Perhaps you took a course on human sexuality in college. If you did, you likely remember one thing: the lecture on the female orgasm. Women want to have them, men want to deliver them. But all too often, the fairer sex’s big-O falls among the ranks of the Abominable Snowman—great, even magical, in theory, but not something that’s often stumbled across.

If women are flummoxed by their orgasms, you’re thinking, what hope do you have? Lots, it turns out. Sure, the female orgasm is fickle. But if you follow these 10 Things You Need To Know About The Female Orgasm, you’ll have the knowledge you need to start studying (and finally seeing) it in the wild. So sit down, listen up, and whip out your pencil. Class is in session.