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6 Ways Pompoir Training Increases Pleasure

orgasms pelvic floor health Oct 23, 2021


A symphony playing in unison all over my body
 – this is how I would describe an orgasm.

The Big O. La petite morte. The climax. 

Call it what you want. Today I’m talking about that moment when you lose yourself to pleasure, and every other sound or feeling shuts off completely.  

Orgasms feel different for every one of us. And the techniques applied to get us there vary from person to person. 

We reach it with our partners. Or through some much-needed self-care. Some of us use colorful toys. And some combine all three for an exquisite mix.

Lately, specialists started prompting us to stop making orgasms the end-all be-all goal of sex. 

Pleasure is the new, true queen. And I’m all for it.

But in this article, I want to propose the idea that the word “orgasm” encompasses far too many different experiences to completely disregard it when it comes to the purpose of sex. 

Let me explain a bit more.

As I began my training in Pompoir and I learned the ancient skill of controlling & manipulating my vaginal muscles, my orgasms increased in both frequency and intensity.

But something far more surprising took place: I was experiencing what I can only describe as new kinds of orgasms.

For example, I began feeling something remarkably similar to a vaginal orgasm every time my partner entered me at the very beginning of sex.

It was as if my inner walls were opening for the very first time, with all the glory of the Red Sea parting before Moses.

I also started experiencing mind-boggling orgasms without much sexual touch at all – when we were innocently kissing on the couch while fully clothed, for instance.

And finally, certain positions I didn’t care for in bed became my new favorite due to the rare & intense climax they now triggered. 

The spooning position, for instance – a completely new event when paired with the Pompoir Whipping technique, where each level of the vaginal canal is closed subsequently and in a fast motion.

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The type of orgasm that arises from this combination can only be described as emanating from the cervix, and characterized by an intense heatwave that’s felt through both the female and male bodies.

These situations were certainly interesting for me, sure. But when more and more women from the Oh!lympus Program started reporting the same occurrences –as well as many new ones, like squirting for the first time when performing certain Pompoir techniques– that’s when I got really curious.

So this article is an attempt at understanding the female orgasm from a physiological standpoint, as well as offering some potential reasons for why Pompoir seems to magnify the sensation.


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Understanding Your Pelvic Floor


The pelvic floor has several 24/7 functions in our bodies. Balance, stability, and containment are the main ones. 

It consists of a system of muscles, ligaments, and connective tissues that maintain our pelvic organs – uterus, bladder, and bowel – in the right place.

It also supports our core so we can keep an upright position, and gives us stability while we walk, run, or do the Macarena. 

Finally, it controls our intra-abdominal pressure, which allows us to laugh, cough, and sneeze. 

Yet, some factors can weaken our pelvic floor and affect our performance.

Obesity, chronic constipation, pregnancy, vaginal childbirth, menopause, and endometriosis are the most common causes of a weaker pelvic floor.

And a weaker pelvic floor can result in loss of bladder control, anal incontinence, prolapse, and something I’ll reference throughout this post, loss of vaginal sensation.

Here’s the thing: an optimal pelvic floor shouldn’t be too tight or too loose. 

Kegel training (and therefore, Pompoir training) is a proven method to prevent or reverse the damage of a weak pelvic floor.

But all too often, women overtrain this area when they start doing Kegels, because they’re not taught the importance of rest & pelvic floor stretching. 

And in the end, this does more harm than good. Like any group of muscles, the pelvic floor can be strained and injured. So like any other muscle, rest is crucial. 

But I digress. 

Let’s get back on topic: How is our pelvic floor helpful in regards to sex?

Well, in men, it is fundamental for erectile function and ejaculation.

And in women, a firm muscle tone intensifies orgasm contractions. Voluntary and involuntary. 

So it’s no surprise that many Kegel lovers perform this practice due to its effects in their sex life.

Getting back to “the big O”s, for the purpose of practicality, I’ll refer to orgasms that have been intensified through pelvic floor training as Kegel orgasms.

But first, let’s understand the role these muscles play during climax, shall we?

 



What are Orgasm Contractions?


Every time we have an orgasm, our pelvic musculature experiences involuntary contractions.

In 1892, a group of scientists studied female orgasm contractions. The paper describes the orgasm response as a series of synchronized spasms in the vaginal and anal regions. 

Our pelvic muscles become a rhythmic orchestra, where instruments play at a frequency of around 0.8 seconds apart. 

Our brain releases oxytocin, our elevated uterus creates a “suction” effect, and our vaginal canal’s muscles squeeze and release in a series of exquisite spasms – as you can tell, our pelvic floor is doing a lot of work.

You know where I’m going with this.

The stronger your pelvic floor muscles, the stronger these involuntary orgasm contractions will be. 

