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Orgasmic Breathing: A Closer Look On Breath And Sex

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4 Books That Will Change How You Perceive Your Menstrual Cycle

4 Books That Will Change How You Perceive Your Menstrual Cycle

4 Books That Will Change How You Perceive Your Menstrual Cycle

4 Books That Will Change How You Perceive Your Menstrual Cycle

SEXUAL HEALTH

Orgasmic Breathing: A Closer Look On Breath And Sex

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Photography by Christie Graham

Those who are familiar with them know they can come in many forms: Orgasms.

Depending on the context, type of stimulation, and general well-being, they vary from fast eruptions of joy, a disappointingly shallow “sneeze”, to shivering and intensely long waves of ecstasy.

Just as there are many shapes and sizes of orgasms, there are multiple ways to get them. Usually, they come with the help of fingers, tongue, and/or vibrator, no news here. But, did you know that there is an astonishingly easy and hands-free method to intensify or trigger them?

This tool is so self-evident that it is unremarkable. Here is a hint: it’s the first and last thing we do on earth - can you guess what it is? No? Well, let me break the tension for you: it’s your breath!

Yes, you read that right, the way you breathe during sex can help you reach or boost your orgasm. Who would have thought that something so accessible, safe and, let's not forget, free, could be used to enhance your sex life? Not me, for starters.

“ Breathing deeply and deliberately when you are about to climax may seem obvious, but many people hold their breath at this point. ”

Orgasmic breathing can be defined as a breathwork practice that interconnects your mind, body, and breath in order to create an orgasmic experience. This practice has its roots in Tantra and can be performed solo, with a partner, or in groups.

There aren’t yet many scientific studies on this subject, but there are many women who report that its effects have been beneficial for what we call ‘the big O’.

Breathing deeply and deliberately when you are about to climax may seem obvious, but many people hold their breath at this point. Your body may tense up because you are very focused on the goal of having an orgasm, you are being careful not to make too much noise because of your neighbors, or you are afraid of letting yourself go. This, in turn, inhibits your sensations of relaxation, pleasure, and, ultimately, your orgasm.

In the ‘In A Woman’s Body Podcast’, Sheri Winston – sex educator and writer – beautifully states that the breath is a foundational tool we can use to become an ‘erotic virtuoso’, a master of our own instrument – aka our body. The breath, she says, can be used to align with your sexual energy because it interconnects your mind and body.

We are all about learning new skills, so here is our tip to get you started.

Start by just noticing your breathing during self-pleasure.

Then notice what happens when you experiment with deeper breathing, while focusing your attention on the connection between your mouth, throat, and genitals. Try it out several times, practice it and find out what works best for you
and your orgasms.

Breathing deeply and consciously into your abdomen and pelvic floor when you’re sexually aroused turns your awareness inward, which helps you focus more on your sensations. Physically, it increases your blood circulation and oxygen levels throughout your body and genitalia and helps your pelvic muscles to relax and contract. This, in turn, stimulates the feeling of pleasure and boosts the intensity of your orgasm.

Although it is possible to climax through orgasmic breathing alone, without physical stimulation, we invite you to don’t set this as your goal. Instead, explore, play and – above all- have fun!

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Written by Laura Schutte

Laura Schutte, MSc, is a Psychologist with a special interest in Sexology. She loves scientific research in this field as she believes there is still so much to discover.

She has supported both individuals and couples with sexual and relationship problems with a holistic perspective, as she finds it important because she thinks sexuality is very multifaceted and is always a combination of mental, physical, and social factors.

Those who are familiar with them know they can come in many forms: Orgasms.

Depending on the context, type of stimulation, and general well-being, they vary from fast eruptions of joy, a disappointingly shallow “sneeze”, to shivering and intensely long waves of ecstasy.

Just as there are many shapes and sizes of orgasms, there are multiple ways to get them. Usually, they come with the help of fingers, tongue, and/or vibrator, no news here. But, did you know that there is an astonishingly easy and hands-free method to intensify or trigger them?

This tool is so self-evident that it is unremarkable. Here is a hint: it’s the first and last thing we do on earth - can you guess what it is? No? Well, let me break the tension for you: it’s your breath!

Yes, you read that right, the way you breathe during sex can help you reach or boost your orgasm. Who would have thought that something so accessible, safe and, let's not forget, free, could be used to enhance your sex life? Not me, for starters.

“ Breathing deeply and deliberately when you are about to climax may seem obvious, but many people hold their breath at this point. ”

Orgasmic breathing can be defined as a breathwork practice that interconnects your mind, body, and breath in order to create an orgasmic experience. This practice has its roots in Tantra and can be performed solo, with a partner, or in groups.

There aren’t yet many scientific studies on this subject, but there are many women who report that its effects have been beneficial for what we call ‘the big O’.

Breathing deeply and deliberately when you are about to climax may seem obvious, but many people hold their breath at this point. Your body may tense up because you are very focused on the goal of having an orgasm, you are being careful not to make too much noise because of your neighbors, or you are afraid of letting yourself go. This, in turn, inhibits your sensations of relaxation, pleasure, and, ultimately, your orgasm.

In the ‘In A Woman’s Body Podcast’, Sheri Winston – sex educator and writer – beautifully states that the breath is a foundational tool we can use to become an ‘erotic virtuoso’, a master of our own instrument – aka our body. The breath, she says, can be used to align with your sexual energy because it interconnects your mind and body.

We are all about learning new skills, so here is our tip to get you started.

Start by just noticing your breathing during self-pleasure.

Then notice what happens when you experiment with deeper breathing, while focusing your attention on the connection between your mouth, throat, and genitals. Try it out several times, practice it and find out what works best for you
and your orgasms.

Breathing deeply and consciously into your abdomen and pelvic floor when you’re sexually aroused turns your awareness inward, which helps you focus more on your sensations. Physically, it increases your blood circulation and oxygen levels throughout your body and genitalia and helps your pelvic muscles to relax and contract. This, in turn, stimulates the feeling of pleasure and boosts the intensity of your orgasm.

Although it is possible to climax through orgasmic breathing alone, without physical stimulation, we invite you to don’t set this as your goal. Instead, explore, play and – above all- have fun!

 

4 Books That Will Change How You Perceive Your Menstrual Cycle

Image
Written by Laura Schutte

Laura Schutte, MSc, is a Psychologist with a special interest in Sexology. She loves scientific research in this field as she believes there is still so much to discover.

She has supported both individuals and couples with sexual and relationship problems with a holistic perspective, as she finds it important because she thinks sexuality is very multifaceted and is always a combination of mental, physical, and social factors.

4 Books That Will Change How You Perceive Your Menstrual Cycle

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