Have you ever tried to count the number of ways to have an orgasm? There’s clitoral, vaginal, anal, nipple… the list goes on. But did you know that you can actually mix and match these body parts to have a blended orgasm? It’s true. There’s an entire world of orgasms that can be achieved through stimulating two different nerve-dense areas of the body at the same time, and it’s known as blended orgasms.
If you want to take your orgasms to the next level, blended orgasms might be your ticket. Stimulating two separate body parts can widen the pleasure in your body and increase satisfaction, but remember, while orgasms are the highlight of sex for some, kicking up the intensity might require trying different techniques before finding what’s best for you. Ahead, we are breaking down exactly what a blended orgasm is, what makes it so intense, and of course, how to have one—no matter your pleasure preferences.
What is a blended orgasm?
A blended orgasm is a type of orgasm brought on by stimulating two separate erogenous zones at the same time, and this orgasm is often described as more intense than a typical O. The most common type of a blended orgasm is when someone stimulates their clitoris and vagina at the same time. In fact, there are hundreds of sex toys designed for this kind of blended orgasm—rabbit vibrators, dual stimulation toys, and cock rings are made for blended orgasms during partnered sex.
This isn’t the only way to have blended orgasms though—there are seemingly endless combinations for having them, and for many, each one comes with a different flavor of pleasure and excitement. Blended orgasms can also be achieved through erogenous zones like the g-spot, nipples, anus, prostate, penis, and even your lips, ears, head, feet, or the back of your knees.
What makes blended orgasms more intense?
The plain and simple truth is that orgasms feel different from person to person and how
pleasurable they are can change from day to day due to a variety of factors, explains Isabelle Uren, certified sex expert at Bedbible.com. “That being said, blended orgasms are often described as more intense due to the multiple areas of stimulation involved,” Uren says. “Additionally, the pleasure may be more diffused throughout the body, as it originates from two different areas.”
Different erogenous zones are connected to different nerves that carry the stimulation to our brain, making sensations in different parts of our bodies feel different. The pudendal nerve, for example, transmits sensations from the external clitoris or the skin of the penis to the brain, while the g-spot enrolls the pudendal nerve, as well as the pelvic nerve and the hypogastric nerve, according to Dr. Nan Wise, author of Why Good Sex Matters.
6 ways to have a blended orgasm
If you’re someone who likes options, you’re in luck. When it comes to having blended orgasms, there is a huge menu of choices. Here are six ways to try it out:
1. Try the clitoral-vaginal blended orgasm
Perhaps the most common blended orgasm, this climax happens when someone stimulates their vagina and their external clitoris at the same time. This blended orgasm is often described as far more pleasurable than an orgasm from stimulating just one of these areas.
To try this, Uren says to start by using lube to stimulate your external clitoris and labia. When you’re ready, insert your fingers into your vagina and stimulate the front wall (where your belly is). “Continue stimulating both your clitoris and the front wall of your vagina at a speed and pressure that feels good for you until you reach orgasm,” Uren directs. The best part? You can do this solo or with a partner.
2. Use dual stimulation toys
When it comes to clitoral-vaginal blended orgasms, there are hundreds (really, hundreds) of sex toys designed just for this. A rabbit vibrator, for example, has one shaft designed to be inserted into your vagina or g-spot, and another smaller shaft to stimulate your external clitoris. Oftentimes, one or both of these shafts vibrate, giving you the option to add intense rumbles and turn up the intensity of a blended orgasm.
There are also toys similar to rabbit vibrators designed for internal and external stimulation, except on these toys, the smaller shaft for external stimulation has a suction component to mimic oral sex. Additionally, cock rings are designed to provide external, clitoral stimulation during penetrative sex, which helps lead to a blended orgasm.
3. Try butt play
The anus is a highly dense area of nerve that can be combined with another erogenous zone in many ways. For starters, your partner can perform oral sex on you while stimulating your butt at the same time. By using lube, trace the opening of the anus, gently slide a finger inside the anus and hold it there, or move the finger in and out.
One of the best ways to have a blended orgasm with butt play is by using a butt plug so that your hands are free to stimulate other body parts. Butt plugs come in all shapes, sizes, weights, and even textures to customize how you want to intensify your experience. Many butt plugs even vibrate, and the pattern and intensity of vibration can easily be controlled with a remote.
4. Use a prostate massager
Those with a penis and prostate should consider a prostate massager for more precise stimulation either alone or with a partner. Prostate massagers are designed to invigorate the prostate while giving you a hands-free experience to stimulate other areas of the body, making a blended orgasm much easier. Some prostate massagers even vibrate, taking orgasm to another level.
5. Add nipple stimulation
Nipples are often forgotten when it comes to blended orgasms. For many people, nipple play can add an intense second layer of stimulation when added to anal, clitoral, penile, or vaginal play. You can derive pleasure from sucking, biting, squeezing, flicking, clamping, or tickling your nipples—and each will have a different sensation.
6. Incorporate ‘underserviced’ erogenous zones
There are so many places dense with nerve endings that people often forget about. “Underserviced erogenous zones,” a term I first learned from Sex Educator, Luna Matatas, describes an area of the body that can be high in pleasure but is often left out during sex.
If you’re setting out to have a blended orgasm, choose your favorite body part to stimulate, and then add in an underserved erogenous zone. This could be your feet, wrists, the back of your knees, belly, or back. Additionally, your ears, the top of your head, and armpits are all highly sensitive places that can be especially tantalizing if you can’t access your genitals or don’t have sensations in them.