Hi, I'm Becca. People around my industry know me as the girl who will try just about anything — regardless of how taboo it may seem — in pursuit of a good story. That trait has landed me laying flat for a vampire facial, sitting upright for a vampire breast lift, and spread eagle for a life-changing O-shot — and that's just to name a few. But today's not about the past. It's about a future full of more mind-blowing orgasms thanks to the Internet's much-loved/much-misunderstood Orgasm Throne. Let's dive in, shall we?
If you keep your eye on your social feeds and the click-worthy stories within them, there's a pretty good chance you've heard of the Orgasm Throne. It's a seemingly magical women's health treatment that, while geared towards curing incontinence through a series of electromagnetic waves, has side effects that supposedly send orgasms soaring. And if you're like me, when reading about said throne, you're probably envisioning something like this:
You can imagine, then, my reaction when I learned that the device that's said to totally transform your ability to orgasm looks more porcelain throne than Game of Thrones. But hey, don't judge a book by it's cover, right?
Regardless of appearance — which, in terms of medical equipment, it really is sleek — let's talk logistics. "The Emsella chair [AKA the Orgasm Throne] is FDA-approved for urinary incontinence," says Dr. Carolyn Delucia, the OB/GYN at VSPOT, a women's health spa in Manhattan, and the only spa to have the chair in the city. "It effectively strengthens the ten pelvic floor muscles which allows women to tighten the muscles to [also] increase friction and satisfaction during intercourse."
Now, a quick note: There's no hard data that kegels will equal mind-blowing orgasms because not everyone gets off on penetration alone. BUT, that increased blood flow to the area will mean improved sensation which can lead to some more pleasurable sex.
After looking at the chair and wondering how on Earth this non-invasive treatment could possibly enhance my sex life, let alone make me kegel, I started to strip down. However, much to my surprise, this was one adventure in beauty at the spa that didn't require shedding layers — just rings and all things metal.
In order to achieve the expected results — a stronger pelvic floor that leads to better Os – I learned that you have to 1) sit for multiple sessions (they recommend six) over a three week period, and 2) actually need a stronger pelvic floor.
So while I may not be the prime candidate for the O Throne, consider this: The other clients at this spa are usually older than I am, plus they've had children. And if they've been finding that the Emsella chair is spicing up their life, I say, GO FOR IT.
"It's just like Botox — do it when you're young so you won't have [issues] when you're older," Barshop says.
Bottom Line: Internet hype over the Orgasm Throne isn't for everyone. But if you've had a baby and/or if you experience incontinence — and you have a whopping $1,500 to foot the bill — this treatment could be just what you're looking for to transform your sex life and overall confidence.
It's expensive AF, but your vagina is worth the cheddar if that's how you want to spend it.