The Coital Alignment Technique

Edward Eichel, the inventor of the coital alignment technique, or CAT for short, said it was an evolutionary step in the way people made love.

That's because it provides both female orgasm during intercourse and simultaneous orgasm for the couple.

Video Of The Coital Alignment Technique

Medicalizing Female Sexual Issues

Most women who make love in the conventional way don't reach orgasm or come during intercourse. This fact has been turned into a medical problem called female sexual dysfunction.

But what if the lack of female orgasm during intercourse is really about our sexual technique, and not some imaginary disease?

In fact, what if another approach to sex - the CAT, say - was able to increase the number of women who come during intercourse dramatically? Wouldn't that prove there was nothing wrong to start with?

The Truth About Coital Alignment

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As Edward Eichel pointed out, the real cure for lack of female orgasm during lovemaking is to change the way we have sex. That's what this new way of making love, the coital alignment technique, is all about.

To start with, lack of orgasm during intercourse is not a disease, and secondly men and women are mutually involved in the construction of a solution to this problem.

Furthermore, the coital alignment technique is not just some kind of panacea. It's actually a technique that, as Eichel observes, "transcends archetypal gender tendencies and produces greater empathy."

So what, you may well wonder, can the CAT actually do for men and women who want better sex?

The Reality of Intercourse

Let's start by considering premature ejaculation.

The quicker a man moves his hand on his penis during masturbation, the quicker he will reach orgasm. So it is during intercourse: the faster he thrusts, the faster he comes.

In the missionary or man on top sex position (the most popular position for making love), a man thrusts in and out of his partner. And, as he nears orgasm, he begins to move faster and harder. This is a genetic tendency which is programmed into each and every man.

However, this tendency to move faster and with more energy produces a greatly accelerated orgasm.

In short, his ejaculation is a result of the way that the man makes love during intercourse. To be blunt, a man may be coming prematurely just because of how he is making love to his partner.

There is no sexual dysfunction, be it premature ejaculation or anything else. His fast ejaculation is just a product of the way a couple is choosing to make love.

The woman's lack of orgasm is the same - a product of sexual technique. The clitoris is responsible for most women's orgasmic responses. But it lies some distance above the vaginal opening and receives little or no stimulation during conventional intercourse. No wonder a woman doesn't come this way!

Edward Eichel refers to Alfred Kinsey's 1948 report on male sexual behavior. Kinsey said that in any other setting, a man who achieved his goal quickly and with great intensity would be regarded as successful.

How ironic that during intercourse, our perception is that the man who comes quickly is somehow less successful at lovemaking than the man who can continue thrusting in his partner for much longer!

The Detail Of Intercourse

It's really interesting to consider the detail of conventional lovemaking, as opposed to the coital alignment technique. Eichel suggested that when a man is nearing his own climax, he will thrust harder and faster. It's natural.

But as he does so, he actually inhibits the ability of the woman to move - or indeed find a way of speeding up her own orgasm. That's because it is physically painful for her to move when her partner's movements become stronger and more aggressive.

As a result, most women adjust as best they can to their man's movements. This may mean slowing down or perhaps even stopping any movement of her own.

And the consequence of this is simple - it's then physically impossible for the woman to reach orgasm.

By the way, another "constructed" medical condition called hypoactive sexual desire disorder might be another product of how we traditionally make love.....

I say that because hypoactive sexual desire disorder usually occurs in so-called "sexless marriages". But what if the cause of low sexual desire is simply that intercourse has become so unsatisfying for the woman and possibly the man as well that the couple have simply stopped bothering?

Eventually, this lack of sex will lead to something that looks like erectile dysfunction or impotence in the man, and a lack of sexual arousal in the woman.

Can A Sexual Technique Be A Solution For These Problems?

Eichel suggested that the coital alignment technique could produce a remarkably high frequency of female orgasm during intercourse, AND a high proportion of simultaneous orgasms. Simultaneous orgasm has long been regarded as the Holy Grail of lovemaking by many couples.

And later investigations demonstrated that he was absolutely right.

The basis of the coital alignment technique (CAT for short) is a particular way of making love which is anatomically suited to the couple as they move together during lovemaking.

The basic position used for the CAT is called "riding high".

The man moves forward or upward along the woman, so that his pelvis is high up, level with hers. This makes the base of his penis touch his partner's pubic bone, and press against her upper vulva. The result of this is that it will stimulate her clitoris and urethral meatus.

But that alone is not enough.

There needs to be a specially co-ordinated pattern of movement between the two partners which is continuously maintained until both reach orgasm.

I think most people's difficulty with the coital alignment technique is understanding exactly what this movement entails.

Eichel describes it likes this: the woman leads on the upward stroke while the man provides a slight counter pressure. The man leads on the downward stroke, as his partner provides a slight counter pressure.

At this point the technique becomes even more esoteric.

Couples are told to think of the process as building up a charge of orgasmic energy, which they can allow to build up and overtake them without disrupting the pace and pattern of their movements.

A third factor linked to the success of the CAT is to ensure that the anatomy of the woman's external sex organs is fully understood by both partners.

What has traditionally been thought of as the G spot might in fact just be a more sensitive area around the urethral meatus.

This was the conclusion of Milan Zaviacic, who concluded that the most sensitive part of the female prostate was located near the urethral meatus.

Therefore, when the man is moving correctly in synchrony with the woman during intercourse using the coital alignment technique, then this technique will indeed provide simultaneous stimulation of both the woman's clitoris and her "female prostate".

This is the recipe for what's become known as a blended orgasm, deeply satisfying, and felt on both physical and emotional levels by the woman.

For more information on the CAT see the official coital alignment technique website.

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