Exploring the A‑Spot (Anterior Fornix Erogenous Zone)

[Image: a comic featuring someone holding a Hulk-themed Uberrime A-Spot Avenger while looking at a diagram of reproductive anatomy.]

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The A‑spot — or AFE zone — is one of the most underrated erogenous zones in existence.

It’s an area on the front vagi­nal wall, all the way in and far­ther inside than the (osten­si­bly also mys­te­ri­ous) G‑spot. Due to the A‑spot’s depth, it may be even more dif­fi­cult to locate than the G‑spot, but learn­ing more about it adds fan­tas­tic vari­ety to one’s pleasure.

Some peo­ple with vagi­nas find A‑spot or cer­vi­cal orgasms even more mag­i­cal­ly full-bodied than G‑spot orgasms, but as always, find what works for you. Not every­one will enjoy pres­sure against their A‑spot.

Note: there is no monolithic “best” erogenous zone.

Sensations can get more deli­cious when using com­bi­na­tions of toys that stim­u­late the A‑spot and G‑spot at the same time, the A‑spot and cli­toris at the same time, or any oth­er pairing.

In any case, this guide is here to help expand the orgas­mic expe­ri­ences some­one can have! Read on to find your A‑spot and learn what to look for in an A‑spot toy.

What’s in a name?

The “AFE” in “AFE zone” stands for “ante­ri­or fornix eroge­nous”— and it’s all a fan­cy (but accu­rate) way of say­ing “the sen­su­al­ly sen­si­tive area in front of the cervix.” Calling it such is more accu­rate, but we just call it the “A‑spot” for short.

Exploring the A-Spot (Anterior Fornix Erogenous Zone) 1

It’s also worth not­ing that the AFE zone has a coun­ter­part on the back wall: the PFE zone, or pos­te­ri­or fornix. Some peo­ple with vagi­nas will find more plea­sure in stim­u­lat­ing that area or mas­sag­ing the cervix prop­er. Remember: the cervix isn’t mere­ly the end of the vagi­na. Instead, it’s a tube­like struc­ture that hangs down inside.

Generally, though, toys good for A‑spot stim­u­la­tion are also good for cervix stim­u­la­tion. There are excep­tions, though. More on that lat­er in this post!

Where it is and how to find it with fingers

The A‑spot is a broad area, and its depth varies from per­son to per­son. There is no spe­cif­ic num­ber that applies to every­one. It’s also a lit­tle bit trick­i­er because, unlike with the G‑spot, the A‑spot doesn’t have any tell­tale texturing.

A-Spot Shevibe Diagram

Here’s one place to start looking for your A‑spot:

Find your G‑spot (fol­low the curve where the pubic bone dips) first, and then go in about two inch­es deep­er on the front wall. The A‑spot is gen­er­al­ly some­where between there and a lit­tle under the cervix. Bend your fin­gers in a “come hith­er” motion.

Because the tech­nique is sim­i­lar to G‑spot fin­ger­ing, it may put your mind at ease use the bath­room and lay out a tow­el or sex throw before play­ing. Squirting from A‑spot stim­u­la­tion isn’t com­mon, but intense front wall stim­u­la­tion in gen­er­al can put a lot of pres­sure on the blad­der. It’s good to take away that poten­tial distraction.

If you struggle to find or stimulate your A‑spot with your fingers, that’s okay.

Some have a shal­low­er cervix than oth­ers, some have short fin­gers, oth­ers strug­gle with reach, and so on. And even for one per­son, the cervix’s height varies depend­ing on their men­stru­al cycle. It’s high­er dur­ing ovu­la­tion and low­er dur­ing menstruation.

If your partner’s fin­gers are longer than yours, they’ll almost sure­ly have an eas­i­er time. Directing a penis for­ward and deep with short thrusts could also work, depend­ing on your anato­my. And of course, toys are opti­mal tools for exploring!

Toys for A‑spot stimulation

The best A‑spot sex toys also have a slight curve and swelling head. We’re try­ing to go in deep, so some­thing steeply bent and rigid like the njoy Pure Wand isn’t our best bet. And as far as girth goes, a firm and thin-to-moderate width dil­do can work well. A squishy toy can too, if there’s ade­quate girth, cur­va­ture, and tapering.

The main things to look for, though, are reach and pres­sure — as a gen­er­al rule, you want some­thing with more than 5 inch­es of insertable length. A firm and bul­bous dil­do doesn’t need to be as long as a squishy one to apply the same “oomph,” though. And, of course, your mileage may vary, because not everyone’s vagi­nal canal is the same.

[Image: the NS Novelties Firefly Glow Wand is the ultimate A-spot dildo]

Here are some great toys for A‑spot stimulation, for all experience levels:

NS Novelties Glass G‑Spot Wand

This super afford­able glass dil­do has a gener­ic name, but don’t let that fool you! It’s a mis­sile for my A‑spot, apply­ing tar­get­ed pres­sure like no oth­er toy on this list.

Read a full NS Novelties Firefly G‑Spot Glow Wand and find out just how fan­tas­tic it is.