And we haven’t even gotten to the contractions and motions you can apply voluntarily to amplify your sensations yet.



Vaginal Orgasms: Arousal, Tenting & Sensitivity


There are several kinds of orgasms – vaginal, clitoral, anal, and some women may even experience
erogenous zones orgasms (which I’ll get to in just a second!).

In a 2015 internet-based study of over 1,000 U.S. women, only 18% reported being able to orgasm from penetration alone (that is, without clitoral stimulation). 

These kinds of figures have made sex specialists shift the focus from “G-spot” stimulation to clitoral stimulation, and from vaginal orgasms to clitoral ones – and rightfully so. 

Because even if you can orgasm from penetration alone, at the very least, adding some clitoral stimulation will enhance that experience. 

However, we believe vaginal orgasms still have a place in sex, and an amazing one at that. And through our practice, we’ve been able to help countless women reach these blissful climaxes, as well as make the entire penetration experience much more pleasurable. 

So, instead of having to choose between being a Vaginal O-girl, or a Clitoral O-girl, I’d like to ask…


"Why not both?"

There are a few potential physiological reasons as to why many women can’t experience vaginal orgasms (I’ll be covering psychological factors in the next section):

  • first, lack of arousal at the moment of penetration.

  • second, lack of sensitivity in the vaginal area.

  • and third, lack of vaginal tenting.


The first one is pretty straightforward, right?

It’s no news that women (typically) need more foreplay than men to get in the zone.

Kissing, caressing, touching, licking, sucking, pinching – we want it all. We want it often. And we definitely need it before penetration. 

But besides our partners giving us more of that sweet sweet foreplay loving, is there something we can do to promote arousal in our own bodies?

Yep, you guessed it.  Kegel training –and therefore Pompoir training as well– increases blood flow circulation, arousal, and wetness.

This is one of the first benefits women report after they start training with us. Even if they’re not actively performing any exercises during sex, they’re getting aroused more often, and they’re getting wetter, faster.

This makes physiological sense, too. If you’re training your lady parts (safely!) several times a week, you’re getting your body used to increasing blood flow circulation in that area, making this process much more efficient when things start getting hot & heavy in the bedroom. 

Okey, brilliant. So this pelvic floor practice will get me wetter, faster.

Now, what about lack of sensitivity?

As I explained above, several factors can cause the weakening of your pelvic floor, and a weaker pelvic floor can cause a loss in sexual sensitivity in the vagina. 

I’m not going to lie to you. 

When the first few women came to us with this problem, I didn’t know if Pompoir could help them. 

I knew that these exercises had helped me and my friends heighten our response to penetration – but some of these women had had multiple births and were considering surgery to improve their situation.

Nevertheless, after speaking to pelvic floor specialists about it, we decided to give it a shot. Worst case scenario, they would try an alternative approach before spending thousands of dollars on “vaginal tightening” surgeries.

The results, as you might have guessed, were amazing.

Penetration was again pleasurable. Orgasms were again a regular event. And their confidence was off the roof (cue Hallelujah chorus!). 

Alright. So far, it seems like pelvic floor training will increase the pleasure of penetration by making us a) more aroused, and b) more sensitive.

But how on Earth can Pompoir help with vaginal tenting?



If you’re not familiar with it, vaginal tenting is the shifting of the cervix and the uterus that occurs during arousal, creating an “extra” space in the vaginal canal for the entrance of a penis, toy, fingers, etc.

This process makes penetration enjoyable, and prevents the very painful experience of a penis bumping against your cervix. 

A healthy pelvic floor is not only strong, but flexible.

In other words: being ‘tight’ is great, but being
tense isn’t. 

This is why we’ve placed such an emphasis on rest & stretching in the Oh!lympus Program – because yes, building strength will amplify your sensations, but being flexible will allow for
penetration to be comfortable in the first place.



Psychology of Orgasms: Mind-Muscle Connection


Okay, so far all of this makes sense.

Pompoir training strengthens the pelvic floor, promoting arousal and increasing sensitivity.

It basically allows for enhanced, deep, vaginal orgasms, right?

Right.

This all seemed to fit into place when I went looking for answers after starting this training – but there was still one question unanswered.

Why was I, and many of our Pompoir students, suddenly experiencing orgasms with very little stimulation? Why were we all craving sex that much more often?

One woman in particular (who’s probably tired of me quoting her, but it’s just a really good line), referring to her newfound sex drive said: 

‘Guys, I feel like a 14-year old boy who discovered porn for the first time.’ – Brilliant.

Well, we have several theories.

But the one that seems to make the most sense is the Mind-muscle connection Effect Theory.

See, in the Oh!lympus Program, we hammer on the importance of mind-muscle connection: consciously focusing on activating your inner muscles when performing each exercise, and even imagining you have your partner inside of you when doing so.

