Research Says Women Make Women Orgasm More Than Men Do, Proving We’re The Dominant Sex Once And For All
When it comes to getting off, the cast members of Orange is the New Black may be on to something. A new study found that lesbians have more orgasms than their straight friends.
Researchers found that when it comes to lesbians, women are reaching orgasm roughly 75 percent of the time. Sadly, for those women seeking the same pleasure from a man, orgasm is only achieved about 60 percent of the time. (Bixsexual women lost overall, reportedly hitting the big O just 50 percent of the time.)
Unsurprisingly—and ‘ugh, figures,’—men have the most orgasms, regardless of being gay, straight, or bixsexual, since ejaculation is necessary for reproduction. (Thanks, evolution!)
The research, published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, took a look at data from more than 2,000 single people.
So what’s the deal with straight women getting the shaft (literally)?
According to Justin R. Garcia, Ph.D., lead author and research scientist at The Kinsey Institute, a lack of an orgasm is the most commonly reported sexual issue among women.
Unfortunately, we know this all too well! So what are lesbians doing that men (and straight girls) aren’t?
Researchers believe that lesbians are both more intimately acquainted with the workings of the female anatomy (which, duh, makes sense!) and that their sexual encounters tend to last longer than heterosexual ones. Communication issues between males and females could also lead to unsatisfactory experiences, because if you don’t ask, you’ll never get what you want!
So, the question is, how can we ALL have sex like lesbians?
Well, for starters, everyone (men and women) need to be more detail-oriented, and better at asking for what we want, especially since the female orgasm is so unpredictable, Garcia says.
Oh, and straight up masturbation can help.
“There is a great benefit for women in particular knowing their own bodies, their sexual responses and interests, and communicating this to their partner.”
Garcia went on to explain how communication and ‘getting to know each other both in and out of the bedroom’ is key—but isn’t that true for every relationship? This leads me to believe that we’re talking about a real relationship (you know, BF/GF type of stuff) instead of just the nitty gritty: sex.
What can you do to orgasm like a lesbian?
Garcia says, get to know yourself, get to know your partner, take your time and don’t be afraid to tell your partner what you want.
And asking a lesbian for her best advice probably doesn’t hurt, either.
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