Are You Having All The Orgasms You Can

Marie Claire
Jan 2004

Hands-free Orgasm
What it is: You can think your way to orgasm because your body has the ability to respond to thoughts the same way it does to physical touch. In fact, a study by Dr. Whipple and her colleagues found that 100 percent of highly orgasmic women were able to . “think themselves off.” In a laboratory, and the orgasms that they experienced were physically the same as clitoral or G-spot orgasms. Sexy thoughts trigger the sexual center of the brain-a complex system that includes the hypothalamus, which kicks your body’s arousal cycle into high gear. Want one. “Use all five senses when thinking racy thoughts,” says Ava Cadell, Ph. D., author of 12 Steps to Everlasting Love. Imagine what his tongue feels like against your skin, how his body smells, and so on. Be aware of every feeling you have as you let arousal build. If this doesn’t lead to orgasm right away, try thinking sensual thoughts before bed. “If you go to sleep feeling aroused, you might have a climax in your sleep.” Says Dr. Cadell. Studies suggest that up to 20 percent of women already have mind-induced orgasms during erotic dreams.

Blended Orgasm
What it is: By touching tow orgasm zones at the same time, “you can set off different nerve pathways and different erogenous zones all at once,” Dr. Kellog says. “These are reported to be the most intense orgasms of all.” Want one? Alternate stimulation between the orgasm you enjoy the most, suggest Laura Corn. Get halfway aroused with one type, then change to the other. Switch three times before reaching the brink, and finish by massaging both areas at once.” Go even further with a “TriGasm.” Stimulate the clitoris, G-spot, and anus at the same time until you reach climax from all three,” says Dr. Ava Cadell. “Nothing is bigger and better than that.”