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What is OMGYES?

OMGYES is an ongoing effort to explore sexual pleasure through groundbreaking research that’s told through the real-life experiences of women of all ages and life stages.

Many therapists and clinicians find it to be a valuable resource they can recommend to clients so they can better understand and advocate for what they want, develop a shared language, and gain evidence-based, highly specific & practical sexual knowledge.

Brand New Research

In partnership with researchers at Indiana University and The Kinsey Institute, we’ve conducted thousands of in-depth interviews and the first-ever large-scale, peer-reviewed and published studies about techniques for women’s pleasure.

What we found was that there are shared insights and techniques that enhance pleasure for the vast majority of women. We made OMGYES to share these insights with the world in a way that’s personal and practical.

Through Each Round Of Our Quantitative And Qualitative Research, We Explore:

The specific physical, mental and communication techniques that work for women

The most impactful discoveries and breakthroughs in women’s sexual journeys

What we have discovered

While sexual pleasure is deeply personal, there are actually many similarities and patterns in the techniques and insights that lead to more sexual pleasure for women

A set of comfortable, descriptive words that let people identify and talk about the techniques

More than 25 techniques such as Layering and Broadening have emerged as strategies that enhance female pleasure for large percentages of women

Knowing this stuff makes our pleasure better and has far-reaching positive benefits outside of the bedroom — stay tuned for a soon-to-be-released paper on these effects

A Binge to Broaden Minds

Most online education feels like work and most entertainment binges don’t leave you wiser and better informed.

OMGYES is designed to be exciting and engaging so you want to keep watching, but what you discover is also extremely rewarding for your life, mind, and relationship. Studies show using OMGYES gives users lasting positive effects:

A new language for what they find pleasurable

More confidence guiding partners

Physical pleasure experiences that feel fresh and new

Higher relationship closeness outside of the bedroom

More body positivity

Re-awakened curiosity about their own (and their partner's) pleasure

...and lots more

What's Inside The Resource is an open, honest, evidence-based look at what feels good and why. We bring our research findings to life through animated diagrams, data visualizations, show-and-tell videos, and more.

OMGYES has released the first two collections of what we intend to be an ever-growing resource for sexual discovery and exploration. Both collections offer:

Disarmingly Honest Short Videos

where real people (not actors) share their experiences and perspectives. These feel authentic and personal because they are. We created them from full-day conversational interviews with volunteers who passionately believe that by openly sharing their truths, they can help end today’s societal taboos.


Indirect pleasure through surrounding skin

Avoiding the direct route

We know we don’t need to tell you this, but the clit is super sensitive. Often what feels best is to avoid touching the exposed part and move the layers of skin around it, instead.

The skin works sort of like a soft blanket—you move the blanket and the blanket nudges the clit and that feels pretty darn nice. There are lots of ways to do it - and they each feel very different.

Excerpt from the Layering chapter of

Putting Pressure and Location Together

Pressure Gliding 1 in 2 women
Moving Skin 1 in 3 women
Firm Massage 1 in 10 women
Location Staying Away 1 in 20 women
least intense
Staying on the Hood 1 in 2 women
Off & On 1 in 4 women
Direct Hit 1 in 4 women
most intense

Excerpt from the Layering chapter of

Animated Diagrams

that zoom in on the variations of the most popular techniques that emerged from our research. These involve stimulation methods like Layering (indirect pleasure through the surrounding skin) and Shallowing (the joys of touch just inside the opening). It turns out that fine-tuning the amount of pressure applied or adjusting the location can make a world of difference when it comes to pleasure.

Data That Reveals

how normal it all is to ask for what you like or want to try. As one user said, “When I’m about to do one of the techniques or ask my partner to, and I have that moment of hesitation, it’s like I have thousands of women backing me up and encouraging me.”


Giving the clitoris extra pleasure during penetration

18% of women have had orgasms from penetration on its own

73% have orgasms with clitoral stimulation at the same time

40% of women went for years thinking there was something wrong with them because they didn't orgasm from just penetration

Excerpt from the Pairing chapter of


Heads up! This is a demonstration video, so it has explicit content. All of these videos are marked with this symbol:

Ok, let's go!
Ok, got it!

