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Harvard Sex Researcher Reveals Truth About Female Orgasm

Getting her off is good.

Harvard’s Dr. Justin Lehmiller reveals the truth about female orgasm.

Between 2005 and 2011, researchers collected data from two groups of college women: nearly 7,000 women who self-reported that they had ever hooked-up (and their most recent hookup was with a man), and more than 6,500 women in heterosexual relationships of over 6 months. In this impressive sample, when it came to sexual satisfaction, sexual enjoyment and orgasm were highly intertwined. In both hookups and relationships, orgasm was strongly associated with sexual enjoyment; women were nearly six times more likely to report sexual enjoyment when they had also experienced an orgasm in a given sexual encounter. In other words, orgasm = good. – Getting Her There: When Are Women Most Likely To Have Orgasms?

A WOMAN in a relationship is twice as likely to have an orgasm as during a hook up, with Dr. Justin Lehmiller, — ahem — drilling down on the statistics. This isn’t news to me, but it’s great it’s getting headlines after a new posting from Science of Relationships [h/t Huffington Post].

One big reason is that during a hook up it’s mostly about getting laid, with foreplay often ignored. Dr. Lehmiller delves into the “orgasm gap.”

This so-called “orgasm gap” has become the subject of a growing amount of research attention. To date, several factors have been linked to increased odds of female orgasm during a heterosexual hookup: how much previous sexual experience she has with that particular partner, how she feels about him, and what specific sexual activities they practiced.

Vaginal intercourse is just not all that effective for helping a woman reach orgasm. Some statistics have it as high as 75% of women need more. In a casual sexual encounter, women are far more unlikely to delve into what turns her on and gets her off, what techniques work.

It takes more for her to orgasm than him. This is not news, but it’s a major factor for men to know if they want to have sex with a woman and also make her happy she did.

Now that we’re freer, it’s also interesting to understand how hook ups and one night stands affect women differently than men on the sexual satisfaction meter.

But when it comes to female orgasms, long-term relationships seem to be the place to find them: 67% of women in relationships reported they had an orgasm with their partners the last time they had sex, which supports the commitment and affection perspective. Similarly, rates of enjoyment of sexual activity (e.g., “enjoyed it very much”) were higher in relationships (81%) compared to hookups (50%).

One truth never changes, without an orgasm sex never has a chance to do what it’s supposed to do, which beyond making us feel good is also about releasing all sorts of chemicals into our body that are also healthy for us, just like sex is.

It doesn’t matter your age. You’re always better off having sex than not.

"Thanks to Dr. Justin Lehmiller -- a sex educator and researcher in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University -- we now have a handy infographic to explain the ins and outs of the female orgasm during hookups." - Huffington Post

Thanks to Dr. Justin Lehmiller — a sex educator and researcher in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University — we now have a handy infographic to explain the ins and outs of the female orgasm during hookups.”Huffington Post

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4 Responses to Harvard Sex Researcher Reveals Truth About Female Orgasm

  1. secularhumanizinevoluter March 16, 2014 at 7:40 am #

    YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING!!!!!!

    • Taylor Marsh March 16, 2014 at 4:11 pm #

      Dr. Taylor is in. What seems to be your problem? ;-)

      • secularhumanizinevoluter March 17, 2014 at 5:31 am #

        Meant purely as a rhetorical sardonic comment. It will never cease to amaze me how apparently utterly clueless men in particular seem to be regarding meeting the sexual needs of a woman.

  2. spincitysd March 16, 2014 at 5:00 pm #

    It is what is Sec; deal with it. Aural sex before any other kind of sex works best. And hello, wouldn’t she know exactly where x marks the spot? The guy will be almost there but this is where almost really does not count at all. Besides she is a lot better at multitasking. ;)

    And no duh about oral, he is then totally concentrating on her; total focus, no distractions on his part.

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