Science finally recognizes there are lots of different kinds of female orgasms

Buckle up, boys and girls. We’re going to talk about sex. And not just any sex: We’re going to talk about the female orgasm.

A woman's big "O" has perplexed (mostly male) scientists for centuries, with hundreds of studies dedicated to why women have orgasms – and, more importantly, how.

Seriously, this has boggled the minds of scientists for basically ever, with men disagreeing time and time again on the proper way to get a woman off. Some argue that vaginal orgasms don’t exist and women can only orgasm through clitoral stimulation, while others argue that a vaginal climax is way better than a clitoral one.

This new study, published in Socioaffective Neuroscience and Psychology, essentially tells all those other studies to shush.


“Ultimately,” the researchers write, “it is a female’s subjective experience, along with her specific anatomy and physiological responses, that defines what is and is not a female orgasm.”

In other words: Quit arguing, boys, and pay attention. Female orgasms happen in all sorts of ways.

The study goes on to suggest a woman can climax from “one or more sources” of stimulation. That includes the clitoris, cervix, areas around the “G-spot,” and (get this) even nipples, earlobes, and… well, anywhere, really.

“Orgasms do not have to come from one site, nor from all sites,” the study claims. “And they do not have to be the same for every woman, nor for every sexual experience even in the same woman, to be whole and valid.”

Can we get an Amen?

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