Time to get acquainted with this erogenous zone. Orgasms come in all different varieties. There's the clitoral orgasm, the G-spot orgasm, the cervical orgasm, even something called the core orgasm, or "core-gasm," which some women can experience by using their core muscles during a workout. But the one type of climax most women don't know about is the anal orgasm. Yep, this actually exists. Yet before you give the idea of a backdoor climax the side-eye, let sex experts explain why this area is a secret erongenous zone—and how stimulating it can deepen your sexual pleasure. Here's How to Have Each. Put simply, an anal O is the result of sexual stimulation of the nerves in and around the anus.
Anal orgasms are somewhat of a mystery to most of us mortals. Can anyone have one, regardless of anatomy? How do you give a woman or vagina-owning person an anal orgasm? Are they just for people with penises who have a prostate known as the P-spot?
What is an anal orgasm?
There's no denying that butts are all the rage: From toning your glutes to admiring Kim Kardashian's booty , butt stuff is a hot topic. And the final frontier of this booty-mania? There's no doubt that anal sex still comes with a bit of albeit sexy taboo. Perhaps that's because stepping into the anal arena for the first time can be intimidating, to say the least. What the heck are you supposed to do down there? Is it painful? And most of all: Is it actually possible to have an anal orgasm?
Meaning, yes, you can have orgasms during anal sex. Whatever your gender, the anus and rectum are part of your sexual apparatus; the nerves and musculature are connected, and anal, rectal, and perineal stimulation all affect the genitals, both directly and indirectly, says Patricia Johnson, co-author of Partners in Passion , Great Sex Made Simple , Tantra for Erotic Empowerment , and The Essence of Tantric Sexuality. In women, anal penetration stimulates the erectile tissue in the lower part of the vagina and the G-spot. In men, vigorous perineal stimulation can be felt in the prostate. For me it happens to be better and I'll come faster if it's intense in my bladder and I have to urinate, but that also can be what makes me squirt. So it's really amazing having anal sex, since there's multiple ways you can get pleased! The pudendal nerve also supplies the genitals with nerves and is thought to be most central to orgasm. The pelvic nerve connects the cervix, uterus, and prostate to the brain, and the hypogastric nerve relates to the vagina, cervix, and rectum. The role of the vagus nerve is less well understood, though research over the past decade has shown that some women with completely severed spinal cords can still experience orgasm and that the vagus nerve is the pathway. There are all kinds of serious nerve endings in the anus.