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Can't orgasm during sex because I masturbated?

By Chris Hart Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 06:00
I've been masturbating since I was 14, I’m 25 now. Whenever I’ve had sex everything happens as expected, I get aroused and wet but don’t get an orgasm at the end of it all.

This only happens when I masturbate (I'm trying to stop). Is this a case of sexual dysfunction or am I just one among many women who can’t get an orgasm through penetrative sex?

Don't stop masturbating

First of all, there’s no need to stop masturbating. I know that society says we’re ‘not supposed to’.

But actually, everyone does, and it’s completely normal and harmless.

It’s also just about the only way to find out what arouses you to the point of orgasm. Because most women need more than simple penetration to reach a climax.

Masturbating means getting to know yourself

So start to masturbate again, and this time think of it as a form of research! Touch yourself all over your intimate areas. You’ll almost certainly discover that rhythmically touching your clitoris, or the area around it, is what really gets things going.

You do know exactly where your clitoris is, don’t you? If you don’t, there are lots of websites on the internet which will explain everything to you: Wikipedia, for example, has a tremendous article on the subject. As does Love Matters!

Don’t worry if your clitoris doesn’t look exactly like what you see online. Every woman’s body is different – but they all work just fine once you know what to do.

Experiment

So experiment to figure out exactly what works best for you. It may be that you need to touch your clitoris very directly, or you may find that that’s far too intense and it’s enough to touch the surrounding areas. Try different levels of pressure and figure out what sort of rhythm works best for you.

Once you’ve found all that out, talk to your partner and have a few sessions of mutual masturbation together. They may also have been brought up to think that masturbation is wrong or embarrassing so reassure them. Pretty soon they’ll be enjoying themselves as much as you.

Try different positions

After that, start exploring sex positions and movements that also produce the right stimulation. For example the ‘Coital Alignment Technique’ – if that’s something you’ve never heard of, Google it! It’s also often called ‘grinding the corn,’ and is a variation on the missionary position where your partner rides high and puts more pressure on your clitoris. It’s also worth exploring the woman on top positions. And the rear entry positions, especially because they allow either you or your partner to stimulate your clitoris manually while you’re having sex.

So experiment lots, and constantly talk together about what’s working and what’s not. And before long you’ll be able to get an orgasm during sex with your partner whenever you want one.


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