Volcano, wave, and avalanche. These words may not seem in the least bit seductive to you, but a recent study is about to change your mind.
According to study from Charles University in Prague, female orgasms can be classified as a wave, avalanche, or volcano.
A “wave” is exactly what it sounds like: a brief contraction and release of tension in the pelvis.
These orgasms are termed “volcanoes” because the rapid release of pelvic floor tension makes them feel more like explosions.
Higher pelvic floor contractions, known as “avalanches,” occur before, during, and after an orgasm.
54 ladies were requested to utilize the Lioness, a Bluetooth-enabled vibrator, for the study. Two sensors built into this particular vibrator measure the force of pelvic floor contractions, allowing for the analysis of these patterns.
The three forms of orgasms correspond to the various types of pelvic floor contractions that these ladies had during an orgasm.
Over a few days, the study’s participants were invited to use the device to masturbate at home.
26 women participated in the study who experienced “wave” orgasms, 17 who had “avalanche” orgasms, and 11 who had “volcano” orgasms.
The study’s principal investigator, James Pfaus, a professor of neurology at Charles University, said that the concept was first proposed in a book written in 1966. He said that the groundbreaking research duo of William H. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson wrote about three kinds of sexual response in women in their book Human Sexual Response.
54 participants is a very small sample size, but Pfaus claims this research is just the beginning. In order to determine how these various patterns are perceived subjectively as orgasms, as levels of pleasure, and where the stimulation that primarily causes them originates, he stated, “we are doing a long-term research of women using the Lioness.”
Pfaus claims that although data collection isn’t complete, it’s obvious that women have a “predominant” sexual reaction pattern. “This makes sense in a way. These mature women have had orgasms frequently in the past, and just like swimming or biking, they have developed certain motor patterns connected with them.
According to somatic sexologist Stella Anna Sonnenbaum, it’s fantastic that researchers are focusing on female pleasure because it has long been understudied.
She is cautious about adopting a restricted definition of pleasure, though. “As a sex educator, I advocate letting go of the genital focus and utilizing as much of the body as possible in sexual stimulation. She added that quantifying the quality of orgasms through pelvic floor contractions seems shallow.
Sonnenbaum claims that this way of thinking about women’s sexual pleasure can be “reductionist.” Orgasms come in more than a hundred varieties, and many of them don’t even heavily involve the genitalia, according to the speaker. Self-pleasure is a terrific approach to learn about our own enjoyment; however, this article does not emphasize partner involvement.
Her words of wisdom for someone having one of those diverse orgasms? Use many different toys, not just one. Make sure one of them involves your entire body, and practice using your hands as well. Not only on the genitalia, but everywhere.