11 different types of orgasm and how you can have each (2)

From clitoral Os to nipple climaxes to some even we have never heard of (but can’t wait to try out), here are the concluding part of all the kinds of orgasms the female body is capable of—plus how to experience them more often.

Squirting Orgasm

Yes, female ejaculation really exists; it’s the hallmark of this type of orgasm. “Sometimes when women are sexually aroused or stimulated there is an expulsion of fluid from the glands around the urethra or anterior surface of the vagina during or before orgasm, though it’s still hotly contested where the fluid actually comes from,” says Dr. Ross. The fluid is typically clear and doesn’t resemble urine, and there can be a moderate amount released or a full-on gush.

G-spot stimulation is the type of touching that typically leads to squirting. But caressing and teasing the area surrounding the urethra has also been known to result in a soak-the-sheets climax. “No one really knows the exact number of women who experience a squirting orgasm, so with that uncertainty in mind, it was found that 10-50% of women have, at one time or another, had a ‘gushing’ moment during orgasm,” says Dr. Ross.

Cervical Orgasm

You might only think of your cervix in terms of a pelvic exam or pregnancy, but it can be a major erogenous zone as well and produce its own unique kind of orgasm, says Dr. Hall. It’s not something every woman will experience since the cervix can also be too sensitive to direct touch. But cervical stimulation is linked to strong, intense orgasms, she says.

It’s best to try a cervical orgasm when you’re super aroused and have had lots of foreplay, which can make your cervix more receptive to touch. Try having your partner use slow, deep strokes, or if his penis is too much, use fingers or a vibrator. Just don’t push it if it’s not working for you—there are plenty of other ways to experience an O.

Nipple Orgasm

You know your breasts and nipples are major erogenous zones; your nipples especially react to being touched and stroked, since they’re loaded with nerve endings and super sensitive skin. But some women really can experience a big O just by having their nipples caressed and kissed. There’s no clear consensus on how many women are able to orgasm without any below the belt contact, and researchers aren’t sure why nipple orgasms happen.

But hey, if the idea appeals to you, you could have a lot of fun trying to figure it out. With enough kissing, sucking, and caressing, “these are zones that can bring some woman to orgasm,” confirms Dr. Ross.

Excercise Orgasm/ Coregasm

Reaching climax while engaged in a tough workout may sound a little strange. But workout-induced orgasms, or coregasms, are real. A study from Indiana University found that 370 of 530 women surveyed had experienced orgasm or sexual pleasure while working out, usually from core-based exercises.

“One of the ways to induce an orgasm is to super-squeeze your PC muscles and you can develop them and make them stronger,” says Dr. Hall. “If someone has very well developed PC muscles and during exercises, they really start to contract them, I think orgasms are absolutely possible during that.” But most women will need some type of clitoral and/or vaginal stimulation to go along with that if they want to see stars as well, she adds.

Sleep Orgasm

We’ve had sensual dreams before. But this is a whole other thing. “Some women can have an orgasm during an erotic dream while sleeping,” says Dr. Ross. One report indicates that 37% of women have had one of these sleep orgasms by the time they’re 45, but it’s difficult to know how common they really are.

Sleep orgasms usually start with a sexy dream, which causes increased blood flow to the genitals as well as major relaxation, which somehow allows the body to reach orgasm while a woman isn’t even awake.

Multiple Orgasm

You can’t have too much of a good thing, right? That’s the appeal of multiple orgasms, something women can indulge in because unlike men, females don’t experience a refractory period after climaxing that requires some downtime before gearing up for round two.

“Women reach a certain heightened state of ecstasy with their first orgasm, and then can stay up there on this plateau,” says Dr. Hall. “With more and more simulation, they can have multiple orgasms.” Many women do experience this, she says, but not every woman will want to.

But if you do, here’s a strategy: keep contracting your pelvic muscles on your own (by squeezing and releasing the way you would if you were holding in your urine stream), suggests Dr. Hall. This keeps blood flow high, which increases sensitivity and makes orgasm number 2 easier to reach. If you don’t go all the way back down to the pre-arousal state, you can work your way up to another orgasm more quickly.

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11 different types of orgasms and how to have each (1)

Any type of orgasm feels incredible, and there’s nothing wrong with sticking to the strokes and touches that you know bring you to the brink every time. But variety really is the spice of life. You wouldn’t eat the same three meals every day, nor would you wear the same outfit over and over. So why not expand your sexual horizons and explore the 11 different types of orgasms the female body is capable of?

