Orgasm Trivia: Everything You Wanted to "O" but Were Afraid to Ask

Amy Keyishian
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The Truth About Orgasms
Photo from Medical Insurance
Let's make this perfectly clear: I know all about my orgasms. We're not unacquainted. In fact, my orgasms and I are very good chums (heh heh, I said chums). But a website with the oh-so-dull name Medical Insurance has come up with an oh-so-not-dull set of charts and graphs explaining some interesting facts about the ultimate cheery-Os, and it's been making the online rounds. When I saw it, I got all excited (not that way), because who doesn't like charts and graphs, especially dirty ones? 

I've fact-checked this jammie, and I have only one quibble. The rest actually turns out to be true -- even the woman who has spontaneous orgasms from her antidepressant. Some women do experience spontaneous orgasms when they take certain medications, such as the antidepressant clomipramine. There's no telling if the woman in this graphic is really one of them, since the News of the World isn't exactly The New York Times, but it happens -- though it's generally described as sort of awful and embarrassing rather than fun.

My quibble, and you've heard this from me before:

Women don't have two different kinds of orgasm. In the '70s, researchers made a big deal about the difference between "clitoral" and "vaginal" orgasms, but they really just meant orgasms via penetration and those reached with direct clitoral stimulation. But here's the real deal: All orgasms come from direct clitoral stimulation. The difference is in how the clitoris is stimulated -- by hand, toy, your partner's body, or ... whatever you can come up with. There's the G-spot orgasm, but that's another post -- and not what this graphic is talking about.

So feel free to post on Facebook, email to your friends, accidentally send to your mom -- whatever floats your (little man in the) boat!

Did you learn any fun new facts from this graphic? Tell us in the comments!

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