Clue is on a mission to help you understand your body, periods, ovulation, and so much more. Start tracking today. For women and people with vaginas , orgasms most commonly come from the clitoris, located above the vaginal opening and urethra 1,2,3. Erogenous zones are areas of the body that elicit a sexual response when stimulated. The clitoris is one of the most sensitive erogenous zones due to its high concentration of nerve endings 4,5. By stimulating an erogenous zone, a sexual physiological response can be set into motion. The clitoris is part of the vulva, the name for the external parts of female genitalia.
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If you're a woman who finds climaxing easy and can have orgasms during intercourse with little effort — even in a position where it's difficult for your partner to access the clitoris with the fingertips — then you are very lucky indeed! For the majority of us, 'ringing that bell' is not nearly so simple. Even women who can masturbate to a climax with no difficulty can feel quite anxious about 'coming' with a male partner. This doesn't seem fair, because apart from the small minority of men who have psychological difficulties with sex and who cannot relax enough to ejaculate into their partner delayed ejaculation , most males have no problem at all in climaxing during sexual intercourse. But of course, in a man, the penis is the pleasure-provider. And clearly a penis gets a lot of stimulation during intercourse.
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As far as orgasms are concerned, the vaginal orgasm still remains extremely elusive for many. The reason for this is because, according to statistics, 75 percent of women need clitoral stimulation to orgasm , meaning only 25 percent of women can experience that aforementioned elusive vaginal orgasm through penetration alone. According to research, there are over 10 types of orgasms that women can experience , including kissing orgasms, mental orgasms, coregasms, and even childbirth orgasms, just to name a few. But what about having a vaginal and clitoral orgasm at the same time?
When it comes to reaching orgasm, most women need more than plain old penetration. Your penis is great and all , but only a quarter of women routinely come during vaginal intercourse —which means a lot of ladies need some clitoral stimulation in order to climax. Packed with nerve endings, the clitoris is one of the most sensitive erogenous zones on a woman's body. It has around 8, nerve endings , which is double the number you have in your penis, FYI.