Before getting started, it helps to understand what an orgasm actually is. “An orgasm is a physical reflex that occurs when muscles tighten during sexual arousal and then relax through a series of rhythmic contractions,” says gynecologist Dr. Sherry Ross, MD. Each climax can feel different in terms of intensity and duration, depending on how and what part of your body is being aroused, she adds. Besides providing a physical release, it’s also an emotional one—allowing you to feel closer to your partner or simply de-stress after a tough day.

Some kinds of orgasm focus on the vagina only; others allow you to feel earth-quaking intensity in places you never thought of as erogenous zones. You owe it to yourself to find out the pleasure your body can experience—allow us to get you up to speed with all the different Os out there.

Clitoral Orgasm

The clitoris is the go-to sweet spot for most women when they want to experience the pleasure and release of an orgasm. But while clitoral orgasms may be the most accessible kind, this tiny, mostly hidden bliss button is highly individualistic. Every woman prefers a different types of touch here to reach climax.

“The clitoris is a very sensitive part of a woman’s anatomy, composed of millions of nerve endings similar to that of the penis,” says Dr. Ross. Having it touched, caressed, or stroked via direct or indirect stimulation (in other words, through fabric, or by touching the labia surrounding the clitoris) prompts an increase in blood flow to the area, making the clitoris engorged and in need of release.

A study from the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy found that several types of clitoral strokes (think up-and-down, back-and-forth, and both wide and small circles) can lead to orgasm. Experiment on your own and show your partner what you like. If clitoral orgasms don’t come easy for you or you’re having trouble reaching climax, consider looking into sex toys designed with clitoral orgasm in mind, such as a mini vibrator you or your partner can wear on your fingertips.

G-Spot Orgasm

Your G-spot is on the front wall of your vagina, about halfway between your vaginal opening and cervix. It’s not something you can see but you can usually feel it; insert a finger into your vagina and press forward (making a come-hither motion). You should detect a slightly bumpy or ridged area, says Dr. Ross. For some women, it feels spongy.

Pressing this spot gently and stroking it lightly is what many women do to prime themselves for a G-spot orgasm, also known as a vaginal orgasm. “When you’re sexually aroused, the G-spot will fill with blood and swell up,” says Dr. Ross. Touching it in a way that feels good to you with fingers, your partner’s penis, or a vibrator can trigger what many women describe as a deeply intense, shaken-to-the-core kind of climax.

Blended Orgasm

If you can handle two, three, or even four times the intensity and pleasure of a regular O, this kind of orgasm is for you. A blended orgasm is a climax that happens when more than one erogenous zone is being stimulated at the same time. G-spot penetration along with clitoral touching is one way to experience the explosive orgasm that typically results. But it could also come from vaginal penetration along with clitoral, nipple, or anal stimulation—or all of these simultaneously.

“The more stimulation there is, the more blood flow will result, and the bigger the orgasm will be,” says Prudence Hall, MD, gynecologist and medical director of the Hall Center in Southern California. Many combinations of touching and teasing can trigger a blended orgasm, but if you’re looking to have one with a partner, consider the woman on top position (your hands, and your partner’s, are free to touch your clitoris, breasts, or butt) or bringing a vibrator into the bedroom.

Anal Orgasm

Anal sex or anal play isn’t every woman’s cup of tea. Some love it and others don’t care for it at all. But if you’re in the former category (or you’ve never tried it before and think you might be), an anal orgasm is one you should know about.

Because the anus and rectum are so close to the vagina and clitoris—and are connected by a thin stretch of tissue called the perineum—they share many of the same nerves and muscles, including the PC (or pelvic floor) muscle, says Dr. Hall. The PC muscle is highly sensitive for many women, and stimulating it can trigger a vaginal orgasm—and an anal one as well, she says.

Still not sure about this one? Take it from the many women who do report having orgasms from anal sex. But this type of sex does come with risks that are important to consider before you try it. Safe sex is a must for you and your partner.

The clitoris and G-spot aren’t the only pleasure buttons below the belt. Real women, as well as sex researchers, say that there are additional erogenous zones inside the vagina that when touched the right way can lead to what’s collectively known as a deep vaginal orgasm.