We promote this in several ways: through metaphors, animations, and tips we gathered from several students over the last couple of years.

Now – imagine you’re training your vaginal muscles five days a week, for a few minutes each day. And you’re thinking about adopting certain sex positions with your partner and stimulating both of your intimate regions while performing the exercises.
 

You start imagining how shifting his penis left and right feels inside of your body.

You start feeling the wave-like motion of subsequently closing each level of your canal around his shaft.

You start practicing the fluttering effect as if you were pulling him deeper and deeper inside of you, while holding yourself on top of him, with your hands on his chest…
 


...okey, yes.


I can see how this training was so titillating for us.

Prompting your imagination like this every single day habituates your mind to think about sex more often, which translates into your lower brain craving it more often.

So psychologically, it makes sense that these exercises trigger your sexual desire, both inside and outside the bedroom.

But what about the weird orgasms?

Well, those can be explained through cognitive psychology too.

Women have over 14 extragenital erogenous zones (aren't we amazing?).

These are regions that, when stimulated, elicit a powerful response in the genital sensory cortex of your brain.




By training your pelvic floor muscles every day and consciously thinking about sex, you’re creating a powerful connection between the two events.

So, activating your pelvic floor connects with your thoughts about sex – like being kissed on the neck, touched in the nipples, grabbed by your hips.

And the same process happens in reverse.

This means that a powerful connection also triggers when you’re being grabbed by the hips, kissed on the neck, touched in the nipples.

Except that, because of your daily training, this response happens much more rapidly.

And before you know it, and still being fully clothed, you explode in an exquisite, powerful orgasm.

You become part of the 12% of people that can orgasm due to sheer erogenous zone stimulation. 

This is the explanation we like, anyway.

 



Voluntary Contractions: Kegel Orgasm & Pompoir


Last but not least, I’d like to bring forward the idea that there’s a unique kind of orgasm that women who master their pelvic floors can experience.

Specifically, when performing some of these exercises while being deeply penetrated.

This is what I call a kegel orgasm, or better yet, a Pompoir orgasm

We spoke above about involuntary contractions that happen throughout our pelvic floor during orgasm, but here, we’re referring to the contractions and other movements you can voluntarily perform to achieve an orgasm. 

See, Pompoir covers over 26 different combinations of movements through the different levels of your vaginal canal, through your vertical levels, lateral walls, and front and back walls.

Imagine if you had full control over each of those regions, being able to pulse, grip, contract, and pull with each individual one.

This would mean that during sex, depending on the position, your partner, and the angle of penetration, you’d be able to activate the specific area you wish, at the speed you wish, to bring yourself to orgasm.

This is what I call a Pompoir orgasm.

 



Bonus Track: Cramping & Orgasm Contractions – NOT the Same!


Before we finish, I’d like to point out that orgasm contractions should never be painful. 

Involuntary contractions during the climax are different from cramps. Cramps can cause discomfort in the abdomen or pelvic region, and they can last from some seconds to several hours or days. 

There are several types of pain associated with sex in females.

Vaginismus, for example, causes involuntary muscle spasms. Sex becomes very painful, making penetration impossible.

Dyspareunia refers to a sharp or intense pain during intercourse, that can be felt  before, during, or after sex. 

And Dysorgasmia is an abdominal or pelvic pain directly related to orgasm. 

There are several reasons for these syndromes, that range from lack of arousal and sexual trauma to ovarian cysts or pelvic inflammatory disease.

Please seek medical help if sex ever becomes painful for you – and if you experience any of these symptoms, Pelvic Floor Training might not be appropriate for you.

 



To Sum Up


Each day that goes by I become more and more fascinated by the female body.

Every woman’s experience is entirely unique – but we all hold an immense power that I don’t think we’ll ever fully understand.

Pompoir is a journey that has personally taught me (and keeps teaching me) how much control we have over our sexuality, and how limitless our pleasure can be.

These are just some of the ways the practice can help us achieve stronger orgasms, as we’ve seen today:

  • a healthy pelvic floor will enhance the involuntary contractions that occur during orgasm, enhancing the sensation

  • the continuous training of the pelvic floor increases blood flow and promotes arousal, making penetration more comfortable

  • a flexible pelvic floor also allows for more comfortable penetration due to vaginal tenting

  • a stronger vaginal canal is more sensitive, amplifying the pleasure of penetration

  • a continuous training regime of the pelvic floor with a focus on mind-muscle connection promotes a healthy sex drive

  • mastery of your pelvic floor muscles allows you to create unique symphonies during sex, stimulating your vagina exactly as you’d like 


I invite you to join our Oh!lympus Training Program, where you’ll learn the secret techniques from the East to master your pelvic floor and design your own, powerful orgasms.

Love, 

Hera

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