Self:Cervix Science

As the leading global movement for cervical awakening and orgasm, we believe in mixing pleasure with science. All of our programs are embedded in the context of science, psychology and sexology.

Going deeper - historical research on the cervix

For scientists and the medical industry, the cervix has largely been uncharted territory that usually only comes up in conversation during a pap smear. Reference to the cervix was associated with reproduction, cervical conditions, gynaecological examination and testing.

Dr Alfred Kinsey, known as the "father of the sexual revolution," reported in 1954 that the cervix did not respond to stimulation in his Kinsey Report “Sexual Behaviour in the Human Female”, revolutionising the way society thinks of sex. One particular statement in the book regarding the cervix, however, has been misinterpreted leading to a misconception in sexology and medicine that persists today, that the cervix is devoid of sensory nerves.

On page 584, Kinsey states, “All of the clinical and experimental data show that the surface of the cervix is the most completely insensitive part of the female genital anatomy.” It has led healthcare providers to conclude, erroneously, that the cervix is devoid of sensory nerves and can be cut or removed without consequence.

The Kinsey investigators reported when the cervix was “gently stroked” with a “glass, metal or cotton-tipped probe,” only 5% of 878 women reported they could feel it. Data was the basis of Kinsey’s claim of cervical insensitivity.

However, when the investigators stimulated the cervix of the same women with “distinct pressure” using “an object larger than a probe", 84% of the 878 women reported they could feel it. Kinsey’s conclusion did not take into account his own significant finding.

Female pleasure reimagined - the sensate cervix

In 1994, Dr Barry R. Komisaruk pioneered further research on female pleasure and confirmed that the cervix can respond to stimulation (with the absence of clitoral stimulation), uncovering that this reproductive organ is also the path to the deepest, full-bodied female orgasm! There is extensive clear data from diverse sources that women can certainly feel stimulation of the cervix. We also know through anecdotal research at Self:Cervix, that the cervix responds to stimulation - not only to pressure, but also to light touch.

"The cervix can respond to stimulation (with the absence of clitoral stimulation), uncovering that this reproductive organ is also the path to the deepest, full-bodied female orgasm!"

There is so much more we are yet to understand with regards to cervical orgasm with limited research in this sphere of female pleasure. Experiential findings show that transcendental states are possible with cervical orgasm, with women reporting DMT-like experiences (N-Dimethyltryptamine). It is not yet possible to measure endogenous DMT in humans and so these expansive experiences are yet to be understood.

We are here to revolutionise the cervix as a portal for healing, pleasure and orgasm and are proud to share the research with you.

If you are interested in conducting a study with Self:Cervix or on the cervix, we would love to hear from you

1. A controlled pilot study to test the online intervention Self:Cervix focusing on cervical pain, numbness, sexual pleasure and well-being

Katharina Weitkamp, Ineka Hänisch & Sophie-Charlott Heesch

Published: 14.01.2020

Key findings:

Self:Cervix –

  • Increased sexual functioning with significant increase in arousal, desire and overall pleasure
  • Increased sensitivity in genital regions
  • Discomfort and pain were reduced deep inside the vagina and around the vaginal opening
  • Females experienced a greater sense of empowerment, satisfaction and ‘self-love’
  • Improved mental health with a significant decrease in anxiety, depressive and somatisation symptoms
  • This stronger and more positive connection to their genitals and thus their femininity might have led to the strong improvements in psychological well-being

Read the full research paper here.

2. “Practical self-love”—A qualitative interview study on women participating in Self:Cervix: an online sexual mindfulness and sensitivity course

Published: 01 Dec 2019.

Katharina Weitkamp,Mailin Laues &Thomas Schnell


Key findings:

Self Cervix –

  • Strengthens the awareness for a female’s own needs
  • Increased sensitivity, sensations, pleasure and provides females with more intense orgasms
  • Promotes empowerment and self-compassion
  • The cervix is an organ with highly erogenous abilities (Jannini et al., 2012; Komisaruk et al., 2004; Komisaruk & Whipple, 2011)
  • Self-massage called “de-armouring” reduces cervical pain and numbness
  • The “de-armouring” process is suggested to build neural connections between the brain and cervix
  • The World Health Organisation (WHO) considers positive sexual experiences to be an integral part of a healthy life relevant for overall well-being, mirroring the findings from this study

Read the full research paper here.

The cervix is the final frontier in female sexual awakening and empowerment

– Self:Cervix

3. Brain activation during vaginocervical self-stimulation and orgasm in women with complete spinal cord injury: fMRI evidence of mediation by the Vagus nerves

Barry R. Komisaruk*, Beverly Whippleb, Audrita Crawforda, Sherry Grimesa, Wen-Ching Liuc, Andrew Kalninc, Kristine Mosierc

Published: 2004


Key findings:

  • The cervix is proven to be orgasmic
  • Even with a spinal cord injury, females could feel pleasure from cervical self-stimulation (CSS), resulting in orgasm without the stimulation of the clitoris or any other sexual organ
  • The Vagus nerve connects the cervix and the brain
  • The Vagus nerve is the pathway that by-passes the spine and activates vaginal–cervical self-stimulation (CSS) in females
  • Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) demonstrates evidence of a genital sensory role of the Vagus nerves
  • Vaginal or cervical stimulation releases the oxytocin from the posterior pituitary gland into the bloodstream—a response known as the Ferguson Reflex
  • During orgasm, the insular cortex and anterior cingulate cortices are active, because both of these areas have been reported to be activated during response to pain
  • The existence of a local interaction between the pain and orgasmic pleasure-related regions of the brain, and a possible site involved in the analgesia produced by CSS

The brain regions that showed activation during the orgasms included:

  •   Hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus
  •   Medial amygdala
  •   Anterior cingulate
  •   Frontal, parietal, insular cortices
  •   Cerebellum

4. Read about Cervical Orgasm and DMT


DMT stands for Dimethyltryptamine. It is a chemical substance that occurs in many plants and animals. It can be consumed as a psychedelic drug and has historically been prepared by various cultures for ritual purposes as an entheogen (a substance that produces altered states for the purpose of spiritual development).

Do Orgasms Cause the Release of DMT?

Read the article here.

Cervical Orgasm Research Project

Help progress the conversation around female sexual response.

In an effort to bring more awareness to the world (particularly the medical profession), we need to collect experiences of cervical orgasm.

Cervical orgasm is a profound and often spiritual experience. It's important we validate the significance of these orgasms and prove they are real.

If you've had a cervical orgasm or experience cervical pleasure, please fill in this form. Results will be collected and may be written up in scientific journals.

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