The Big O
Does an orgasm a day keep the doctor away? The answer just may be yes! The Doctors reveal the amazing benefits of safe and frequent sex.
Dr. Lisa explains that most women do not have orgasm through vaginal penetration, and that many times it is only achieved through clitoral stimulation. About 70 percent of women experience situational anorgasmia, which is when a woman is able to orgasm only during certain situations, such as through oral sex or masturbation. “It’s important to communicate what works and take time with it,” Dr. Lisa says. “The woman is looking for the Big O, and the only way she’s going to find it is by knowing where her buttons are,” Dr. Lisa continues. “It’s very helpful and healthy to know what your buttons are.”
How long does it take the average woman to have an orgasm?
Your Best Orgasm
There are four phases to a woman’s sexual arousal process: excitement, plateau, orgasm and resolution.
“A lot of women really don’t know their bodies, and they really rely on the man to give them their orgasms,” Dr. Lisa says. “And that’s why we talk so much on the show about knowing your body, about self-pleasuring, because you have to know what does it for you in order to communicate that to a man.”
Generally speaking, the chance of a woman achieving orgasm during intercourse is increased by directly or indirectly touching or rubbing her clitoris.
Signs You’ve Had an Orgasm:
• Involuntary muscle contractions: rhythmic quivering contractions in the uterus and vagina can occur as fast as one per second. A mild orgasm is comprised of approximately three to five contractions, and an intense orgasm can have as many as 10 to 15 contractions.
• Heavy, rapid breathing
• Blood pressure and heart rate increase
• Red blotches, or “a sex flush,” may appear over the entire body due to increased blood flow
• Breasts become fuller
• Vaginal walls swell and redden
Try the orgasm smoothie recipe.
Intensify Your Orgasm
OB/GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson explains that personal lubricants can be very important for women during sexual intercourse.
Do you wish you could have a better orgasm? Help may be a click of a button away. A device called the Orgasmatron is placed inside the body and is purported to help give orgasms to those who may be challenged in that area. It costs about $23,000, not including the surgery to put the device in, Dr. Ordon says.
Created by Dr. Stuart Meloy, the Orgasmatron is a spinal-cord stimulator inserted in the lower back and is about the size of a pacemaker. A hand-held remote controls the device, which stimulates electrodes placed on the spine. It was able to restore orgasmic function in 80 percent of women who were unable to climax for at least one year, according a recent study. These women had experienced at least one orgasm in their lifetime prior to the study. The Orgasmatron is also known as Neurally Augmented Sexual Function.
“Some women really have difficulty [achieving orgasm] and it affects their sexuality,” Dr. Lisa says. “And sexuality is a very important part for a woman because it goes towards her confidence and how she feels about herself. And if she hasn’t had this experience, there’s an option.”
Before spending the money for an Orgasmatron, however, The Doctors advise trying other, less-expensive options first.
A new measurement of the female anatomy may mean the difference between "Oh ..." and "OH!"
"Research suggests that the clitoral-vaginal distance, and I'm just reporting what I've read," E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork says, "is that the optimal distance is 2.5 centimeters [apart] to have an orgasm."
If the distance between the hood of the clitoris and the vaginal opening is shorter than 2.5 centimeters, the movement of the penis will create more friction and increase the chance of orgasm.
"So many women think they can have orgasms just by sex alone," OB/GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson says. "Seventy-five percent of women, most women, do not have orgasm by [vaginal] sex alone.
"People ask, ‘Which one is better: a clitoral orgasm or a vaginal orgasm?" Dr. Lisa states. "It really doesn't matter. An orgasm is an orgasm is an orgasm. We have to be more sex-positive, because women who are more positive about their bodies are going to have more orgasms.
"Only seven percent of women have orgasm from vaginal penetration, so guess how many people are faking it?" Dr. Lisa continues. "That means women, you need to communicate more, be more sex-positive. And find out what buttons to push, guys!"
The Doctors and female sexual health expert Dr. Jennifer Berman explain some helpful treatments to increase orgasms.
Over-the-counter testosterone creams, many of which are not yet FDA-approved, may increase sensitivity. “It is the main sex-steroid hormone that governs libido in both men and women,” Dr. Berman says. “You can get it from your doctor off-label, and he can prescribe it from a compounding pharmacy. They make it in a form of a gel, a cream, a drop. In my patients that have hormonal issues, libido problems and an orgasmic problem, oftentimes the testosterone or the topical things won’t be enough.”