Ah, cervical orgasms. A buzzword supreme come to life. Suddenly we’re not just talking about the G-spot or clitoris, but the cervix as well. Is the C-spot the secret to opening up your most wild sexual passions? COULD IT BE?!?!?!?
Welcome to the internet. We have a lot of hype here about all the orgasms you’re supposed to be having, ladies. If you’re not having all approximately 89 types of orgasms, you’re a useless fraud and should probably never have sex again.
Just kidding. Obviously. Anyway.
The cervix is an interesting piece of female anatomy. Can it give you orgasms? Let’s find out. See, even we’re spinning you into our web so you’ll keep reading. But seriously, keep reading.
OK, but what is a cervix?
If you don’t know what a cervix is, allow us to enlighten you. The cervix is a spongy patch of tissue that separates the vagina from the uterus. When you have a baby, the cervix expands to allow the baby to pass through the uterus, through the vaginal canal, and out into the world. It also dilates during your period. You could Google image search it if you want, but it might traumatize you a little.
The cervix is located about four to six inches inside of the vagina (it varies). It is at the very, very back. If you have ever put something inside your vagina to the point where it will go no further, you’re touching the cervix.
The cervix is basically Gandalf standing in front of the cave-dwelling fire monster saying, “YOU SHALL NOT PASS” to any and all things that would dare try. It’s the gatekeeper. This little cutie keeps bacteria, sex toys, and all other things out of the uterus and away from your reproductive centers.
Pressure sensitive areas of the female anatomy
The vaginal canal actually has very few touch-sensitive nerves at all. Is your mind blown by that? Doctors and sex experts have often said that you could have minor surgery in the vaginal canal without any anesthetic and be alright. Now, we wouldn’t like to do that, but you get the point.
As Dr. Laurie Mintz points out in her book Becoming Cliterate, what the vaginal canal and cervical region do have are pressure-sensitive nerves. Meaning, if you place pressure on the cervical or vaginal areas, you may experience pleasure. Not everyone enjoys this type of stimulation, but it explains why some of us really enjoy vaginal intercourse (even though an orgasm may or may not happen).
If you experience cervical orgasms or cervical pleasure, it is likely because you enjoy that deep, throbbing pressure that comes with well-performed intercourse. Sorry about the word throbbing, but it really did fit here.
It’s about fullness
The cervix itself has about zero nerve endings (though anyone who has gotten an IUD will tell you it sure doesn’t feel that way). What someone may enjoy, and would consider a cervical orgasm, is a pressure-induced orgasm.
A feeling of fullness can be extremely enticing during sexual play. It’s not the cervix that is being stimulated, per say, but the entire vaginal canal up to the cervix is full. Why is that so hot? Seriously, we’re asking. Does anyone have a fan on them? It’s hot in here, for real.
Cervical orgasms are full-body orgasms
We can call it the c-spot all we want, but the truth is, the c-spot isn’t really a thing. Yes, a cervix is a thing, but sticking something up there and poking around a cervix isn’t going to make you come.
What we’re actually experiencing is a full body orgasm: One that includes deep penetration and direct or indirect external clitoral stimulation. The root of the clitoris (the G-spot) may also be at play here, especially if you're using a G-spot wand. These wands curve up and are able to reach the G-spot more easily than a penis. What we mean by “cervical orgasm” is multiple forms of stimulation at once to deliver a more encompassing orgasmic experience.
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Experts have described these kinds of orgasms are different from straight clicking your mouse. They feel deeper and often seem to last longer (though the data on this is sparse).
So, are cervical orgasms real? Not really. They’re essentially another media-hyped “orgasm type” women are “supposed” to achieve despite anatomical realities that suggest otherwise. If you are down to be filled up when you orgasm, that’s awesome. If you prefer to have your external clit touched exclusively, that’s rad. If you like a bunch of both things, dope.
Do your thing and enjoy your body. The female body is incredible and capable of so many things.