Deep Vaginal Erogenous Zone Orgasm

First, comes the A-spot, located on the high front (or anterior) wall of the vagina just beneath the cervix. Next is the O-spot (for orgasm), which can be found on the back wall of the vagina, almost behind the cervix. “I can’t see these when I look at a vagina,” Dr. Hall says. But the ligaments here contain nerves that appear to be highly sensitive for many women. If fingers, a toy, or a penis fills the vagina enough at the high end of it and those nerves are really stimulated, it can be very, very pleasurable, she believes. “It could cause the whole uterus to contract during an orgasm—there can be massive contractions in the whole area,” she adds.

Squirting Orgasm

Yes, female ejaculation really exists; it’s the hallmark of this type of orgasm. “Sometimes when women are sexually aroused or stimulated there is an expulsion of fluid from the glands around the urethra or anterior surface of the vagina during or before orgasm, though it’s still hotly contested where the fluid actually comes from,” says Dr. Ross. The fluid is typically clear and doesn’t resemble urine, and there can be a moderate amount released or a full-on gush.

G-spot stimulation is the type of touching that typically leads to squirting. But caressing and teasing the area surrounding the urethra has also been known to result in a soak-the-sheets climax. “No one really knows the exact number of women who experience a squirting orgasm, so with that uncertainty in mind, it was found that 10-50% of women have, at one time or another, had a ‘gushing’ moment during orgasm,” says Dr. Ross.

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5 rituals that will help your brain stay young

Thanks to improvements in medicine, more of us are living longer. That means we have a heightened investment in making sure our brains stay in shape as we age, too.

Lucky for us, advanced technologies have enabled researchers to understand how the brain works, what it responds to, and even how to retrain it. For instance, we know our brains prefer foods with high levels of antioxidants, including blueberries, kale, and nuts. We know that a Mediterranean diet, which is largely plant-based and rich in whole grain, fish, fruits, and red wine, can lead to higher brain functions. And we know that smiling can retrain our brains to look for positive possibilities rather than negative ones.

Whether you’re 25 or 65, consider adopting these five simple rituals that cognitive scientists say can help your brain grow new cells, form new neural pathways, improve cognition, and keep your outlook positive and sharp.

Here are the 5 rituals that can help your brains stay young…

Congratulate yourself for small wins

The frequency of success matters more than the size of success, so don’t wait until the big wins to congratulate yourself, says B.J. Fogg, director of the Persuasive Tech Lab at Stanford University. Instead, come up with daily celebrations for yourself; your brain doesn’t know the difference between progress and perceived progress.

Both progress and setbacks are said to greatly influence our emotions. So the earlier in the day you can feel successful, the better—feelings of excitement help fuel behaviors that will set you up for successes. For instance, a productive morning routine can be used to motivate you through the rest of the day. We feel happier and encouraged as our energy levels increase, and feel anxiety or even depression as our energy levels go down.

Keep your body active

According to neurologist Etienne van der Walt, keeping active is one of the best ways to improve brain health. As he told Quartz earlier this year, “Specific forms of exercises have been shown to be very beneficial for … brain growth.”

Simply speaking, when we exercise, our heart rate increases, oxygen is pumped to the brain at a much faster rate, and new brain cells develop more quickly. The more brain cells we create, the easier it is for cells to communicate with one another, developing new neural pathways. Ultimately, our brains become more efficient and plastic, which means better cognitive performance.

A 2014 study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign found that children who regularly exercised had higher “attentional inhibition,” defined by The New York Times as “the ability to block out irrelevant information and concentrate on the task at hand.” The Times article also noted that study participants ended the with “heightened abilities to toggle between cognitive tasks.” It doesn’t even take that much sweat to keep your brain in good shape.

It doesn’t even take that much sweat to keep your brain in good shape. A study conducted by the department of exercise science at the University of Georgia in 2003 found that an exercise bout of just 20 minutes is enough to change the brain’s information processing and memory functions.

Bottom line: however you decide to keep active, just keep moving.

Stretch your brain muscles

Like other muscles in your body, if you don’t use the brain, you’ll eventually lose it. This means it’s crucial to exercise your brain and keep it stimulated.

Tara Swart, a senior lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, notes that it’s especially important to target areas of your brain that you use less frequently. Good suggestions for stretching your brain muscles include learning to speak a new language, learning to play a new instrument, or even learning to juggle.

To enhance his own cognitive prowess, author James Altucher tries to come up with new ideas every day.

He Wrote, ”Take a waiter’s pad. Go to a local cafe. Maybe read an inspirational book for 10 to 20 minutes. Then start writing down ideas. The key here is, write 10 ideas … a waiter’s pad is too small to write a whole novel or even a paragraph. In fact, it’s specifically made to make a list. And that’s all you want, a list of ideas.”

