What Is a Clitoral Orgasm?

A small vibrator can be used to stimulate the clitoris, resulting in a clitoral orgasm.
An orgasm may be accompanied by a clear fluid that comes from the urethra, though it usually does not contain urine.
Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, is often credited with inventing the concept of two types of female orgasms.
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A clitoral orgasm is an intense feeling of release and pleasure achieved by stimulating a woman’s clitoris, which is a sexual organ. The amount and kind of stimulation needed varies depending on the woman. This type of orgasm differs from vaginal orgasms because the former involves stimulating the clitoris, and the latter involves stimulating the vagina. After orgasm, a hormone called oxytocin is released, which helps make the woman feel calm and stress-free.

The clitoris must be stimulated to achieve this type of orgasm, but it does not have to be touched directly. In fact, some women find it painful to touch the organ without first experiencing indirect stimulation. Orgasm occurs after building tension, and may be accompanied by a clear fluid. The fluid comes from the urethra, which is where urine comes from, but it usually does not contain urine. Some women have difficulty achieving a clitoral orgasm, while others have difficulty achieving a vaginal orgasm.

Whether a woman experiences a clitoral or vaginal orgasm depends on what area is stimulated. It does not matter where in the body the orgasm is felt, and in fact, orgasms can be felt throughout the body, though the legs and pelvic region are common places. Any kind of orgasm can also result in a mild to severe headache, but the exact cause of this is unknown. If both the vagina and clitoris are stimulated until orgasm, it may not be possible to determine what kind of orgasm was had.


The regular release of the hormone oxytocin is an important aspect of the female hormonal system. While orgasm is not necessarily a part of reproductive sexual intercourse, it is still a valuable biological function because it results in the release of oxytocin, which makes women feel more relaxed and positive, and it plays a role in the hormonal aspect of the reproductive cycle.

Some people believe that differences between vaginal and clitoral orgasm are either exaggerated or false. This argument revolves around the concept that an orgasm is an orgasm; it does not matter what part of a woman’s body was stimulated in the process. The neurologist Sigmund Freud is often credited with inventing the concept of two types of female orgasms. Freud theorized that women who experience orgasm through clitoral stimulation are not as mature as women who experience vaginal orgasm, but this concept has been largely discredited.


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I am a 25 year old virgin. Recently when I enjoyed clitoral masturbation twice a week (had never done it this frequent) all of a sudden I experienced sensitive and bigger breasts with little pain. Is it due to hormones? Should I stop doing it often?

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