As Colbie Caillat sang, “It starts in my toes, makes me crinkle my nose,” a full body orgasm is kind of like that, but in the most satisfyingly sexual way possible.
To enjoy a full body orgasm, it feels as though rippling waves are coursing through you with muscle contractions in your abdomen and other parts of the body completely taking over. It’s a way to forget about localised pleasure, and to move sexual energy through the body and beyond.
“Your toes may curl, your abs tighten, your legs may spasm, even fingers have been known to go numb,” says sexpert Gigi Engle. And who wouldn’t want to experience this moment of sexual euphoria?
With that, here’s how you can achieve a full body orgasm… you’re welcome.
The Two Most Popular Ways to Achieve a Full Body Orgasm
There’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to pleasure. But there are two popular ways that many can experience this kind of erotic orgasm.
The first is the tantric approach, which is much more than sexual. In fact, tantra is all about deep breathing, channelling, and patience. The second is to stimulate multiple erogenous zones at the same time, for example: the clitoris, the G-spot, and the nipples.
But fear not, a full body orgasm is not just possible for vulva owners. Anyone can experience this bliss, and sometimes—it happens by surprise.
Say for example, you’re using a new toy, trying a new position, or exploring your body more intently. This could lead you to feeling a full body orgasm. On the other hand, some may need to practice their way into experiencing one, like a kind of sexual training, so to speak.
5 Ways to Have a Full Body Orgasm
It’s true that some are more orgasmic, or can reach orgasm easier, than others. But that doesn’t mean that a full body orgasm isn’t on the cards. There are steps you can take, some of which are not even sexual, to guide yourself and your body into this blissful experience.
Many of us have been in a situation where we’re in our own heads, thinking about everything other than the sexual stimulation that’s taking place yet striving to let go. Or, on the opposite end of the spectrum, thinking too much about the sexual stimulation. Both of these scenarios make orgasming so much harder, as it’s almost like putting pressure on yourself to climax. In order to have a full body orgasm, being relaxed is key. Try not to think of it as achieving one goal: a full body orgasm; but rather taking the time to explore your body and different sensations.
2. Tantric Breathing
Tap into your more tantric side and practice something called “the bottom breath”. This is when you sit cross-legged, place your hands on your stomach, then relax your tummy so that it expands into your hands followed by exhaling all of the air. Then, inhale through your mouth and allow yourself to imagine exhaling through your anus (like kissing the floor). Repeat these steps several times, and you’ll begin to feel more relaxed and even flushed.
Another breathing activity could be to part your lips slightly, relax the jaw, and breathe in through the mouth, feeling the back of your throat relax. Let out the air through the mouth, then repeat. You could also move your hips freely, letting out whatever noises come naturally to you, and try to sync your pelvic floor exercises with your breath. In this way, you’re practising “circular breathing”, which could lead to a tingling feeling throughout your body.
3. Combine Sexual Sensations
As we mentioned, when you enjoy different kinds of sexual stimulation simultaneously, you’re increasing the chances of enjoying a full body orgasm. You could have a partner massage you with soft essential oils or massage lotion, you could use a dual stimulation sex toy that targets both the clitoris and the G-spot whilst touching your nipples or using nipple clamps, or you could practice edging (when you bring yourself close to orgasm then halt the stimulation before starting again).
To tap into your seven energy centers (chakras) in the body, using higher-pitched sounds has the power to build up your sexual energy. On the contrary, using lower-pitched sounds will lower your sexual energy.
5. Semen Retention
For penis owners, when you orgasm without ejaculating, you can practice moving your sexual energy throughout your body. You can do this by using something called the “microcosmic orbit”. That is, right before orgasm, inhale slowly while visualising the orgasmic energy moving from the penis to the front of your body (or you could use a prop or your hand to draw the energy upward). When you feel the energy at the top of your head, exhale and send it back down to experience a full body orgasm.
Take your orgasms to the next level with this genderless and heavenly practice. And remember: practice makes perfect. We’re all different, and we all experience things differently, so try not to feel despondent if you don’t experience a full body orgasm immediately. Take your time, find your most pleasurable, comfortable, and relaxed position, and allow the magic to happen… when it happens.