Midway through the exercise, Altucher says his brain will actually start to “hurt.” Whether he ends up using the ideas or throwing them away is not the point. But it is important to vary your routine. Harvard psychologist Shelley H. Carson, the author of Your Creative Brain, also believes that mixing things up and even allowing yourself to become distracted can be an important cognitive tool.

Sit upright

Mothers everywhere were really onto something when they instructed their children to sit up straight. Not only is an upright position found to increase energy levels and enhance our overall mood, it’s also been shown to increase our confidence, as in this 2013 preliminary research conducted by Harvard Business professor Amy Cuddy and her colleague, Maarten W. Bos.

Positioning yourself in a powerless, crouched position can make your brain more predisposed towards hopelessness. In the study, the researchers found that people who sit in collapsed positions—usually adopted to look at small wireless devices like smartphones and tablets—were less likely to stand up for themselves. Participants with bad posture were also the slowest to ask if they could leave when the experiment had been declared over. On the other hand, participants who were randomly assigned larger devices, like laptops and desktops, were more likely to sit upright and be assertive in asking if they could leave.

From a purely cognitive perspective, positioning yourself in a powerless, crouched position can make your brain more predisposed towards hopelessness, as well as more likely to recall depressive memories and thoughts. Researchers say this phenomenon is ingrained in our biology and traces back to how body language is “closely tied to dominance across the animal kingdom,” as Cuddy writes in her new book, Presence.

So what’s the best way to ensure you feel powerful in both body and mind? Erik Peper, a professor who studies psychophysiology at San Francisco State University, advises checking your posture every hour to make sure you’re not in the iHunch, or iPosture, position. He also advises bringing smaller devices up to your face while in use instead of forcing yourself to look downward at them in a collapsed position.

Sleep with your phone away from your head

There’s a lot of myths and half truths out there about how—and if—your smartphone may be affecting the brain. While there is still a lot of research that needs to be done on the topic of wireless devices, there does seem to be a link between blue light—emitted by electronic screens including those of smartphones—and sleep. Interrupting or changing our sleep patterns is bad for a lot of reasons. For example, lack of enough deep sleep could be preventing us from flushing harmful beta-amyloid from our brains.

According to Tara Swart, a senior lecturer at MIT specializing in sleep and the brain, our brains’ natural cleansing system requires six to eight hours of sleep. Without it, brains eventually encounter major build-ups of beta-amyloid, a neurotoxin found in clumps in the brains of people with neurological disorders like dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

While scientists have always known that the brain cleanses wastes, much like the body, the sophistication of this cleansing system was investigated in 2013 by Maiken Nedergaard of the Center for Translational Neuromedicine at the University of Rochester. This study found “hidden caves” that open up in our brains when we’re in a deep enough sleep. This liquid cleaning system, dubbed the “glymphatic system,” enables copious amounts of neurotoxins to be pushed through the spinal column.

So, exactly how far away do you need to keep your smart devices? We’re not completely sure, but Swart says it’s a good idea to not sleep with it next to your head. Ultimately, keeping our brains healthy takes willpower and resilience, just like with any other part of our bodies. But as research shows, staying sound of body and mind as we age is certainly possible—with a little effort.

Culled from weforum.org

 

Could it be my Prostate Doc?

Dr. Uche Oguekwe

Dr Uche is a Family Physician based in Edmonton Canada. He will present case based medical challenges and provide useful tips to help us stay healthy. He can be contacted via uoguekwe@doctors.org.uk, for any health related questions and he would reply in his weekly column.

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This is the question  most middle aged men readily ask their doctors, whenever they have any bladder or penile related symptoms.

As a young man growing up, I regularly saw older men in their 50’s and above spend more time than  required passing urine, well to me,  it seemed like they spent an eternity standing in front of the toilet, whilst I popped in and out and my job done.

Here I am, two decades later as a male family physician with a receding hairline and almost getting to the dreaded age where the fear of prostatic problem is the beginning of wisdom.
So, Doc! Could it be my prostate? Is a question I have been asked a lot lately by my male patients , especially those above 30 years old. With the availability of Dr Google, most patients come in petrified of possible prostatic problems. Therefore, I am to briefly discuss the common conditions affecting the prostate below.

