Lesbians get more sexual orgasms than straight women: study
Here’s some good news for us lesbians: according to a recent study, it’s confirmed that we get more sexual orgasms than straight women.
Oh, the study also suggests a number of moves that could boost chances of female orgasm. So we’ve got a lot of good stuff here.
Sexual orgasms: Who’s getting more
According to the study published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior, the team of US researchers from Indiana University and Chapman University found that there are “orgasm gaps” not just between sexes but also among different sexual orientations.
The team looked at data from an online survey on the NBC News wbsite taken from responses from more than 52,000 participants (age 18-65) in a relationship with one person.
“We had the rare opportunity to look at responses from over 50,000 people, including over 2,000 gay, lesbian, and bisexual men and women,” said lead author of the research from Chapman University David Frederick.
In their study, the team discovered the following: 95 percent of heterosexual men reported having orgasmed during sexually intimate moments. However, only 65 percent of heterosexual women did.
Here’s the interesting part: for LGBT people, it was 89 percent for gay men, 86 percent for lesbian women, 88 percent for bisexual men, and 66 percent for bisexual women.
“The orgasm gaps between men and heterosexual women were well known prior to this study. The gaps between lesbian women and heterosexual women, however, were more speculative or based on small samples of lesbian women. This study highlights much more precisely that there are multiple orgasm gaps,” Frederick said.
Sexual orgasms: It’s not just the vagina
The team noted that the difference among women of different sexuality could be because other women taking turns in inducing orgasms. They also have a better understanding of female orgasms not primarily associated with vaginal sex.
“About 30 percent of men actually think that intercourse is the best way for women to have orgasm, and that is sort of a tragic figure because it couldn’t be more incorrect,” said Elisabeth Lloyd, co-author of the research and professor of biology at Indiana University.
The team noted that 35 percent of heterosexual women got an orgasm during vaginal sex alone, but 44 percent said they didn’t or rarely did.
However, 80 percent of heterosexual women and 91 percent of lesbians got an orgasm via the combination of genital stimulation, deep kissing and oral sex– but not including vaginal sex.
The three moves– genital stimulation, deep kissing and oral sex– are cited as the “golden trio” to close the female orgasm gap.
“Women really are tremendously variable in how readily they orgasm and what makes one woman orgasm can be quite different than what makes another woman orgasm. Explicit and direct communication with one’s partner is key,” Frederick said.
Meanwhile, nearly 30 percent of men think that vaginal intercourse is the best way for women to get an orgasm, Lloyd told The Guardian: “This couldn’t be further from the truth.”