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Vaginal Orgasm

The area of a woman’s first masturbation might provide clues on whether she has consistent vaginal orgasms later.

Not all women have vaginal orgasms. In fact, there has been some debate on whether women can reach orgasm solely by vaginal stimulation, without any stimulation of the clitoris. The clitoris is an area commonly associated with female orgasm.

As part of a study on deep vaginal stimulation, researchers asked a group of 75 Czech women between the ages of 18 and 36 to recall their first experience masturbating, if they could.

More specifically, the women were asked to recall which genital areas they stimulated at that time: the clitoris only, the vaginal opening only, deep into the vagina, or a combination of vagina and clitoris.

Nine women had never masturbated, so the results were based on 66 women. Their mean age at first masturbation was about 12 years. Most of them had stimulated only the clitoris. But some of them had explored the other areas.

The researchers discovered that the women who had stimulated their vagina (whether alone or in combination with their clitoris) during their first masturbation were more likely to have consistent vaginal orgasms as adults when compared to those who stimulated only their clitoris.

This result may have happened because the early vaginal stimulation made the women more aware of the vagina’s role in orgasm. In turn, they could pay more attention to vaginal sensation during intercourse.

The study appeared online last month in The Journal of Sexual Medicine.


The Journal of Sexual Medicine

Brody, Stuart, PhD

“More Frequent Vaginal Orgasm Is Associated with Experiencing Greater Excitement from Deep Vaginal Stimulation”

(Full-text. First published online: April 9, 2013)