Lady Gaga has quite the imagination, but her ability to orgasm without touch is totally real.
In a revealing feature in New York Magazine, Lady Gaga mentioned that her talents... ahem, extend past music.
Some of you may have missed it while skimming the lengthy piece, but buried amongst various other Gaga gems lies an especially interesting nugget about orgasms. She explains to the author that acting classes she took during her youth helped her to fine-tune her imagination. From drinking out of an imaginary coffee cup, to thinking herself to an orgasm.
"I don’t know if this is too much for your magazine, but I can actually mentally give myself an orgasm. You know, sense memory is quite powerful."
After rereading this, and then failing miserably to avoid a mental image, we realized that this surprised us just a little bit. Yes, even from the often-shocking, but always-entertaining pop phenom who makes a living out of pushing boundaries.
But it also impressed us. People were too busy making Lady Gaga jokes to recognize that her statement was actually quite profound. She managed to convey what researchers and sex therapists have been trying to communicate for years: when it comes to sex, it's all in our heads.
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Lady Gaga isn't crazy, and in this case at least, she's not entirely an anomoly. With a little bit (OK, maybe a lot) of practice, she managed to unlock one of the mind's greatests gifts.
As a rule, women are more likely to achieve a mental orgasm than men, and it's not totally unheard of either. Remember the dream you had about James McAvoy that woke you up flushed and spasm-ing?
But not everybody can do this on cue like Gaga seems to. But nobody would argue that she is a special case. Not many of us mere humans could ever hope to match her capacity for imagination.
But if you're comfortable with your sexuality, with some concentration and a bit of imagination, you too might be able to have an orGAGAsm!
"We have documented in our laboratory that women can have orgasms from imagery alone without touching their body. The point is that women can experience orgasms and sexual pleasure from many forms of stimuli. It does have not have to be through genital stimulation."
So the next time your man embarks on an oral sex marathon in a desperate attempt to satisfy you, consider that for all his hard work, a good amount of the responsibility is in your own head.
So stop worrying, clear your mind, and imagine an orgasm. Maybe this time it could lead to the real thing.