The 12 Types of Orgasms Women Experience

and where to go searching for them

You body is capable of experiencing some incredible and mind-blowing sensations. But if you get off in the same way each time you have sex or masturbate – or you can’t orgasm at all – it might be fun to take yourself on a sensual adventure.

Sex experts believe there are up to 12 types of orgasm, due to the fact that different areas of the body feel erotic for different people. Some are super-common, like the clitoral and G-spot, while others are more mystical – think U-spot, cervical and mind.

It’s also unclear whether or not these climax types feel different from each other. Although researchers are still studying the body and the brain’s orgasmic connection, the feeling different orgasms produce is still a bit of an enigma – which makes it all the more exciting to go exploring, right?

So with that in mind, here are the rumoured sweet spots – and where to find them.

The clitoral orgasm

Good news, people. Almost everyone with a clitoris is capable of having a clitoral orgasm. It’s the most common way to climax due to its whopping 8,000 nerve endings so if you don’t already know where it is, go find it immediately.

The G-spot orgasm

Some believe the G-spot is a myth but for a reported 30% of women, it’s the erogenous zone that causes them to orgasm just through penetration. The mystical ‘Graffernberg spot’ supposedly lives above the front vaginal wall and feels spongy to the touch. If you find it and it feels good, happy stroking!

The U-spot orgasm

Who would have thought you could climax from your wee hole? Yep, stimulation of the urethra can bring on an orgasm. The hole is actually surrounded by the clitoris, which is a lot bigger than most people think. When touched right, blood rushes to the opening and fluid gushes out – better known as squirting.

The A-spot orgasm

The A-spot, sometimes known as the ‘deep spot’, is your inner vaginal zone – the anterior fornix. Like the G-spot, it’s located on the front wall of your vagina but higher up towards the belly-button. Rumour has it this hotspot is the most intense orgasm on the menu.

The nipplegasm

A nipplegasm is – you guessed it – when you climax solely through breast and nipple touch. Studies have found that nipple stimulation activates the same part of the brain as clitoral or vaginal touch. Some people love the sensation, others don’t, so just do what works for you.

The mindgasm

Ever had a wet dream? Then you’ve had a mind orgasm. You brain is the biggest sex organ you own and can provoke the Big O without any kind of touch whatsoever. If you want to try this type when you’re awake, delve into your deepest fantasies.

The anal orgasm

Like anal play? Then you might already know it’s possible to orgasm from anal stimulation. There are two magic nerves around the area – the pelvic and pudendal – which touched in a certain way can bring on the climax. Just make sure you break out the lube for this one!

The cervical orgasm

This type of orgasm is like the nipplegasm in the same way that it sparks the same area of the brain that’s stimulated by the vagina and the clitoris. A cervical orgasm requires pretty deep penetration though, so only go for it if it feels pleasurable.

The oral orgasm

Ever had a deep, heated snog and felt a delicious swirl inside your pelvis? Chances are you could be part of the 20% of women who can orgasm through kissing. It makes sense seeing as though the lips are 100 times more sensitive than fingers.

The blended orgasm

Blended orgasms can be super-intense because you’re climaxing from different parts of your body all at once. The most common blends? A hot mix of clitoral, G-spot, anal and nipple stimulation. It’s definitely one to try with your partner – or multiple sex toys.

The erogenous zone orgasm

Love the nape of your neck or the small of your back being stroked? Try having a zone orgasm. It’s where you focus on the areas that you find erogenous – ones that don’t include the usual suspects (the clitoris, the vagina).

The multiple orgasm

The unicorn of orgasms has got to be the multiple. They hit you one right after the other, with no time to catch your breath in between. Multis can take some practice and tend to happen if you know your body well, or if you’re super-orgasmic. Give it a try by re-applying pressure to the same spot that gave you your first orgasm.

The absent orgasm

No, this isn’t a secret number 13, but it’s super-important to mention. Research suggests that between 10% to 20% of women have never experienced an orgasm. A recent social media survey by gal pal found that 92% of the 140 Instagram followers who voted said they could ONLY orgasm through clit stimulation. So let’s not ignore the fact that for some of us, it feels truly impossible to climax at all. If this is you, don’t worry. Chances are you can, you just haven’t been able to yet. What better reason to stock up on sex toys and start experimenting? We will be sharing more content on this topic over the next few months, so look out for that!

Written by Claire Blackmore, @cla_ireb