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Do I have your attention?

One of the questions on my intake forms is “do you have 1) pain with orgasm and/or 2) difficulty with orgasm?” Lately I’ve been thinking I need to update this to be even more specific and detailed with my questioning.

Both historically and recently I have had clients confess to me that they have never experienced an orgasm. This is not uncommon to hear, so know you’re not alone. Many women also report urinary leakage with intercourse or orgasm as well.

The clitoris is truly an impressive organ, and is the only organ in the body specifically designed for pleasure, estimating ~8000 nerve endings (that’s 2x as much as the penis), making it the most sensitive organ out of both the female and male species.

The clitoris itself is up to 4 inches in length, with the majority of it hidden under the shaft of the clitoris and underneath the labia majora. Much like the penis, it becomes erect, growing in size with arousal and stimulation.

Statistics report that 75% of women need direct clitorial stimulation for orgasm; clinically I find that number to be closer to 85-90% of women. (psssst, there’s a reason for this)

But can pelvic floor physiotherapy help? Absolutely. While orgasm is truly multifaceted (how’s your relationship with your partner, how safe do you feel, are you exhausted, are you disinterested, do you have a history of trauma, where are you in your cycle, how aroused or lubricated are you, are you experiencing pain, etc, etc), the pelvic floor plays a huge role in one’s ability to orgasm.

Still have more questions? Call me, 509.999.3883 or email & I’ll let you know how I can help.


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