Here’s How Many Men And Women Actually Orgasm During Sex

And how to get that number up

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Anyone who has regular sex knows that the odds are in favor of men having an orgasm almost every single time. If women orgasm at all, it usually takes much longer to reach the Big O. Just that phrase alone can cause performance anxiety in anyone who feels they are required to climax in order for sex to count.

Some researchers at Indiana University and Chapman University got their own kind of payoff when they decided to find out the differences in orgasm frequency among gay, lesbian, bisexual and heterosexual men and women. This scientific study examined how over 30 different traits or behaviors were associated with frequency of orgasm when the test subjects were sexually intimate during a month-long period.

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More than 52,000 men and women of all sexual orientations between the ages of 18-65 were studied. And the results were not totally unexpected.

Heterosexual men were most likely to say they usually-always orgasmed when sexually intimate (95%), followed by gay men (89%), bisexual men (88%), lesbian women (86%), bisexual women (66%), and heterosexual women (65%).

For those women who reported more frequent orgasms, they basically took a page out of the “How to Get Yourself Some Pleasure” handbook and took charge of their own sexuality. We could all learn something from them.

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According to the study, this is what they did to ensure themselves the Big O time after time:

…receive more oral sex, have longer duration of last sex, be more satisfied with their relationship, ask for what they want in bed, praise their partner for something they did in bed, call/email to tease about doing something sexual, wear sexy lingerie, try new sexual positions, anal stimulation, act out fantasies, incorporate sexy talk, and express love during sex.

Women were also more likely to orgasm with a simple trifecta of deep kissing, manual genital stimulation, and/or oral sex in addition to vaginal intercourse. Of course, it all depends on what your personal erogenous zones are and how many you have.

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So if you’re looking to up your orgasm frequency, it might be time to try a few new tricks.

[h/t Women’s Health]

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