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What In The World Is A G-Scale Orgasm?

What do earthquakes and orgasms have in common? You might be surprised.

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Something that I really appreciate about sex — other than the fact that it's, well, sex — is there really is so much to learn about it. Just when you think that you know all that there is — BOOM! Some new info reveals itself that helps to take things to a whole 'nother level. In walks, the G-Scale orgasm.


If you've never heard of it before, I'm pretty sure that you're absolutely not alone. I mean, I wasn't super familiar with it either until a few weeks ago. Once I did some reading, researching and pondering, I must admit that I do dig the concept. So, if you're ready to make your orgasms even more intense than they (hopefully) already are, knowing where you land on the G-Scale may be just what you need.

So, What Does “G-Scale” Mean?

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OK, so from what I've researched, it would appear that when it comes to the actual concept of a G-Scale orgasm, the credit needs to go to a female neuroscientist and sex therapist by the name of Nan Wise, Ph.D. who decided that it would be cool to come up with a literal Richter scale for orgasms. Meaning, you know how earthquakes have levels to them and they are measured on the Richter scale? Well, Dr. Wise figured that this same mindset can apply to how powerful an orgasm is — or not? Because let's not sit here and act like all orgasms are created equal…that some aren't way more intense than others.

So, besides just knowing that some feel different, how do you actually measure an orgasm? Well, it would seem that the intensity that we feel, on many levels, is directly connected to the erogenous zones that are stimulated during sexual activity. For instance, when focus is put on to your clitoris (including your clitoral hood), an area of your brain known as genital sensory cortex is awakened; the more it is stimulated, the more powerful your orgasms will feel.

And just how do you figure out where you fall on the Richter scale? Well, that is where the sex toy company Hot Octopuss comes in. They actually created a quiz that you can take that will help you to determine where you currently fall on the scale (you can take the quiz for yourself here). And what if you discover that your orgasms don't leave you nearly as "shaken up" as you deserve to be? Well, that's where the next point comes in.

How Can the G-Scale Make Your Orgasms Better?

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So, here's the deal when it comes to orgasms as it relates to the G-Scale. According to it, if you pretty much only cum when your clitoris is stimulated, that would be considered a "one-level" orgasm (I know, right?). Now an orgasm, period, is pretty grand. Still, check this out — a six-level orgasm (which is pretty much the peak) is defined as being where you land when you've had your vagina, clitoris, G-spot, nipples and also your mind aroused. When you've got a partner who is able to literally touch you in all of these areas, he's been able to get you into what is known as "the M-Zone" — and baby, if you're there, you've literally reached the mountaintop of orgasms!

So, you get where this is going, right? If you want to achieve more pleasurable climaxes, it's important that more than your genital region is stimulated (surprise, surprise). Matter of fact, Dr. Wise believes that the more that we are mentally aroused, the lighter (less stressed and "heavy") our brains will become and the easier it will be to have more fulfilling orgasms (orgasmic meditation, anyone?).

3 Ways to Up Your Orgasms on the G-Scale

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With all of this broken down, what do you do if you realize that you've been sitting at around a 1 and you want to get close to a 6 on the G-scale? Good question. After taking the quiz, there are three hacks that can definitely help you, as soon as tonight, even.

1. Mentally connect more with your partner. 

I don't know about y'all but I personally feel bad for people who've never really had a strong mental and emotional connection with a sex partner. I don't care of it's a man or a woman, almost everyone I've talked to about this topic can vouch for the fact that when two people are in sync beyond the physical, sex goes to an entirely different dimension. And, as you've already read, in order to get to a 6, to hit the M-Zone, that's exactly what needs to happen.

Verbally affirm one another. Go on "love language dates" more often (check out "15 Date Ideas Based On Your Love Language"). Become intentional about being a better listener. Make the sexual experience more romantic.

When you feel connected, you feel seen. When you feel seen, it can make you feel cherished. And when you feel cherished, the sky really is the limit on how passionate the sex can become. Amen? Amen.

2. Be intentional about exploring (more) erogenous zones. 

So, from what I have researched, men and women both have approximately 14 different erogenous zones — scalp (cue Mario's "Braid My Hair"), mouth, neck, ears, nipples, armpits, wrists, hands, bottoms of the feet, behind the knees, stomach (especially the belly button), lower back, inner thighs and of course, the genital region. This means that there are at least 14 different places we all can go to make our partners feel absolutely amazing.

