6 Ways to Orgasm According to Romance Novels

by Keira on August 4, 2011 · 14 comments

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When it comes to romances there are six main types of orgasms. It’s not unheard to see all six types show up in one romance, mostly because you can combine a few of them. You’ll see what I mean. Read on:

  1. Simultaneous Orgasms. This is the premium deluxe special of orgasms, the cream of the crop, the summit of all orgasms according to romance novels. It’s the type of orgasm all leads strive for and if achieved means it must be true love. Once achieved it can be achieved over and over without any problem whatsoever.
  2. Back to Back Orgasms. This is nearly as good because it’s almost simultaneous orgasms. It’s usually a she comes and her ecstasy triggers his own. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen in the reverse order, it’s just less likely.
  3. Multiple Orgasms. With the hero, the heroine achieves not one, not two, but like half a dozen orgasms back to back in an overstimulation frenzy. These multiple orgasms occur during an extended bedroom (or wherever) sequence and usually involve several positions. The hero may even get lucky and find himself ready for action faster than humanly possible and get his own set of multiple orgasms.
  4. On Command Orgasms. The hero of the story is ready to go but the heroine needs a little more dirty talking to get her ready. The hero then issues what I call the orgasm command and of course she does. The phrases vary but mostly you’ll find: “Come for me,” “Let go,” “Give in,” or “Now!”
  5. Tsunami Orgasms. The pleasure is almost pain it’s so good. In fact it’s blinding – cue fireworks and dancing lights. One or both leads nearly pass out and all their breath is taken away. The sheer force of it all is irresistible. There are never small wave orgasms in romance, all orgasms are mandated to be tsunamis.
  6. First/Best She Ever Had Orgasms. The hero is the first bringer of orgasms to the heroine, the best, or both. She may or may not have had previous lovers. She may or may not have had a little personal time trying to figure how things work down there. The point is – sex sucked for the heroine until the hero came along and changed everything – giving the world color.

Do you have a favorite/least favorite type of romance novel orgasm? What other types of orgasms do you find in romance novels?

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1 Cara McKenna July 26, 2010 at 5:47 AM

Ha! Great post. As a romance and erotica writer I love cliché orgasms exactly as much as I hate them. My all-time favorite/most hated is what Dan Savage would call the “Look Ma, no hands!” orgasm. The couple are going at it, and the clitoris needn’t have come along on the date. Insert wang, out pops ecstasy. This may work for a small percentage of actual women, but the number of romance heroines who come without any external stimulation boggles my dirty mind.


2 Victoria Janssen July 26, 2010 at 12:11 PM



3 Jane July 26, 2010 at 2:13 PM

Thanks for the laughs. I do marvel at how the hero and heroine always manage to achieve their orgasms together.


4 Virginia C July 26, 2010 at 6:27 PM

“O” My : )

“The Breast Orgasm”–marvelous, momentous mammary manipulation!

“The Fully Clothed Orgasm”–fabric…friction…fireworks!

“The Eye-Gasm”–hero undresses heroine with his eyes, caresses her with his eyes, arouses her with his eyes! At night, when she turns out the light and closes her eyes…she cannot sleep…because she sees…his eyes!!! >@ @<


5 Lorien July 29, 2010 at 5:21 PM

Great list! Multiple Orgasms and Tsunami Orgasms are a must. Thanks for the laugh.


6 Karen July 30, 2010 at 3:58 PM

I love the ones that are achieved in postions that are impossible to achieve in real life…and like you said the ones where the guy is ready to go again (and again) in a minute just by looking at the girl…..because he loves her – not because of the sex itself…this is different with “her” :-)


7 Devyn Quinn August 1, 2010 at 9:57 PM

LOL, as a writer I am so guilty of using a few of those myself!


8 Keira August 1, 2010 at 10:01 PM

You guys are hysterical! Keep them coming… oh that was a bad bad pun… lol :)


9 Virginia C August 3, 2010 at 9:23 AM

More than once, I have been unable to imagine the successful outcome of a sexual position as described in a “romance read”. Every time this happens, I can only think of one word: “TWISTER”! Maybe the TWISTER game mat and a copy of the Kama Sutra would be a helpful educational guide combo : )


10 Tara Lain August 13, 2010 at 8:31 AM

My lovers have simultaneous orgasms. That means when the hero, the heroine and the other hero all come at the same time. LOL. : )


11 Sharon S. August 5, 2011 at 1:54 PM

lol! Maybe it should be an new Olympic event, Synchronized Orgasms .

Virginia killed me with the “eye-gasm”!!!

how about the “voice-gasm” his voice is like liquid sex…


12 Mary G February 24, 2013 at 4:12 PM

LOL synched for the Olympics!


13 amlike May 17, 2012 at 6:23 AM

If thats so, then i’ve already given someone first/best she ever have.. She had never orgasmed before.. Untill that day we closed the door behind us.. I just hope we’ll go on and on repeating this..


14 Mary G February 24, 2013 at 4:15 PM

The dream ones – they’re dreaming about their crush and wake up in the throes!


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