The Female Orgasm

My quest to demystify and better understand the female orgasm began in 2019 after making this video dedicated to my own experiences with orgasm.

I’ve never been able to orgasm from vaginal penetration alone, and I knew from my work as a pelvic physical therapist that my experience was actually the norm—that most women and people with vulvas need clitoral stimulation to orgasm. However, given the number of questions about this topic that I’d receive in the clinic, it became clear to me that this wasn’t common knowledge.

So, not only did this prompt me to make a video sharing my experience and the research that backs my claim, but it also inspired me to start collecting my own “research” in the form of The Female Orgasm Survey—an anonymous, three-question survey that explores whether or not those of us with vulvas can orgasm via penetration alone, and how we orgasm if we can!

Current results of 1,162 entries, as of May 2022:

What began as my hope to demonstrate that most women need clitoral stimulation to orgasm has evolved, as the survey’s 1000+ entries are far more honest, beautiful, heart-breaking, inspiring, and raw than I ever could have imagined.

It is now my intention and honor to showcase the breadth and depth that is the spectrum of the female orgasm experience through some sort of artistic medium—currently that exists on the survey’s Instagram, but one day it will also hopefully exist as a book! Of course I recognize that these kinds of online survey results cannot be published through the lens of legitimate research, but some of these stories are simply incredible, and other women and vulva-owners need to hear them.

If you have a vulva and you’d like to participate, you can take the survey here.

I’ve also created other videos related to the topic that may be of interest! They include a video dedicated to understanding clitoral anatomy, the proposal of the female prostate as our g-spot, exploring female ejaculation and squirting, and, finally, presenting my hypothesis that females are capable of orgasming in an infinite number of ways.