When it comes to getting to a 6, edging (bringing certain erogenous zones to the brink of orgasm before backing off for a spell) helps. So does mastering foreplay when it comes to these spots; especially when it comes to — for us — the nipples, vagina, clitoris and G-spot. Once again, a reminder that intercourse alone can "get us there" but to really reach the peak, other body parts need to be involved.

3. Slow the process down. 

Personally, when I think of what could be done to enter into the M-Zone, having sex in the spoon position definitely comes to mind because it's an easy way for your partner to stimulate all of the parts of your body that need to be in order to achieve a 6. Yet more than anything, what I got out of all of this is sex needs to be intentional — slower, intensified, with both people exploring all of what their bodies have to offer.

Put a playlist together. Get the clock out of your bedroom. Lose yourself in one another. Do that and things can go from mild tremors to literally y'all shaking the room up! The M-Zone, indeed.

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Over the past four years, we grew accustomed to a regular barrage of blatant, segregationist-style racism from the White House. Donald Trump tweeted that “the Squad," four Democratic Congresswomen who are Black, Latinx, and South Asian, should “go back" to the “corrupt" countries they came from; that same year, he called Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas," mocking her belief that she might be descended from Native American ancestors.

But as outrageous as the racist comments Trump regularly spewed were, the racially unjust governmental actions his administration took and, in the case of COVID-19, didn't take, impacted millions more — especially Black and Brown people.

To begin to heal and move toward real racial justice, we must address not only the harms of the past four years, but also the harms tracing back to this country's origins. Racism has played an active role in the creation of our systems of education, health care, ownership, and employment, and virtually every other facet of life since this nation's founding.

Our history has shown us that it's not enough to take racist policies off the books if we are going to achieve true justice. Those past policies have structured our society and created deeply-rooted patterns and practices that can only be disrupted and reformed with new policies of similar strength and efficacy. In short, a systemic problem requires a systemic solution. To combat systemic racism, we must pursue systemic equality.

What is Systemic Racism?

A system is a collection of elements that are organized for a common purpose. Racism in America is a system that combines economic, political, and social components. That system specifically disempowers and disenfranchises Black people, while maintaining and expanding implicit and explicit advantages for white people, leading to better opportunities in jobs, education, and housing, and discrimination in the criminal legal system. For example, the country's voting systems empower white voters at the expense of voters of color, resulting in an unequal system of governance in which those communities have little voice and representation, even in policies that directly impact them.

Systemic Equality is a Systemic Solution

In the years ahead, the ACLU will pursue administrative and legislative campaigns targeting the Biden-Harris administration and Congress. We will leverage legal advocacy to dismantle systemic barriers, and will work with our affiliates to change policies nearer to the communities most harmed by these legacies. The goal is to build a nation where every person can achieve their highest potential, unhampered by structural and institutional racism.

To begin, in 2021, we believe the Biden administration and Congress should take the following crucial steps to advance systemic equality:

Voting Rights

The administration must issue an executive order creating a Justice Department lead staff position on voting rights violations in every U.S. Attorney office. We are seeing a flood of unlawful restrictions on voting across the country, and at every level of state and local government. This nationwide problem requires nationwide investigatory and enforcement resources. Even if it requires new training and approval protocols, a new voting rights enforcement program with the participation of all 93 U.S. Attorney offices is the best way to help ensure nationwide enforcement of voting rights laws.

These assistant U.S. attorneys should begin by ensuring that every American in the custody of the Bureau of Prisons who is eligible to vote can vote, and monitor the Census and redistricting process to fight the dilution of voting power in communities of color.

We are also calling on Congress to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to finally create a fair and equal national voting system, the cause for which John Lewis devoted his life.

Student Debt

Black borrowers pay more than other students for the same degrees, and graduate with an average of $7,400 more in debt than their white peers. In the years following graduation, the debt gap more than triples. Nearly half of Black borrowers will default within 12 years. In other words, for Black Americans, the American dream costs more. Last week, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, along with House Reps. Ayanna Pressley, Maxine Waters, and others, called on President Biden to cancel up to $50,000 in federal student loan debt per borrower.

