Get Hot & Bothered on International Orgasm Day
For us at LELO, orgasm is an experience of physical and spiritual joy that we think everyone should enjoy, so when July 31st rolls around, it’s almost like ‘our’ holiday! Unfortunately, orgasm is still far from being enjoyed by everyone that it should.
A study conducted by us revealed that 47% of people have, at least once in their life, faked an orgasm . A figure far too big in our eyes and that we want at all costs to be reduced, because an orgasm is not so difficult to achieve, provided you know how to do it.
In our mission to lower that percentage, we want you to practice, practice, practice and show off everything you have learned on the final exam that will be held on July 31st, worldwide.
Because we’re all such overachievers, here is a complete guide that will guarantee you an O the size of the moon and a pass on the final exam.
1. Study the exam material by yourself before meeting with your study-buddy.
When we say exam material, we mean your body and when we say study-buddy, we mean your partner. Or toy. Or both. Poorly constructed innuendos aside, getting in touch with your body (pun intended) and figuring out what gets your motor running will:
- help you get off
- help someone to help you get off
- help you learn your preferences so you can choose a nice toy to treat yourself with once you totally smash this exam.
2. Communicate. If you’re old enough to do it, you’re old enough to talk about it.
That’s right, we said it. In the year 2018, where women buy their own condoms like it’s nobody’s business (because it’s really not), every single person that’s doing it, should be able to actually talk about it. First and foremost, talk to your partner – there is literally no I in orgasm. Now that you have finally gotten to know your body, it’s time to share the knowledge. And in this case, sharing definitely is caring. Oh and talk to your friends. Everybody’s doing it.
3. Ditch that one-size-fits-all mindset. There is no right or wrong.
Orgasms are not a one-size-fits-all thing. While talking about sex and self-lovin’ is important, remember that what works for your friend, might not work for you. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. You’ll just have to do some more research. Damn.
4. You might not be given a written exam, but there might be an oral exam in the works.
We promise this was the last pun. Anyway, once you have learned what floats your boat, it’s time to apply the knowledge! Grab a willing partner, or your trusty toy, or even better, grab them both and go to town! It’s an orgasm, not rocket science so just relax – you’ll ace this exam.
Your report cards are due for inspection August 1st, first thing in the morning.
Donna is a Volonté contributor and freelancer who lives in San Francisco with her understanding husband and not-so-understanding teenage sons. Her work has been published in The Journal of Sexology and she is currently writing a book on love languages.