Why is there a gap in the number of orgasms between men and women?

In heterosexual intercourse, women are said to have overwhelmingly fewer

orgasms (sexual climax) than men. Laurie Mintz of the University of Florida Department of Psychology explains this feature called the ' orgasm gap '.

The orgasm gap and why women climax less than men


a survey of more than 50,000 men and women by Chapman University in the United States, about 95% of heterosexual men answered, ``I usually feel orgasm during sexual intercourse with a partner who has an intimate relationship.'' On the other hand, only about 65% of heterosexual women gave the same answer.

Another study found that women are more likely to experience orgasm when they are alone than when they are with a partner, with approximately 92% of women having an orgasm while masturbating. It has been reported that It has also been shown that women tend to have more orgasms during sexual intercourse with intimate partners than with casual partners. A New York University study of more than 12,000 college students found that only 10% of women reported having an orgasm during sexual intercourse with a new partner, compared with an intimate partner. It is reported that about 68% of women answered that they had an orgasm during sexual intercourse.

Women also tend to have stronger orgasms during same-sex sexual intercourse, with a University of Cambridge study finding that about 64% of bisexual women are more likely to experience orgasm when they are in a sexually intimate relationship with another woman. It is revealed that I answered that I feel orgasm.

Mr. Mintz cites 'stimulation of the clitoris during sexual activity' as the main factor in the orgasm gap. Male orgasm requires stimulation of the penis, but the female clitoris, which is made up of similar tissues, is also important for orgasm. According to Mintz, when thousands of women were asked about ``a sure way to feel orgasm'', only 4% of women answered ``insertion of the penis'', while ``stimulation of the clitoris'' ” reached about 96%.

Despite the fact that many women seek clitoral stimulation to achieve orgasm, it has been pointed out that many movies, TV shows, magazines, etc., depict women who feel orgasm by penetrating alone. ``In our culture, we treat ``sexual activity'' and ``penis insertion'' as if they were the same,'' Mintz said. It treats it as such and disrespects it as a preparation for sexual activity.'

Studies have shown that men have higher self-esteem when their partner orgasms during penile intercourse, while women report that they may fake an orgasm to protect their partner's self-esteem. According to a survey by psychologist Erin Cooper and others, 53% to 85% of women answered that they had faked an orgasm during sexual intercourse.

As a means to fill the orgasm gap, Mr. Mintz recommends that both men and women not only emphasize ``stimulation of the clitoris'', but also have smooth communication. In other words, it encourages people to abandon the old convention of 'foreplay followed by intercourse' as a sexual procedure. According to Mr. Mintz, it is effective to use an appropriate vibrator during sexual intercourse.

Studies have also shown that mindfulness is also important, as women often care about how they look during intercourse and whether they are satisfying their partners.

Closing the orgasm gap is worth more than quality intercourse. Several women told Mr. Mintz, ``I was able to gain vitality for my future life when I had sex with a small orgasm gap.'' Closing the orgasm gap between men and women allows women to communicate their sexual desires to men and to protect themselves from sexual unwillingness. In other words, it has been reported that women can proactively refuse sexual activity in ways they do not want, and prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.

In addition, the Rutgers University research team found that when young people learn that sex is a pleasure for both partners and not a means for men to obtain pleasure, they are less likely to develop sexual violence. It was suggested, ” he reported .

``Education for both men and women about female pleasure and orgasm has more than an effect on improving the quality of orgasm,'' Mintz said.

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