The Way You Walk

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Research from Belgium offers something remarkable:  Trained observers can tell with relative accuracy whether or not a woman has had a vaginal orgasm — just from watching her walk.  The interesting part of this conclusion is that it was not a random finding from another study.  It was specifically predicted and confirmed using existing hypotheses about sexual function.

This part that is clear and uncontested:  Women who walk with “fluidity, energy, sensuality, freedom, and absence of both flaccid and locked muscles” are extremely likely to have experienced vaginal orgasm.  That is, they experience orgasms internally from nothing more than stimulation of the vagina.  Women who walk with stiffness, lack of energy and sensuality, restrictively, and with either flaccid or locked muscles are highly unlikely to have experienced vaginal orgasm.  There was no correlation between a woman’s walk and clitoral orgasm — or never having an orgasm.

The controversial part:  There are a lot of things that are still unknown about the female orgasm.  Ironically, nothing is known for sure if every Woman has a G-spot or if the G-Spot is even needed for internal orgasms. If you keep this in mind, the hypothesis offered about “internal orgasms” is that it is a function of the mind, not the body.  The thought is that Women who are comfortable with their bodies, their sexuality, and their partner(s) are able to experience sex more freely,  therefore are more likely to experience internal orgasm.

The foundation of this hypothesis isn’t just guesswork.  Peer reviewed clinical research has determined the following facts with relative certainty:

  • There is a real physiological difference (detectable via fMRI) between orgasms induced by clitoral and cervical stimulation.  (pudendal nerve vs. the vagus nerve)
  • Vaginal orgasms are associated with greater prolactin release after orgasm, which in turn is associated with better sexual satisfaction and general mental health.

Psychologists have been using observations of physical traits and behaviors as diagnostic aids for years.  People’s bodies betray a wide array of psychological conditions, including depression, social anxiety disorder, and post-traumatic stress syndrome.  Based on many established connections between mind and body, the researchers hypothesized a connection between orgasm and gait.

They found it.  Now the contentious issue is figuring out what it means.  The most obvious question is which is the chicken and which is the egg.  Some research suggests that vaginal anorgasmia (inability to have vaginal orgasms) is caused by psychological issues — guilt, shyness, body shame, etc.  Conflicting results show the opposite — physiological factors keep women from having vaginal orgasms, which in turn causes psychological dysfunctions.

Either answer is going to upset somebody, and unfortunately, it is really likely that there is not one simple cause and effect.  What has been demonstrated is that certain forms of physical therapy (coital alignment technique, e.g.) is successful in treating both male and female sexual dysfunction.  (Premature ejaculation in men and anorgasmia in women.)

A large issue is: since we don’t know if all women can have vaginal orgasms, we don’t know for sure that this is something that could or should be regarded as a dysfunction.  Perhaps women are really divided into the cans and cannots, and each group walks differently because of physiological differences.  On the other hand, maybe most women can but don’t have vaginal orgasms. (dievca’s history)  If this is the case, then the walking differences may represent a profound and disturbing criticism of our culture.

This finding is a clear call for more and objective scientific study of female sexuality.

¹Nicholas A, Brody S, de Sutter P, de Carufel F. A woman’s history of vaginal orgasm is discernible from her walk. Journal of Sexual Medicine [serial online]. September 2008;5(9):2119-2124

A thank you to for directing dievca to this information and study.

17 Comments on “The Way You Walk”

  1. Not to mention, a clear call for more orgasms.

  2. Pelelotus says:

    Love that scientists have spent so much time and energy into female orgasms. X

  3. yaaay! Maybe i DO Have it ALL! grin… good morning, d! Happy happy day (you should see me walking today…) (ahem)

  4. esther says:

    oh crap 😦

  5. Fairy Queen says:

    Fascinating information!

  6. Hahahahaaa it had to come from Belgium, The most Unsexy country I know…. can’t stop laughing at the irony 😀 xxx


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