If you’re a single lady envious of your coupled up friends and all the sex they’re having, there may be something to console yourself with.
If they’re dating a man they’re likely having orgasms 30% less frequently than their male counterparts.
Heterosexual women are seriously losing out on the orgasm stakes to the extent that experts have referred to the problem as ‘the orgasm gap’.
In 2017, The Archives of Sexual Behaviour published research that showed 95% of straight men usually or always climax during sex – compared to only 65 percent of heterosexual women.
Now a new book, Becoming Cliterate: Why Orgasm Equality Matters – And How to Get It,’ sheds light on the issue of pleasure inequality and aims to help women and men bridge this gap.
The book’s author Dr. Laurie Mintz explains why heterosexual women continue to come up short in the o department.
Talking to NBC, she said: “The number-one reason for the orgasm gap – and it’s not the only one – is our cultural ignorance to the clitoris.”
The psychology professor and human sexuality expert argues that women more often than not need direct clitoral stimulation to achieve orgasm and media depictions of sex rarely show this.
“Instead what we see is women having these fast and fabulous orgasms from intercourse alone,” she continued.
A study from the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy in 2015 confirmed Dr Mintz argument, finding that 36.6% of women reported clitoral stimulation was necessary for orgasm.
An additional 36% said that, although it was not needed, clitoral stimulation made their orgasms feel better, while only 18.4% of women reported that intercourse alone was enough to climax.
According to the Archives of Sexual Behavior, women who reported frequent orgasms with their male partner were more likely to: “receive oral sex, be more satisfied with their relationship, ask for what they want in bed and praise their partner for something they did in bed.”
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