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It is claimed that women fake orgasms because of insecurities. But as women have a tremendous capacity for pleasure, perhaps men just aren't stimulating the right places. As scary as it might sound to some men, you really need to delve into the female brain to better understand how to increase her pleasure enough that she explodes.

Women like variety. As the adage goes, a woman wants one man to satisfy her every need, while a man wants every woman to satisfy his one need. Which is why the first thing guys should know is that women have multiple types of orgasms. (Although there is debate on how many types, some women claim there are as many as seven to ten different kinds.) This is a key point to understand.

orgasm donorYes, G-spot orgasms are the most intense. But there are other areas of a woman's body that you can stimulate where women will still have very powerful orgasms. For example, done right, nipples are an incredibly erogenous zone. Scientists have determined through brain scans that stimulating different parts of the body light-up different areas of the brain, thus providing different types of orgasms. In fact, "more than 30 areas of the brain are active during the event, including those involved in touch, memory, reward - and even pain."

All together women: "DUH!"

While this might be common sense to most women, it's unclear to many men. Women experience sexuality differently than men do. Men need to realize that a woman wants more than just one part of her body stimulated. As they often assert, women are looking for the "complete package."

Sure, women also have responsibility in this equation. For a woman, orgasms require a certain state of mind to feel the excitement and pleasure. Desire is essential for your neurology to release dopamine. As the video points out, the more a woman understands her body, the more likely she is to orgasm. She shouldn't be preoccupied, anxious, or worried. There are also training devices for your pelvic muscles like the COME to greatly increase the chances of an orgasm.

How much do you and your sexual partner communicate about what stimulation pleases you most? Are you uncomfortable talking about your erogenous zones with your lover? When do you discuss what arouses you - before, during, and/or after sex? What do you do to learn new ideas for pleasing your partner? Do people with more experience make better lovers?

It's what women have been telling men for decades: stimulating the vagina is not the same as stimulating the clitoris. Now brain scan data has added weight to their argument.

The precise locations that correspond to the vagina, cervix and female nipples on the brain's sensory cortex have been mapped for the first time, proving that vaginal stimulation activates different brain regions to stimulation of the clitoris. The study also found a direct link between the nipples and the genitals, which may explain why some women can orgasm through nipple stimulation alone...

"This is hard proof that there is a big difference between stimulating those different regions," says Stuart Brody of the University of the West of Scotland in Paisley, UK, one of the researchers in the study.

Some have argued that women who derive pleasure from vaginal stimulation do so because their clitoris is being indirectly stimulated, but the current findings contradict this. "They support the reports of women that they experience orgasm from various forms of stimulation," says Beverly Whipple, also of Rutgers University, who was not involved in the current study...

Komisaruk also checked what happened when women's nipples were stimulated, and was surprised to find that in addition to the chest area of the cortex lighting up, the genital area was also activated. "When I tell my male neuroscientist colleagues about this, they say: 'Wow, that's an exception to the classical homunculus,'" he says. "But when I tell the women they say: 'Well, yeah?'" It may help explain why a lot of women claim that nipple stimulation is erotic, he adds.

The next step is to map what other areas of the brain light up in response to clitoral and vaginal stimulation. Komisaruk would also like to see what happens when the area that supposedly contains the G-spot is stimulated, as women in the current study just stimulated the front wall of the vagina generally...

Meanwhile, Komisaruk says that nipple stimulation could enhance genital sensation in women with nerve damage. "It could be a supplement for experiencing orgasm," he says.

Sex on the brain: What turns women on, mapped out

(You can read the full scientific study at Women's Clitoris, Vagina, and Cervix Mapped on the Sensory Cortex: fMRI Evidence - Journal of Sexual Medicine, DOI: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2011.02388.x)


Original posting by Braincrave Second Life staff on Aug 18, 2011 at http://www.braincrave.com/viewblog.php?id=627

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