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If I Can Achieve Orgasm, It’s So Weak – Why and What Can I Do?

The orgasm is an enticing topic, and without question, one that peaks every woman’s interest. But weak orgasms or lack of orgasm can seemingly come out of nowhere, causing concern and frustration.

If you’re suddenly finding it harder to achieve orgasm or have noticed your orgasm is weaker than it used to be, rest assured there’s usually an explanation. Here’s what you need to know about weak orgasms, and how to treat the issue.

What Exactly is an Orgasm Anyway?

Before we talk about what causes weak orgasms, let’s talk about what happens when women climax, in general. If you ask Dr. Google, an orgasm is “a climax of sexual excitement, characterized by feelings of pleasure centered in the genitals.” Physiologically, the genitals become engorged with blood, the heart rate soars, genital muscles contract, and oxytocin and dopamine are released by the brain. In short, it feels fabulous.

The clitoris is central to the female orgasm. Don’t be fooled: the clitoris isn’t just the tiny structure you see externally. It’s actually quite extensive with crura, or legs, which extend well into the labia. Other fun facts? The clitoris houses more than 8,000 nerve endings. It’s super sensitive! It has erectile tissue, similar to the penis in a man, and becomes engorged and erect with stimulation. It’s no wonder that most women need direct clitoral stimulation to achieve orgasm. In fact, more than 70% of women will not achieve orgasm from intercourse alone.

What Causes Weak Orgasms, and What Can You Do About It?

The cause behind weaker or nonexistent orgasms isn’t always crystal clear, but there are some things you can do and keep in mind to help improve the situation:

  • Be present. Surely, you’re not going to reach orgasm if you’re thinking about what happened at work today or everything you need to get done tomorrow. It’s vital to put that busy mind to rest and be in the moment.
  • Optimize your lifestyle for sex. A healthy diet means a healthy heart and a healthy weight. I recommend the heart healthy Mediterranean diet as a lifestyle. Smoking interferes with blood flow, including to the genitals. Just don’t smoke. Alcohol is ok in moderation. Exercise is beneficial; if biking or spin class is your thing, adjust your seat and handlebars to avoid numbness to the vulva. Nerve compression around the vulva can definitely influence orgasm potential.
  • Address any underlying medical issues. Hypertension, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, if left untreated, can negatively influence blood flow, including to the genitals. Less blood to the genitals means less satisfaction. Remember to manage chronic medical issues.
  • As hormone changes occur during menopause, so might the orgasm experience. What used to feel like a thunderstorm might seem like a light drizzle now, and that can be a frustrating change. Occasionally, lack of adequate lubrication is the issue. You can ensure vaginal moisture and lubrication with foreplay, or you can look to your favorite lube or vaginal moisturizer for a little help. 

Some women prefer to use topical, vaginal estrogen to supplement their own decline of hormones, and that’s ok too. I also recommend the use of a vibrator. Vibration enhances blood flow and orgasm…consider it the doctor’s orders!

Ristela® is a unique blend of antioxidants and amino acids that helps enhance blood flow to the genitals during sexual stimulation. It increases nitric oxide production which dilates blood vessels and improves sexual response. Ristela has been shown in multiple clinical studies to safely and effectively increase the strength and frequency of orgasm and enhance general sexual satisfaction in sexually active women,* when used consistently.

The health benefits of sex have been demonstrated over and over again. Orgasms feel great, relieve stress, help with sleep, burn calories, strengthen pelvic floor muscles and provide a general sense of well-being. True, at times the stars may need to be aligned to achieve orgasm… but a little help with the tips above certainly can’t hurt!

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Since taking Ristella, my life has changed, literally! I can’t say enough about it. I had no libido and now I have more sexual desire than I ever have. I am 66 and learning that I can do things in the bedroom with my husband to enhance our sexual partnership and learning what pleases me and asking for it, which he really gets into. Ladies, it is true that men really don’t see that little bit of extra around your middle, or that your breasts aren’t as perky as they used to be. Men are very “visual” in nature and I understand it more now than ever. My husband loves a light on in the bedroom or an a-joining room so he can see what WE are doing. I am trying new ideas and things in the bedroom that I never would have before thanks to Ristella!


I have been using ristela and revaree for 3 months now and I am extremely pleased. I was doubtful until around the 8 -9 weeks mark. I wished it was more affordable but I don’t drink so I guess my money can go towards my health.
I really am so thankful for it giving me my drive back. I feel like a whole woman again. Having a low sex drive really hit my self-esteem and made me feel depressed. I feel like the younger version of myself and it brought back intimacy my relationship.

Lyn G

I am 65 yrs old I have been taken Ristela and Revaree together for two weeks and I am seeing results from Ristela it’s giving me more lubricant and it’s making love to my husband more enjoyable.
With Revaree I did get a organism that I felt and my husband as well and it’s been a long time.

Cathy Paine

I am currently taking Ristella and hoping for positive results. Although there is nothing wrong with using a vibrator, women need to know they can permanently damage the clitoral nerves. There are so many amazing ways for a woman to reach orgasm without a vibrator. I highly recommend the OMGyes website. Best information out there to help women learn how to reach orgasm!


I have not only post-menopausal vaginal atrophy issues, but extensive long-term past sexual trauma that significantly decreases my drive and ability to achieve orgasm. It’s demoralizing that something so precious and personal has been taken from me in an effort to satisfy it for someone else’s gain. I have been taking these products for about 2 weeks now and haven’t seen any improvement yet, but understand I have considerably more to overcome than some and have hope that, with time and prayer, I will. Thank you for having the courage and know-how to care enough about the female species to gift us this possible solution.


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