You’re well acquainted with the G-spot and have probably heard of the P-spot – but what about the A-spot? Technically known as the ‘anterior fornix’ and more casually referred to as ‘the deep spot’, this pleasure zone could be the secret to unlocking a whole new world of orgasms.
From what the A-spot feels like to how to pleasure it, here’s everything you need to know.
The anterior fornix is an erogenous zone located within the vagina. Like the G-spot, the A-spot is an internal part of the clitoris. Yep, you heard us correctly – the clitoris is so much more than just what’s exposed externally, and actually extends internally to around five inches in length. Stimulating these internal nerves through hotspots such as the G-spot and A-spot can feel absolutely ahh-mazing and lead to those intense internal orgasms we’re all searching for.
The anterior fornix is also known as ‘the female deep spot’, due to its depth within the vagina. The A-spot is located right at the back of the vagina, close to the cervix. Because of this deep location, the A-spot can often be naturally stimulated during anal play, but you can hit the spot vaginally, too.
The A-spot is made up of an area of sensitive tissue, but unlike the G-spot, the A-spot will generally not have a different texture to the rest of your vagina. However, you will feel a similar level of sensitivity when you stimulate it. Due to the sensitive tissue, you’ll find that stimulating the A-spot will produce lubricant and make you feel wetter.
An A-spot orgasm requires deep stimulation so requires penetration, either from fingers, your partner or a toy – such as a dildo or vibrator. However, not everyone finds it easy to orgasm with internal stimulation alone – and that’s fine! You can also combine deep, A-spot stimulation with external clitoral stimulation for an incredible blended orgasm. Simply choose a sex position that allows for deep vaginal penetration and have your partner stimulate your clit, either with their hands or your favourite vibrator.
There are a number of sex positions that are perfect for targeting your A-spot. Here are just a few to get you started.
Doggy style is a classic sex position – and for good reason. Doggy style allows your partner to penetrate deeply, targeting both your G-spot and A-spot depending on the depth and angle of their thrusts.
While your usual missionary position will leave your A-spot lacking in action, simply popping a pillow or two beneath your lower back can change everything. This slight change of angle raises your vagina and adjusts the angle of penetration, allowing your partner to get deeper with their thrusts and take you well on your way to an explosive deep spot orgasm.
If you’re a fan of seriously deep penetration, The Shard is the sex position for you. This position is another adaptation of missionary, involving your partner on top. From the standard missionary position, raise both of your legs into the air – you can support yourself by holding onto your thighs, or rest your ankles on your partner's shoulders if that is more comfortable. Once you’re in position, you can hold your thighs together while squeezing your pelvic floor muscles, leading to incredible, deep sensations for both you and your partner.
The Frisk is a sexy, versatile position, and one which is very easy to master. The Frisk involves both you and your partner standing, with you bending over slightly while your partner enters you from behind. For deeper penetration, simply lean further forward until you find that perfect angle. This position is especially great as it leaves both your hands free for additional erogenous zone stimulation – you’ll be enjoying those incredible blended orgasms in no time.
Whether you can climax from internal stimulation alone or are striving for a blended orgasm, the A-spot is a serious pleasure point that can feel amazing when targeted. Happy exploring!