Exploring Cervical Orgasms
This article was medically fact-checked by Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Dr. Shree Datta.
Mind-bending. Transcendental. What the *insert expletive here* just happened?!
Those are just a few things that come to mind after experiencing a cervical orgasm.
While scientific evidence confirming the existence of cervical orgasms is limited, many women and people with vaginas self-report experiencing them.
Although the cervical orgasm itself is elusive, cervical stimulation is absolutely possible. We’re here to crack the code, and introduce you to a whole new world of pleasure *cue Alladin’s ‘A Whole New World’*.
In case you forgot, your cervix is the tiny donut-shaped organ that lies between the end of your vagina, and your uterus.
This gateway to your womb is constantly changing throughout your cycle, with pregnancy, labor, birth, arousal, and more. It’s location, length, opening, and lubrication levels all fluctuate with these changes.
It also holds the key to life-changing orgasms.
What Does it Feel Like?
Based on current evidence (or lack thereof), it’s unclear whether it’s actually possible to have different types of orgasms from different body parts (i.e. nipple, vaginal, cervical, etc.). It is, however, possible to stimulate different genital areas, triggering orgasms.
Because of its accessibility, many people are used to experiencing orgasms through clitoral stimulation only. Which means the blissful feelings that come from cervical stimulation may come as a (very pleasant) surprise.
Because the organ is deeper in your body than the clitoris, the sensations may feel deeper as well.
Clitoral orgasms, as amazing as they are, have a rise and fall to them. A quick build and drop. They reach an obvious crescendo and spike back down.
Based on self-reported experiences, cervical “orgasms” are a whole-body experience. You may feel it from the tips of your toes to your scalp, even the lengths of your hair and nails.
Taoist reflexology calls the cervix the reflexology point of the heart. And for a good reason. Pleasure from cervical stimulation can ripple through your body, the incredible rush of oxytocin may leave you swooning over your partner with mushy-gushy feelings of love. As well as a profound love for yourself and the universe.
Do it Yourself
Ok, now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for, drum roll please…a how-to on diving into the sea of cervical stimulation.
First off, it helps to explore your cervix. To have an understanding of what yours looks like, and demystify this hidden trove of treasures.
At first, try finding it with your fingers. It sort of feels like the tip of your nose, squishy yet firm, however, it will feel different all the time.
The next step is to see it. You can try solo, or with a partner, by using a speculum (like those used in PAP smears), a flashlight, mirror, and probably a gentle lube. The Beautiful Cervix Project sells DIY home kits and is also a place to look at the vast array of cervixes out there. Keep in mind- this totally isn’t necessary to start stimulating your cervix, but it is cool!
As with anything, communication is key to exploring these new oceans of ecstasy. Tell your partner you’re interested in trying out cervical stimulation. Discuss any hesitation, anxieties, blocks, with them- as well as your desires. For you solo adventurers, you can totally have this conversation with yourself- or your journal.
Take your time.
One of the biggest blocks to reaching cervical orgasms is rushing. It can take time to feel aroused enough to be ready for such deep penetration. Take your time with sensual kisses and tantalizing whole body touches. As you become more aroused, the cervix lifts up, and slightly opens.
The cervix can be incredibly sensitive. Especially if this is new. It may feel really intense at first. Some people also may not feel cervical stimulation, at least initially. Be mindful and don’t try to push past feelings of pain or discomfort. Take a step back, and try a different pace, position, or on a different day.
Slow it down. Gentle pulses are a great way to start. Think of it more as a massage than a fast thrust. Once you get going, you may find you need it faster, stronger, or slower- be sure to communicate this with your partner (if one is present).
You know your body best, and it might take some experimenting to see what positions hit the spot. Also, keep in mind the way your partner’s penis (if they have one) lines up with your anatomy. The same goes for toys. This can be a bit of trial and error. But if you’re enjoying yourself in the meantime, there’s no error to be made!
Some tried and true cervix stimulating positions are doggy style and missionary with your legs on their shoulders, or with your butt propped up.
A crowd favorite is for you to lay on your back, leaning slightly to one side, and have your partner enter you from an angle. This allows for deep intimacy, eye contact, kissing, and clitoral stimulation.
Things to Remember
Drop Expectations. As motivating as all this may sound, the point is not to reach an end goal. It’s to develop a deeper sense of trust, intimacy, and surrender with yourself and your partner. This sort of opening is what allows for deep cervical stimulation. Take the focus away from orgasms, and shift it to connection and exploration.
Toys are awesome! Toys and dildos can totally be used to explore cervical stimulation, it’s just a matter of finding the right one. Just be sure to properly sanitize it to avoid any cervical infections.
The cervix can not be penetrated. Instead of thinking of penetrating it, remember you are stimulating it.
Be vocal. There is a direct connection from the throat to the cervix via the vagus nerve. Relax the jaw and face, you can try massaging them as well, and allow whatever noises that come up, to come out.
Cervical play can feel incredibly vulnerable. It may bring up deep emotions, traumas, and other blocks you had stored in your body. If you experience a “cervical orgasm”, it may bring you to tears, thanks to the otherworldly feelings of ecstasy and oneness they can bring on.
Relax into the experience, and just enjoy the process!
Facts checked by:
Dr. Shree Datta
Dr. Shree Datta is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in London, specialising in women’s health including all menstrual problems such as fibroids and endometriosis. Dr. Shree is a keen advocate for patient choice, having written numerous articles and books to promote patient and clinician information. Her vision resonates with INTIMINA, with the common goals of demystifying periods and delivering the best possible care to her patients
Natasha (she/her) is a full-spectrum doula and health+wellness copywriter. Her work focuses on deconstructing the shame, stigma, and barriers people carry around birth, sex, health, and beyond, to help people navigate through their lives with more education and empowerment. You can connect with Natasha on IG @natasha.s.weiss.