Clitoral orgasms occur when nerves send impulses along the spinal cord into the brain. However, one research study found that women with spinal cord paralysis could still orgasm via the cervix. These powerful orgasmic impulses go direct to the brain via the Vagus nerve, which may explain their intensity.
4. Stimulating the Cervix can Improve your Mental Health
In 2017, Hamburg Medical School conducted research on Self:Cervix, an online program teaching women how to release tension at the cervix and awaken the Vagus nerve in order to experience orgasmic pleasure. The study found that doing the practice regularly can decrease anxiety and depression. It can also help increase desire, libido, and pleasurable sensation, while also decreasing pain.
5. Your Cervix Might Feel Numb or Painful, but it’s not Meant to be Like That
Olivia Bryant, the founder of Self:Cervix says that through her work she has discovered there is an ‘’epidemic of numb and painful cervixes.’’ She says that the idea that the cervix ‘should’ be numb, or painful to touch is a misconception. Sometimes the cervix becomes numb or tense and ‘armoured’ because of experiences we’ve had. An uncomfortable pap smear, cervical procedure, or sex that hits the cervix too hard can cause it to tense up. This can close down our potential for cervical pleasure.
Our cervixes are pretty sensitive. Due to the complex collection of nerve endings, the cervix may prefer a more gentle touch. That’s why part of the message of Self:Cervix is learning about consent, and listening to our bodies so that we can feel empowered during pap smears and sex, which can reduce the likelihood of pain, and numbness, thus opening up the gateway to pleasure!
6. The Cervix can Move Down the Vagina
The cervix can feel way out of reach, which can make the experience of cervical orgasm difficult to achieve with our fingers alone! Using a ‘wand’ and gentle, slow pressure can help you reach the cervix and save your fingers the work.
The uterus changes position at different times of our menstrual cycle, therefore so does the cervix. The uterus and cervix also lift up and forward when a woman is sexual aroused. Women have observed that when they are in a very deep state of relaxation, the cervix seems to move down and ‘meet’ their fingers or a partner’s penis as the cervical ligaments relax. This is known as ‘the cervical kiss’. It takes time, practice and patience; a slow approach to sex can help.
7. Cervical Orgasms may Release DMT: the ‘Spirit Molecule'
Olivia Bryant says that whereas a clitoral orgasm is localized and can feel like a release of tension, a cervical orgasm is different. She explains that it feels like a ‘’deep, pulsing pleasure that spreads across the whole abdomen, sometimes, the whole body.’’
There is a theory that cervical orgasms release DMT throughout the body. DMT is a molecule that is present in many different plants and animals, including the plant Ayuhuasca, which is used by Shamans in healing ceremonies. It is known as the ‘spirit molecule’ because of the way it induces psychedelic, transcendent experiences. This may explain why cervical orgasms can feel so ‘out of this world.’