Below are 10 characteristics of women who experience what is known as Expanded Sexual Response (ESR). Expanded sexual response is defined as being able to attain long lasting and/or prolonged and/or multiple and/or sustained and/or status orgasmus that last longer and are more intense than the classical orgasm patterns defined in the literature. The research is credited to Dr. Umit Sayin of Istanbul University. The complete research article as well as the references for each of the characteristics can be found here as well as in the citation below.

1) The ESR women experienced vaginal, clitoral and blended orgasms.

2) The ESR women experienced multiple orgasms in most of their sexual activities.

3) The ESR women were able to attain long lasting and/or prolonged and/or multiple and/or sustained orgasms and/or status orgasmus that lasted longer than the classical single orgasm and/or multiple orgasm patterns defined in the literature.

4) The ESR women claimed to have strong pelvic floor muscles (PFM)

5) The libido of ESR women was very high compared to NESR women. (NESR – non expanded sexual response)

6) ESR women described a phenomenon called G-Spot orgasms.

7) ESR women described sensitive erogenous zones in their genitalia other than clitoris.

8) ESR women masturbated more frequently compared to NESR women.

9) ESR women had erotic fantasies more frequently than the NESR women.

10) ESR women admitted to have a form of altered states of consciousness during some of their prolonged orgasms and/or status orgasmus.

Citation: Sayin, U. (2012). Doors of Female Orgasmic Consciousness: New Theories on the Peak Experience and Mechanisms of Female Orgasm and Expanded Sexual Response. NeuroQuantology, 10(4). doi:10.14704/nq.2012.10.4.627

The painting: Szał (Frenzy) by the Warsaw artist Władysław Podkowiński, exhibited in the Zachęta Gallery on 18 March 1894