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The orgasm: What do women want?

Research shows women’s preferences and experiences vary widely

There’s a good article from Medical News Today that indicates how much societal norms and the media heavily influence how we view women’s orgasms.  Here are a few highlights.

  • 18.3 percent of women were shown to reach orgasm, and stimulation of the clitoris or vulva only featured in 25 percent of these.
  • Most of the women under the age of 35 who participated in the study had experienced their first orgasm through masturbation. For around a quarter of these, this happened before the age of 13, and for a tenth, before the age of 10.
  • Only 6 percent of women said that they always had an orgasm during penile-vaginal intercourse.
  • 40 percent said they had an orgasm nearly always, 16 percent of women had an orgasm half the time, and 38 percent had one infrequently.
  • A total of 14 percent of women under the age of 35 had never had an orgasm from intercourse.
  • Of ten behaviors that women find appealing the top three were:
    • vaginal intercourse – 69.9 percent
    • cuddling more often – 62.8 percent
    • kissing more often during sex – 49.3 percent
  • In addition, 40.4 percent of women said that having sex more often was very appealing.

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