What Is a Cervical Orgasm and How Do You Have One?

G-spot, make way for the C-spot.

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The once suppressed female libido is much more complex than you might think. Everywhere we turn there is a new kind of orgasm to speak of: Anal, G-spot, nipple, and even cervical orgasms.

Now you might be thinking, Excuse me? Isn’t the cervix that thing that sex toys and penises bang against during intercourse? Are you telling me that even the damn cervix can get me off?

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That’s right, even the cervix has a spot in this pleasure game. All women have the physical capability to have a cervical orgasm, but many don’t have them if they don't find this type of stimulation sexually arousing. It’s also possible that you’re having cervical orgasms and not even realizing it.

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Let’s start at the very beginning. Your cervix is located inside of the vagina, at the very back. It is a spongy patch that separates the vaginal canal from the uterus. It is located three to six inches inside the vagina (it varies from woman to woman).

Got it? Great. Let’s delve a bit deeper (pun obviously intended).

What does cervical stimulation even feel like?

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The cervix releases excretions during sex and foreplay that help to lubricate the vagina. During orgasm, the cervix contracts. Sherry A. Ross, MD, OB-GYN and author of She-ology, tells MarieClaire.com that the cervix itself doesn’t have any nerve endings. Say what? That’s right. What feels like cervical stimulation is a feeling of fullness and often a bit of cervical cramping during intercourse.

Cramping may not sound particularly awesome, but as with many “unusual” forms of pleasure, this can feel good to some women. A feeling of fullness can be hot AF, and when your vaginal canal is penetrated in total, the penis/dildo will hit the cervix (because it’s as far as an object can go).

Will I know if I have a cervical orgasm?

While we may be referring to these types of orgasms as “cervical,” a true cervical orgasm doesn’t really exist. A cervical orgasm and a vaginal orgasm are essentially synonymous. Mind blown.

"We call them cervical orgasms because they are deep, all-encompassing, hair-pulling orgasms."

We call them cervical orgasms because they are categorized as deep, all-encompassing, hair-pulling, eyes-in-the-back-of-your-head orgasms. Since the cervix is way up in there as far you can go, cervical orgasm is a choice descriptor. Full body = fully filled.

C-spot orgasms are less about the cervix itself and more about the orgasmic experience as a whole. Cervical orgasms have been described as fully-body, powerful orgasms that come in deep waves. Kristie Overstreet, MD, clinical sexologist and psychotherapist, says you will definitely know if you have one.

Obviously, these experiences will vary from person to person. So, don’t freak out if your vaginal orgasm isn’t the earth shattering experience you’ve seen in movies.

How do I achieve a cervical orgasm?

As usual, great sex is all about the clitoris to some degree. The clit is always queen.

“The deep root of the clitoris does get stimulated during a cervical orgasm," Overstreet tells MarieClaire.com. But there is a difference between cervical orgasms and clitoral orgasms, which occur when the external clitoris is stimulated.

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A cervical orgasm isn’t clitorally-based, per se. The clitoris is much larger than you might think. The bud-like protrusion on the exterior is only one-fourth of the entire structure. The clitoris also has wings and bulb extensions that are located internally. So, when you have a cervical orgasm, this internal portion is set ablaze in a *good way*. God bless the female anatomy.

Ross tells us that most women require clitoral stimulation in some form or other to achieve orgasm. “There are women who can have indirect stimulation of the clitoris, either with fingers or the penis through positional changes during vaginal sex,” she says.

“Do not be afraid to also use clitoral stimulation in foreplay to build up to a cervical orgasm,” Overstreet adds.

Aside from the clitoris and cervix, other erogenous zones that can bring a woman to orgasm include the breasts and nipples. There are ways to get off without the clitoris involved upfront, but it needs to be in on the action in the vast majority of cases.

If you want to experiment with toys, try a few different g-spot wands for deep penetration. Vibrating wands (and g-spot attachments for regular wands) help to stimulate that deep clitoral root more effectively. You can also try non-vibrating, heavier options like glass dildos for a grounded, widespread feel.

What if I don't like deep stimulation?

Some women find cervical stimulation painful or uncomfortable, while others love it. Overstreet says that cervical orgasms are rather uncommon and for some women, this type of penetration can actually be painful. “Some women may have very tight PC muscles and experience pain with penetration of body, fingers, or toys,” she explains.

And not everyone is trying to have their cervix touched. Some women prefer clitoral orgasms because, in general, they are easier to achieve and faster to acquire. That being said, clitoral orgasms offer an alternative kind of pleasure. No one type of orgasm is superior to any other. It’s all about what you want.

Take some time to really listen to your body and try different things. If you enjoy cervical orgasms, that’s great. If you don’t, that’s fine, too. As long as you’re opening yourself up to the full threshold of pleasure and staying in tune with what gets you off, you’re doing it right.

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