The time has come for women to close the orgasm gap. Research shows that straight women statistically get off less than any other demographic, including lesbians. Clitoral stimulation is a must for 36 percent of women, according to a recent Indiana University study conducted in partnership with OMGYes. See what they had to say below. Responses have been edited and condensed for clarity. I own a really nice Rabbit, but I find myself just turning to my hand whenever I need to.
The history of the female orgasm: from vibrators to inside the brain
The Weaponization of the Female Orgasm - The Atlantic
Add to that oppressive attitudes towards women enjoying sex, and charting their course through history becomes a murky and somewhat unpleasant ride. In fact, in the seventeenth century, we were actually seen as far too up for it. Even enjoying sex within your own marriage was a no-no, with a promiscuous woman was seen as a threat. According Barry Komisaruk, a professor at Rutgers University, people who masturbate orgasm much quicker than those having sex. French ticklers, a type of condom with extra bumps on the outside, were proof people knew women got pleasure from sex, Hallie explains. However, the whole industry was buried way underground. Other toys were sold under the guise of being medical aids — dildos, for example, were sold as rectal or vaginal dilators.
Yes! Yes! Oh, no! Coming oh so close to orgasm
Why do women have orgasms? In a literature review recently published in the Journal of Evolutionary Zoology , a pair of developmental evolutionary specialists posit that as the female reproductive system evolved, so did the role of the orgasm. Once necessary for conception, female orgasms now appear to be a bonus for human intercourse. But similar to vestigial organs like tonsils or appendix, the orgasm remained. The secret lies in ovulation, the mechanism that causes ovaries to discharge eggs for reproduction.
I am a year-old woman , and I have never, to my knowledge, had an orgasm. The question can feel vaguely patronizing, but it also fills me, and others like me studies tend to put the share of nonorgasmic women at 5 to 10 percent , with a creeping sense of self-doubt. I thought for a moment. But no matter how much I am enjoying myself, there inevitably comes a time, both on my own and with a partner, when the physical pleasure, having built and built, either fades to nothing or becomes a sensation too uncomfortable to bear, and provides neither the rapture nor release I have imagined and sometimes even conjure in my dreams.