Diana shows her style of Double Circles

Excerpt from the Orbiting chapter of

Show-and-Tell Videos

where women talk viewers through the specifics of feel-good techniques as they show exactly what they mean on their own bodies. Many of these discoveries only really become clear when one actually sees them, up close.

The 25 Techniques Inside OMGYES:

OMGYES Essentials


Indirect pleasure through surrounding skin


Passing by and only occasionally indulging


Styles of giving and reading feedback


Defying expectation to enhance pleasure


How pleasure is mostly between the ears


The million ways of circling the clit


Overcoming sensitivity to build multiple orgasms


Ways sensitivity changes over time


Bigger orgasm by approaching & denying


A well-timed, almost musical loop of motion


Keeping everything exactly the same


Extra attention to part of a motion

The Inner Pleasure Collection


The joys of touch just inside the opening


Giving the clitoris extra pleasure during penetration


Adjusting the angle of penetration for more pleasure


Sustaining contact and pressure during penetration


Wider pressure and grinding to activate the entire clitoris


Finding new kinds of pleasure behind the walls


Activating the body’s muscles to heighten pleasure


Using your lungs as a sex organ


Making touch newly pleasurable, over and over


More pleasure through stretch & fullness


Practical insights about a misunderstood topic


Whole-body pleasure from the far reaches of the vagina

Click To See All Techniques

Whats Next?

We are just beginning to identify the how’s and why’s behind sexual pleasure and are currently researching and making resources focused on other historically neglected topics, including:

  • Pleasure during pregnancy, postpartum and in menopause
  • Exploring and re-discovering pleasure after trauma/abuse
  • Pleasure for men/people with penises
  • Gender-diverse pleasure

Who Uses OMGYES and How?

People with Vulvas use the site to find words for what they like, ways to adjust what they like to be even more pleasurable, and new things they didn’t even know they’d like.

Couples, Together, watch OMGYES like they’d watch a show together, as a touchstone of mutual curiosity, exploration and inspiration to make a great thing even better.

Men and Partners use the site to gain unfiltered insight into the range of ways to give pleasure, read signals and empathize with their partners.

Anyone Curious about the latest science of pleasure watches OMGYES like one heck of an interactive nature documentary.

How AASECT members are using OMGYES

“I think OMGYes offers beautifully made specific information for sexual pleasure. It fills a gap, starts a conversation and answers questions. Very helpful.”

Amy B.

“While I've found OMGYES to be incredibly helpful with my female patients who want to deepen their experience of self-pleasure, I've also found that the site is very useful for couples as well. I often assign OMGYES as part of a homework assignment for couples who want to learn and improve their approach to pleasuring and being pleasured. In addition to offering practical advice and help with behavioral changes in a couples sex life, the site also stimulates important conversations in the therapy office that lead to a deeper clinical relationship.”

Ian K.

“As a relationship and sex therapist, I often have clients come to me with varying levels of awareness of their bodies. OMGYes is a safe, helpful resource with advice, examples, and demonstrations of how to experience pleasure in their own skin. I like to refer them to the website, let them poke around a little bit and then refer them to specific resources on the site that could help them develop skills in the areas in which we are working!”

Leighanna N.

“I specialize in working with vulva owners who experience pain upon penetration, and they often express not knowing how to connect to their bodies again after having such awful pain. Using OMGYES as a supplemental treatment suggestion helps my clients with examples of how to re-engage with pleasure in a safe way. Plus it helps couples put into words things they've wanted to be able to express but aren't sure how. OMGYES fills in a lot of gaps in adult sex education!”

Kayna C.

“I LOVE OMGYes! It’s the only site I know of that really gives comprehensive education to vulva owners about how to masturbate. It’s detailed, graphic (not porny), tender and vulnerable with a twist of humor. It’s accessible, user-friendly, and research-based. (Aren’t we done with myths about women, sex, and masturbation?)”

Christina M.

“OMGYES is great. Most women I’ve worked with have been hesitant to try it at first. Once they have signed up, however, they’ve all told me they wished they knew about OMGYES sooner! It’s an excellent tool that allows clients to explore sexual pleasure in their own bodies on their own time in between sessions.”

Lori O.

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