Venus Butterfly: Wikis



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The Venus Butterfly is a sexual technique which now has several variations, including being the subject of the 1988 book The One Hour Orgasm. It was first publicly mentioned in a 1986 episode of the American television drama L.A. Law.


The L.A. Law television episode

In an episode entitled The Venus Butterfly, which first aired on November 21, 1986, a client claims to have an effective sexual technique and reveals it to his lawyer, Stuart Markowitz (Michael Tucker). The technique isn't described to the audience. In a hotel bedroom scene it is implied that Markowitz uses the technique on his lover, Ann Kelsey (Jill Eikenberry) with great positive effect.

The writer of that section of the episode, Terry Louise Fisher, stated that she had just made it up. The show received many letters and phone calls from viewers asking what it was, as well as two requests to license the term.[1] Over fifteen years later, actors on the show reported still being asked about it.[2]

Sue Johanson variation

As described by writer and sex educator Sue Johanson in 2005, the Venus Butterfly is a variant of cunnilingus. It involves using one's tongue on a woman's clitoris, using the fingers on the vagina and using the other hand around the rectum, "even penetrating the rectum if that is pleasurable for her."[3] A similar description was given in a 2004 episode of the TV series Rescue Me.[4] This same technique is referred to in the novel The Illuminatus! Trilogy by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson as "the One-Man Band", and is referred to in issue #298 of "The Amazing Spider-Man" shortly before Peter Parker closes the door of his bedroom while walking in with his wife.[5]

The One Hour Orgasm variation

The 1988 book, The One Hour Orgasm: How to Learn the Amazing "Venus Butterfly" Technique by Leah and Bob Schwartz is dedicated to educating readers on how to perform the technique. In this variation either the woman or man is lying down, and their partner, sitting next to them with their legs positioned around each other, very gently, with just the minimal amount of pressure (the "touch" of a butterfly's wing, at least on the clitoris) stimulates the clitoris or the hood of the penis at the two-o'clock or ten-o'clock position. The book suggests keeping the clitoral shaft steady with one thumb laid gently along and beside it, with the other thumb lying lengthwise just within the vagina but not moving deep within it (all of this is done using a lubricant). The light pressure continues using the same speed throughout until a peak is reached close to orgasm but not quite (although it can be continued if multiple orgasms are the goal), then the speed is slowed down even further or stopped, but very soon continued again and the person is brought back near orgasm or given a second or third orgasm. This orgasm control on the part of the person providing the technique can be learned over time with a particular partner. The technique can be sustained, "surfing" near the orgasm but stopping occasionally, for a very long time, hence the term "One Hour Orgasm"[6],

The book is mentioned in the film Meet the Fockers. A set of video-tapes (for him, and for her) were later made by the Schwartz's, showing how the technique is performed.

Ava Cadell variation

According to Dr. Ava Cadell there are 10 steps to a version of the Venus Butterfly technique[7]:

  1. Kiss and caress your lover passionately to get her juices flowing.
  2. Give her oral sex slowly teasing her vagina with your tongue.
  3. Gently pull back her clitoral hood.
  4. Stimulate it with your tongue until she reaches a level 8 on a pleasure scale of 0 to 10 with 10 being orgasm.
  5. Move away from the clitoris and stimulate the entire outside of her vagina in circular motions.
  6. Return to clitoris stimulation as above until she reaches a 9 on her pleasure scale.
  7. Ask her if she is ready for you to enter her vagina to find and stimulate her G-spot.
  8. Continue to stimulate her clitoris with your tongue, while tapping her G-spot with your finger(s) simultaneously.
  9. If all goes well, she will have a mind-blowing, face-melting internal and external orgasm resulting in multiple orgasms.
  10. Ask her for verbal feedback as you cup one of your hands over her vagina gently to hold the sexual energy within as if you're plugging the drain of a tub.

Other appearances in popular culture

The term has made numerous appearances in popular culture over the years since its' inception.

  • In 1992 a song called "Venus Butterfly" was entered into the Swedish tryouts for the Eurovision Song Contest[8]
  • In 2007 the Canadian band Hidell[9] published a song called "Venus Butterfly"

See also


  1. ^ A Behind the Scenes Look at L.A. Law, Cosmopolitan, December 1987 (reprint on fansite, retrieved 23:45, 12 August 2006 (UTC))
  2. ^ Daniel R. Coleridge, "L.A. Law Reunion's Sexy Secret!", TV Guide, January 24, 2002.
  3. ^ Performing Oral Sex on a Female Talk Sex Productions Inc. & Sue Johanson 2005, URL accessed August 6, 2006.
  4. ^ Basic Cable Awash in Raunch: A Content Analysis of expanded basic cable's Original Prime-Time Series, Parents Television Council, November, 2004
  5. ^ David Michelinie (w), Todd McFarlane (p), Bob McLeod (i). ""Chance Encounter!"" The Amazing Spider-Man 1 (298) (March,1988), Marvel Comics
  6. ^ "The One Hour Orgasm: How to Learn the Amazing "Venus Butterfly" Technique" a book by Leah and Bob Schwartz, 1988
  7. ^ Steps mentioned by Dr. Ava under Loveology University.
  8. ^ YouTube video of the performance
  9. ^ Hidell MySpace page

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