 

Well the prostate is an organ that lies just below the male bladder and two common conditions of the prostate are enlargement of the prostate  ( also called Hypertrophy -BPH) and  for cancer of the prostate,  especially  in black men. I am not going to bore you with what the prostate is and its function, rather I would like to take you through the possible symptoms of an enlarged prostate and prostate carcinoma , when to seek medical advice and examination from your doctor and the symptoms that should make you seek an urgent appointment as well.

The possible symptoms of an enlarged prostate includes the following:

1.Difficulty initiating urine flow
2.Need to strain whilst passing urine
3.Waking up at night multiple times to pass urine
4.Dribbling of urine
5.Poor urine flow
6.Unable to hold your urine for long in your bladder

Symptoms of possible prostate cancer includes

Passing blood in urine
Blood in semen
Unable to pass urine at all
Pain in your testis
Pain between your scrotum and anus
Pain in your lower back or bone pain in your your thighs
Unwanted weight loss
All the symptoms listed for enlarged prostate above
You might not have any symptoms at all

What you should do if you develop any of the above symptoms

You should see your family physician if you have one, otherwise you can attend any clinic as a walk in and speak to a Doctor.

Your physician would most likely take your history by talking to you about your symptoms.

Your prostate would be examined, this is usually done by inserting a gloved finger through the anus to feel for the prostate and assess it’s size, feel for  any hard mass or lumps, to check if is painful to touch.

You would also be sent for a blood test , which should include prostate specific antigen assay (PSA).

If your examinations throws up possible suspicious mass or enlarged prostate, then you should be referred onward to a urologist. The urologist would take a sample from the prostate- (called a biopsy)

In summary enlargement of the prostate and cancer of the prostate are two different conditions, although both are very common in men above 50 years of age.  It is more common in black men and any man above 50 who has any worrying symptoms should not hesitate to have their prostate examined.
Not My Breast! Why Me?

 

Dr. Uche Oguekwe

Dr Uche is a Family Physician based in Edmonton Canada. He will present case based medical challenges and provide useful tips to help us stay healthy. He can be contacted via uoguekwe@doctors.org.uk, for any health related questions and he would reply in his weekly column.

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This is a question that I have been asked in the past when discussing the outcome of breast investigation with patients.
The breast in females is not just seen as an organ meant for feeding an infant, for some women it represents femininity,  it is seen as part of their beauty and such evokes different emotions when the mention of possible breast cancer comes up during a consultation.
Breast cancer is common in women all over the world and I would like to discuss how breast cancer might present, symptoms that should prompt early review by a physician and appropriate referral to a specialist breast clinic for further investigations. I will be using a case review today to help us address some of the issues encountered in everyday practice. It should be noted however that breast cancer is higher in older women above 50, however, it can present in women younger than 35 and men as well, yes Men are not exempt!
Case 1
Mrs. Adefunke K, 51yr old married woman with no children
-Previously fit and well woman, not on any regular medications
-does not smoke or drink
-works as a bank manager and lead a very busy life
-She noticed changes in her right nipple almost 2 years ago but did not think anything of it
-One year later, she noticed swelling to the right side of her neck, which was painless
-2 months before coming to see me, she started getting exhausted easily
-Noticed that she was not sweating as much on her right side and her right arm felt a bit weak well
-She also noticed right thigh pain for few weeks prior to seeing me
-She only presented to me as she was planning on going on holiday and wanted to check why she was always exhausted- which she had put down to stress at work
After taking her history, examination, and investigations, It was found that she had right breast cancer that had spread to most of her bones and she was very shocked initially as she never suspected breast cancer because she did not notice any lump in her breast, just nipple retraction
The symptoms that should be suspicious and warrant review
  1. Breast lump
  2. Nipple changes- inversion or retraction
  3. Blood stained discharge from the nipple
  4. Changes to the breast skin, rashes, swelling or dimpling of the breast
  5. Breast pain in the absence of trauma
What are the risk factors for breast cancer? This includes the following
  1. Previous history of breast cancer
  2. Female sex
  3. Age- common in those older than 50
  4. Previous history of ovarian or endometrial cancer
  5. Family history of breast cancer
  6. Obesity
  7. Use of alcohol
So what should you do if you are worried about your breast?
  1. Know what your breast looks like and see your family physician if there are any changes as mentioned above
  2. I am not sure if there is a breast screening program in Nigeria,  there are breast screening programs in most western countries, attend one if you fall within the age group
  3. Speak to your physician if you have a strong family history of breast cancer and find out what test are available in your local area.