There are three different types of female orgasms, but most women only experience one of them. According to a study, women are capable of experiencing the volcano, the wave, and the avalanche types of orgasms.
Researchers observed the pelvic floor muscle contractions of a group of about 50 female volunteers during climax while working with the sex toy company Lioness.
They discovered that their muscles tensed in three different patterns.
In the Journal of Sexual Medicine, these findings were published.
In the buildup and peak of an orgasm, female arousal causes increased blood flow to the genitals, particularly the clitoris, and causes muscle twitching and spasm.
The biggest difference between it and male orgasms is duration.
Female orgasms can last up to 20 seconds, whereas male orgasms only last three to ten seconds, according to Science Alert.
The obvious reason for a male orgasm is to release semen and facilitate reproduction.
Female orgasms, on the other hand, are thought to be a vestige of a long-ago adaptation to trigger ovulation and have no real evolutionary purpose.
When compared to the findings of a 2020 study, also published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, which found that 41% of a sample of US women were at risk for female sexual dysfunction and that 21% of them were unsatisfied with their overall sexual life, the findings demonstrating that there are three types of female orgasm offer a unique insight into the complexities of female sexual function.
Studies have shown that while men experience orgasm in about 90% of sexual activities, only about 50% of women do. This is because many women find it very difficult to experience orgasm.
In the most recent study, researchers used a Bluetooth vibrator made by Lioness called the Lioness to measure muscle contractions.
The contraption measures the force of a woman’s pelvic floor contractions when it is inserted into her vagina by means of two sensors on either side.
The study claims that the Lioness also records data from its accelerometer and gyroscope, as well as temperature.
THIS. IS. AMAZING. @LionessHealth founder @annatheaverage sharing the effort to gain better understanding in female orgasm patterns with a connected vibrator @FemtechnologyS pic.twitter.com/Mo6bgBHULn
— Anna Vybornova (@AnnaVyb) June 1, 2022