Cloud 9 G‑Spot Slim 7” 

This vibra­tor has a sim­i­lar double-ended swell to the NS G Wand, but it has a lit­tle flex­i­bil­i­ty. Only a lit­tle, though. Its firm­ness and curve eas­i­ly dig into the A‑spot, but some users will appre­ci­ate the way it bends against their G‑spot, too. And it vibrates for an extra dimen­sion to the pressure.

Read my full Cloud 9 G‑Spot Slim 7 Inch review.

Uberrime Night King and Vixen Creations VixSkin Johnny

These two toys are very dif­fer­ent, but their com­mon­al­i­ties include a thick 1.75” girth, pro­nounced head for front wall pres­sure, and just the right amount of curve to go in deep. These two dil­dos are the truth— also amaz­ing against my cervix.

Read my full reviews of the Uberrime Night King and the Vixen Creations VixSkin Johnny.

Tantus Tsunami

The bumps and waves on the Tsunami might look wild, but they’re beau­ti­ful­ly placed. The curved tip press­es against the A‑spot, while the ridges along the shaft press against the G‑spot simul­ta­ne­ous­ly. It’s a sym­pho­ny for the vagi­nal walls.

Read my full Tantus Tsunami review.

Blush Novelties Avant P1, P2, or D14

These dil­dos have 5.5” of insertable length, 1.25” of girth, and are on the squishy side. However, their swelling tip makes them great options for some­one with a shal­low cervix.

Read my full Blush Avant P1 dil­do review.

Wrapping it up!

If you’ve expe­ri­enced orgasms via deep pen­e­tra­tion, there’s a good chance you either had your cervix mas­saged just right, or you found your A‑spot. There are many inter­nal hot spots, and the AFE zone is anoth­er delight­ful option in your sex­u­al buffet.

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[I orig­i­nal­ly wrote this post for SheVibe. The ver­sion you see here is a repost with some modifications.]

11 Responses

  1. Tony says:

    OH THAT’S THE SPOT THAT MAKES ME CUM VIOLENTLY! Cool to have a name/an idea of where it is to repli­cate it. Someone fin­ger­ing me and press­ing hard against the a‑spot was the first thing that ever made me squirt.

  2. Erica S says:

    Thanks so much for this!! I always loved pres­sure against that area but hadn’t real­ly explored it more until I found your blog. Yay for cer­vi­cal orgasms. 

    Still sor­ta bummed that I haven’t achieved true squirt­ing but try­ing to focus on the pleasure/positive!

  3. Bee says:

    Hi, I read your arti­cle on SheVibe and fol­lowed the link to your blog. Just want­ed to say thank you for writ­ing this arti­cle. You have no idea how weird and alone I felt for find­ing plea­sure in hav­ing my cervix (even though I don’t like to think of it much tbh) stimulated.

    Almost every­one I’ve talked to prefers vibra­tors to dil­dos because they hate hav­ing any­thing close to their cervix. It made me feel like there was some­thing wrong with me even though I’m 30 and know every­one finds plea­sure in dif­fer­ent things and in dif­fer­ent ways but I still felt like I was made wrong.

    Anyway, I’m just hap­py I found you and got edu­cat­ed on this. I swear they should teach this stuff in sex ed. I’m gonna give your toy rec­om­men­da­tions a try and hope­ful­ly in the future I’ll have an A‑spot orgasm. Love you!!

    • YES! You’re echo­ing the men­tal spot I was in when I orig­i­nal­ly wrote my guide to cer­vi­cal orgasms: SO TIRED of peo­ple dis­miss­ing what I know to be true about my pleasure.

      Thanks for com­ment­ing. I’m hap­py to hear my work helped you feel less alone.

  4. G says:

    i love re-reading your arti­cles & learn­ing from them ^^

  5. Cindy says:

    I am very curi­ous if and how you can tell whether a dil­do is stim­u­lat­ing the AFE or the cervix? When I mas­tur­bate with Vixskin Mustang, I find thrust­ing it all the way in until I feel resis­tance and can­not go fur­ther quite plea­sur­able, and I often can come from this while using a clit toy along with the Mustang. But I don’t know if the head of the dil­do is stim­u­lat­ing my cervix or the AFE.

    • In short, are you press­ing the head up against your front wall, or are you push­ing into the struc­ture in the cen­ter? It’s entire­ly pos­si­ble that you’re stim­u­lat­ing both zones, though. Enjoy it! 🙂

  6. Erika says:

    Your posts on deep vagi­nal stim­u­la­tion in the afe-area and cervix have been rev­o­lu­tion­ary for me!!
    I used to be able to squirt many years ago but mys­te­ri­ous­ly for­got how to. Exploring the afe-zone has made me squirt like nev­er before, it’s amaz­ing!! So thank you for talk­ing so much about this, because I feel like we talk a lot more about the clit and g‑spot but not as much about this?

  7. John says:

    Hey, thanks for the all the infor­ma­tion. How deep (or what range of depth) is the AFE and PFE? I know it depends on sev­er­al fac­tors, but what’s a rough idea? Thanks

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