Vaginal vs. Clitoral Orgasm: Differences Between An Internal And External

There are actually three major types of orgasms that women experience during sex play; clitoral, vaginal and G-spot orgasms. But in this article, we are going to focus on the vaginal and clitoral orgasm as well as their differences.

How does clitoral orgasm differ from vaginal orgasm? Many women still don’t know exactly what gets them off. Is it direct clitoral stimulation? Friction from intercourse? Or a mixture of both? In order to understand a female orgasm, it helps to know the basics of orgasm and the parts it involved.

According to most resources, orgasm is defined as a series of involuntary muscular contractions; a tightening and releasing of the muscles in your genital area. It is also described as a feeling of intense pleasure that begins in the groin and spreads throughout the body.

When you are aroused, blood rushes to your genitals and you experience a buildup of energy in your nerve endings. That’s what happens biologically. But orgasms usually involve much more than basic physiological responses. This also invokes emotional, even spiritual reactions and for most women, they are indescribable.

Women have the potential to experience at least 3 types of orgasm during sex. Vaginal, clitoral and blended, which is a combination of the two.

Vaginal vs. Clitoral Orgasm

First off, the part you can see on the outside is not the vagina. It’s actually called the vulva; the vagina is the canal inside the vulva. Then there’s the clitoris. Most of us think of the clitoris as a small organ typically covered by a hood, but it’s actually so much more. There is the so called clitorourethrovaginal CUV complex that surrounds the vagina and the urethra. Since there is an external and internal portion of this CUV complex, there are two types of orgasms women can experience; clitoral and vaginal. The difference is just the means by which these nerves are stimulated.

Clitoral Orgasm

The clitoral orgasm is a type of orgasm experienced by the vast majority of women.  It is attained via direct clitoral stimulation. For clitoral orgasm, it’s the external part of the clitoris that is being stimulated.

Some say, most women don’t experience orgasm through intercourse and that’s because many positions don’t allow for direct clitoral stimulation. They reach climax sooner from clitoral stimulation since this tiny external portion has more nerve endings than any other human body part.


Vaginal Orgasm

For the vaginal orgasm, it’s the nerves inside the vagina that are being stimulated. Some women are able to attain vaginal orgasms, often referred to as a G-spot orgasm because they’re often induced by the G-spot or female prostate area. Vaginal orgasms involve the uterus and reproductive system muscles and are often experienced as a deeper orgasm than the clitoral orgasm.

Whether you’ve never had an orgasm or have only had one of these two, you have the potential to experience all types of orgasm, even multiple orgasms. It may take a little practice, but we can all get there. Keep in mind that while orgasms are great, they don’t have to be the focus of sex. Many consider orgasm just the icing on the cake.