into this pool of semen, a mechanism which is thought to increase the chance of fertilization (although a cynic might say that judging by the number of people in the world, and in particular the number of unwanted babies, Mother Nature has provided the "dipping cervix" mechanism as a completely superfluous and unnecessary device for ensuring fertilization!). (The upsuck theory of female orgasm is not regarded as valid any longer.)

The G-Spot is an interesting part of the vagina, one whose very existence has been hotly debated by both men and women for some time. Now that there is evidence that the G-Spot is indeed an area of tissue different from the rest of the vaginal wall, we can say with confidence that it has a role to play in a woman's sexual arousal. It isn't actually a single spot, it's more of an area on the vagina wall which is extremely sensitive.

Action is a very good way of avoiding self-pity, because it takes you out into the world and allows you to see how you reflect off other people and besides which, action is always a distraction if you find you're obsessed with negative thinking and obsessing about your weaknesses! Continued here... 
 

One theory is that it's an area where pressure will stimulate the structures of the clitoris which lie around the vagina, but the more commonly accepted viewpoint is that it's an area where pressure applied to the vagina wall will stimulate the paraurethral glands, which is a process similar to stimulating a man's prostate gland through his rectal wall or perineum.

Deborah Sundahl has studied the area extensively and written a book which describes it in great detail; the book is entitled "Female Ejaculation and the G-spot". She makes the claim, which we would support, that the G-Spot is an area of the vagina wall very closely related to a network of erectile tissue and glands around the vagina which are indeed equivalent to the male prostate tissue.

One Italian team has demonstrated through magnetic resonance imaging that women who are able to reach orgasm through stimulation of the G-Spot do indeed have a thicker layer of tissue at this point between the walls of the vagina and urethra, presumably implying that they have more prostatic-type tissue and therefore find it easier to reach orgasm through stimulation of this area. This was reported in the New Scientist magazine, February 23rd 2008.

Of course some women do not experience vaginal orgasms and are comparatively insensitive to internal vaginal stimulation. Others appear not to have a secondary paraurethral tissue in the region of the G-Spot. What we to make of these differences between women?

Proponents of the G-Spot orgasm would say that women who do not experience a sexual response to internal stimulation have not yet been "awakened" or sensitized to the possibility of stimulation in this area, and there is a certain amount of anecdotal evidence which suggests that there may be some truth to this viewpoint -- not least of which is the fact that men have to learn to enjoy stimulation of their prostate.

It's also possible that there are natural variations between women in the region of the G-Spot, just as there are in any other characteristic of the human body.

But, all in all, it is a fact that all women can learn to enjoy sexual stimulation in this area, and it is indeed a region which is more sensitive than the rest of the vagina in all women, so it seems likely that some women can enjoy a vaginal orgasm, and that the G-Spot does indeed become more sensitive and possibly even enlarged due to stimulation over a period of time -- just as any other part of the body develops in response to direct stimulation.

Even so, many women and men suggest the G-spot may not exist because they have unrealistic ideas about how it works. If you regard the G-spot as a convenient way of accessing an orgasm, you're certain to experience considerable disappointment!

As with all the other erectile sexual tissue in the human body, the area of the G-spot tissue requires time and appropriate stimulation with a finger (or a penis) to become fully engorged with blood; after it has fully swollen, it becomes receptive to more intense stimulation and responds with much stronger and more pleasurable sexual sensations.

The G-spot enlarges and protrudes more into the vagina; it also changes texture from feeling ridged and rough to feeling swollen and smooth. With vigorous stimulation, which may make it swell considerably and even engorge with "female ejaculate", a kind of prostatic fluid from the paraurethral glands, the G-spot can even become so large that it forces the finger from the vagina.

For any women who is exploring the G spot for the first time, the watchword is "patience". You need to give yourself time and enough gentle stimulation until the G spot becomes responsive and aroused. Deborah Sundahl's book is one of the most helpful resources available to any woman who seeks to develop her sexuality in general and the responsivity of her G spot in particular.

It is especially good on how stimulation of the G spot can produce a much more loving state for a woman, one in which her heart opens and she is much more able to enter fully into relationship with a man. And by that I mean a loving relationship....

One of the key measures to developing this level of sexual sensitivity is to use Kegel exercises to strengthen the muscles of the pelvic area and the vagina, and another is to stimulate the area of the G spot on a regular basis. You can do this by exploring your vagina with a well-lubricated finger in the area where the G spot is located - you may wish to use plenty of artificial lubricant.

The G spot is located somewhere on the front wall of the vagina.....but since how far inside it is located varies from woman to woman, you will need to experiment by exploring your vagina. You can locate the area of extra sensitivity fairly easily, simply because pressing it with a finger will feel different from pressing on any other area on the inside wall of the vagina.

Men who have explored this area say that it is a quick and easy way to stimulate a woman to orgasm - but more than that, it is a great way to take a woman into her emotions.... and thence into emotional connection, heart-centered connection, in fact.

Take your time so that the erectile tissues can respond to stimulation. Allow yourself to be guided by the feelings you experience; your body will guide you about where you experience the most rewarding and pleasurable sensations. You may experience a degree of numbness or some other less comfortable sensations when you press or stroke the area of the upper inside vaginal wall.

If so, then stop the stimulation for a moment and and check whether the rest of your body is comfortable or tense. Try to relax and just breath deeply for a few moments. Let yourself know what is happening in your body. Then see whether you want to change your approach in any way, for example by altering the pressure or direction of your touch or by using more lubricant.

Because of negative sexual experiences, there are unfortunately rather a lot of women who have become disconnected from the sensations which their genitals are capable of producing.

The G spot in particular seems to only produce a powerful sexual response when a woman is free of major sexual trauma; interestingly enough, gentle stimulation of the G spot seems to be one of the ways in which sexual trauma can be healed.

There may well be profound release of deep emotions when the G spot is stimulated, provided the woman feels safe, perhaps with a sexual partner whom she respects and trusts.

Many women are very cut off from the sensations in their genitals, which can then end up feeling numb or uncomfortable. You - or your partner - may need to massage your G-spot area gently over time to nurture it back into its maximum capacity to achieve sexual responsivity and sensitivity.

As we explore the vagina more deeply, we pass from the realm of what can be seen outside the body or even felt by the woman during sexual intercourse into the hidden area of the uterus, Fallopian tubes and ovaries.

Latest news - the G spot exists! Check out this piece of research which shows what women knew all along - the G spot is real.

Dr A Ostrzenski, a gynecologist, confirmed the existence of the G-spot, although it seems to be small - less than a fingernail in size. Dr Ostrzenski, in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, says it is a clear sack on the perineal membrane, and concluded that his study shows the anatomic existence of the G-spot, named after Ernst Grafenberg, a German gynecologist who discovered it in 1950. If a woman is educated in how to find it, she will experience the full pleasure of sex when it is stimulated during intercourse or masturbation.

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