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The Orgasm Gap, and How to Bridge It

The orgasm gap between men and women is pretty staggering. Across a representative sample of Americans, for example, over 90% of men of all ages reported having an orgasm during their most recent partnered sex compared to only about 65% of women.

Furthermore, while over 85% of men report orgasming often (more than 75% of the time) when having sex with a familiar partner, this was true for only half of heterosexual and bisexual women. A full fifth of women reported not orgasming ever or rarely (less than 25% of the time), compared to only 7% of the men. Lesbians had higher rates of orgasm than straight and bisexual women, though still lower than men.

So what’s responsible for this orgasm gap, and how do we bridge it? I recently wrote an article about problems contributing to this gap and potential solutions for LELO’s blog Volonté. 

Check out the article for my #LegitSexScience ideas to conquer toxic beliefs about the unimportance of the female orgasm, lack of sexual self-knowledge and assertiveness, unskilled/shy/uncaring partners, and anatomical differences.

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