November 22, 2010
Media Perception on Sexuality
In the article, “Multiple O’s: Why One Orgasm is Never Enough,” from the popular Cosmopolitan magazine, the author (unmentioned) educates female readers on what multiple orgasms are, how to achieve them, shares opinions of sex experts, and shares stories of women who experienced multiple orgasms for the first time and turned it into a regular event. Quoting Barbara Keesling, Ph.D., author of Supersexual Orgasm (HarperCollins, 1997), “If you can have one orgasm, you can have more than one,” Cosmopolitan explains in contrast to men, females are actually capable of two different types of multiple orgasms because women have no refractory period. The first type are sequential multiples, a series of climaxes that are from two to 10 minutes apart, with a drop-off in arousal in between. The second type are serial multiple orgasms, where “here you feel wave after wave of pleasure, one on top of the other,” explains Susan Crain Bakos, author of Sexational Secrets (St. Martin’s Press, 1996). Serial multiples are separated by mere seconds with barely any interruption in arousal. Cosmopolitan first claims that if women are not enjoying multiple orgasms, it’s probably because the women are not seeking them out. The author suggests to the reader that: she shouldn’t assume she is only capable of only having one orgasm, starting off a sexual encounter with oral sex (also recommending a certain technique), stimulating her G-spot (and how to find it), adjusting the angle of her hips, stimulating what Keesling calls the “cul-de-sac” deep within the vagina (located near the cervix), strengthening her pubococcygeus muscles (PC) via Kegal exercises, sending her body signals that it’s time for another orgasm (such as moaning out loud, breathing faster and harder, and tightening and loosening he pelvic muscles), and practicing a technique called peaking (which...