Why it can be harder for women to orgasm

Written By Kali Pappas, Nutritionist and Blogger at Holistic Chick

Since scientific sex research began in the the mid-1940’s studies have concluded time and time again that women are less likely to have orgasms in comparison to men, but why is the difference so significant?

Interestingly enough both psychologists and sociologists have come up with four variables that can impact women’s rates of orgasm in addition to one major key factor.

Demographics

It seems an increase in age, income and education all play somewhat of a role in more consistent orgasms.

Beliefs

Women who are more liberal religious with stronger views in comparison to those who hold conventional religious beliefs and traditional sex roles are in fact more likely to have an orgasm.

Relationships

This one didn’t come as a surprise to me, but apparently mood has a lot to do with increasing women’s likelihood of orgasming. In simple terms — the less stressed you are the more orgasms you’re probably having!

Sex trauma

Women who are free from sex traumas such as incest and sexual assult for example are somewhat more likely to have orgasms.

In addition to these variables, another important factor has to do with what is actually going on in the bed, of course! What do I mean by that? Well.. orgasming for women in heterosexual relationships cannot simply rely on penis vaginal intercourse (PVI) alone (sometimes) or at least not for all women.

More often than not heterosexual couples will engage in PVI. Unfortunately this doesn’t provide a lot of clitoral stimulation, which could lead us to believe why women are less likely to orgasm — specifically in heterosexual partnerships!

One study found that only 25% of women are actually orgasiming on a consistent basis from PVI and the other three quarters required more clitoral stimulation.

Why is this? In women, orgasm-inducing nerves are located in the clitoris, not the vagina. The clitoris is the little nub of tissue that sits a few inches north of the vaginal opening nestled under the upper junction of the vaginal lips. Intercourse provides some women with enough clitoral stimulation to elicit orgasm, but not all. Which is why a combination of all genital activities are the most effective way of inducing an orgasm for women.

Another huge study concluded that women specifically in heterosexual partnerships were significantly less likely to climax than men.

Interestingly enough, lesbian partnerships in the same study reported 86% consistently orgasmic, which was almost the same percentage as men!

So men, if you want your girl to have an orgasm more often, you may need to pull out some new (or old) tricks in the bedroom with more attention to the womans needs for affection, foreplay and clitoral stimulation.

Overall conclusion: from what I’ve gathered, the key for women to consistently achieve an orgasm is primarily based on how she is pleasured in the bed! This means more focus on other activities than PVI alone, such as cuddling, massage and foreplay with heaps of clitoral stimulation like touching, rubbing and kissing in addition to PVI. So ladies it might be time to speak up in the bedroom!

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