In exciting trials conducted with MRI scanners at Rutgers University in New Jersey, USA, women were able to reach the identical climax that they might have reached via physical stimulation – say, from masturbation – simply through using the power of their minds. Yes, what we’re saying is that it’s possible to think yourself to orgasm without any external physical stimulation at all. How: The neuroscientist who ran the trials – The Science Of Orgasm coauthor Dr Barry Komisaruk – says that the path to mental orgasm is different for every woman. In his study he explains: ‘ Some women used combinations of erotic fantasy exercises and others pictured more abstract sensual experiences – waves of energy moving through their bodies’. This kind of ‘braingasm’ is report having this type of orgasm spontaneously at night during sleep.
To improve your chances of experiencing this, focus on overall sexual health. Reduce stress and eat well, ensuring your diet contains foods that can help to regulate the hormones responsible for libido – think zinc, magnesium and a range of omegas – such as lobsters and oysters (they’re an aphrodisiac for a reason). Indulge in a little chocolate, too: it stimulates endorphin release, and it’s known for the sensuousness of its melting texture and scent.