We couldn't agree more. By forgiving $50,000 of student debt, President Biden can unleash pent up economic potential in Black communities, while relieving them of a burden that forestalls so many hopes and dreams. Black women in particular will benefit from this executive action, as they are proportionately the most indebted group of all Americans.

Postal Banking

In both low and high income majority-Black communities, traditional bank branches are 50 percent more likely to close than in white communities. The result is that nearly 50 percent of Black Americans are unbanked or underbanked, and many pay more than $2,000 in fees associated with subprime financial institutions. Over their lifetime, those fees can add up to as much as two years of annual income for the average Black family.

The U.S. Postal Service can and should meet this crisis by providing competitive, low-cost financial services to help advance economic equality. We call on President Biden to appoint new members to the Postal Board of Governors so that the Post Office can do the work of providing essential services to every American.

Fair Housing

Across the country, millions of people are living in communities of concentrated poverty, including 26 percent of all Black children. The Biden administration should again implement the 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, which required localities that receive federal funds for housing to investigate and address barriers to fair housing and patterns or practices that promote bias. In 1980, the average Black person lived in a neighborhood that was 62 percent Black and 31 percent white. By 2010, the average Black person's neighborhood was 48 percent Black and 34 percent white. Reinstating the Obama-era Fair Housing Rule will combat this ongoing segregation and set us on a path to true integration.

Congress should also pass the American Housing and Economic Mobility Act, or a similar measure, to finally redress the legacy of redlining and break down the walls of segregation once and for all.

Broadband Access

To realize broadband's potential to benefit our democracy and connect us to one another, all people in the United States must have equal access and broadband must be made affordable for the most vulnerable. Yet today, 15 percent of American households with school-age children do not have subscriptions to any form of broadband, including one-quarter of Black households (an additional 23 percent of African Americans are “smartphone-only" internet users, meaning they lack traditional home broadband service but do own a smartphone, which is insufficient to attend class, do homework, or apply for a job). The Biden administration, Federal Communications Commission, and Congress must develop and implement plans to increase funding for broadband to expand universal access.

Enhanced, Refundable Child Tax Credits

The United States faces a crisis of child poverty. Seventeen percent of all American children are impoverished — a rate higher than not just peer nations like Canada and the U.K., but Mexico and Russia as well. Currently, more than 50 percent of Black and Latinx children in the U.S. do not qualify for the full benefit, compared to 23 percent of white children, and nearly one in five Black children do not receive any credit at all.

To combat this crisis, President Biden and Congress should enhance the child tax credit and make it fully refundable. If we enhance the child tax credit, we can cut child poverty by 40 percent and instantly lift over 50 percent of Black children out of poverty.

Reparations

We cannot repair harms that we have not fully diagnosed. We must commit to a thorough examination of the impact of the legacy of chattel slavery on racial inequality today. In 2021, Congress must pass H.R. 40, which would establish a commission to study reparations and make recommendations for Black Americans.

The Long View

For the past century, the ACLU has fought for racial justice in legislatures and in courts, including through several landmark Supreme Court cases. While the court has not always ruled in favor of racial justice, incremental wins throughout history have helped to chip away at different forms of racism such as school segregation ( Brown v. Board), racial bias in the criminal legal system (Powell v. Alabama, i.e. the Scottsboro Boys), and marriage inequality (Loving v. Virginia). While these landmark victories initiated necessary reforms, they were only a starting point.

Systemic racism continues to pervade the lives of Black people through voter suppression, lack of financial services, housing discrimination, and other areas. More than anything, doing this work has taught the ACLU that we must fight on every front in order to overcome our country's legacies of racism. That is what our Systemic Equality agenda is all about.

In the weeks ahead, we will both expand on our views of why these campaigns are crucial to systemic equality and signal the path this country must take. We will also dive into our work to build organizing, advocacy, and legal power in the South — a region with a unique history of racial oppression and violence alongside a rich history of antiracist organizing and advocacy. We are committed to four principles throughout this campaign: reconciliation, access, prosperity, and empowerment. We hope that our actions can meet our ambition to, as Dr. King said, lead this nation to live out the true meaning of its creed.

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