A new study finds that while men have more orgasms, when it comes to women, there are dramatic variations in orgasm rate depending on their sexual orientation. An orgasm, for all the sparks and explosion, can be a complicated thing. Reaching orgasm happens more frequently for some than others. As it turns out, women have fewer, less predictable, and more varied orgasm experiences than men, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. Researchers from the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction at Indiana University found that people of different genders and sexual orientations experience orgasm during sex with a familiar partner at different frequencies.
Why Do Women Have Fewer Orgasms Than Men?
Orgasm Meaning: What is Orgasm? Male and female orgasms: Everything you need to know!
It's an age-old question: Do male and female orgasms feel different? And by "old," I mean literally dating back to ancient times. In one Greek myth, the gods Zeus and Hera argue over who has more intense sexual pleasure. The prophet Tiresias settles it by claiming that sex feels ten times as good for women. You can't really know what sensations other people are feeling, especially when you're talking about something as hard to describe as an orgasm , but people's own accounts of it might provide a clue.
Here's How Men Vs. Women Describe Pleasure
While w omen tend to have much longer orgasms of around 20 seconds or more, most men get just 3 to 10 seconds. But is longer better when you don't get to experience it as often? So the question is, would you rather have a shorter orgasm if it means you're almost guaranteed to actually get it, or are some things worth the wait?
Oh, oh, oh… no? For the majority of people, orgasms are characterized by a contraction of pelvic floor muscles, intense pleasurable sensation, release of endorphins and hormones, and for some, the release of fluids though the amount can vary. During climax, people may notice differences in their breathing, feelings of warmth, sweating, body vibrations, altered consciousness, and a desire to moan to express their pleasure — these are not dependent on sex assigned at birth.