The big ‘O’ – it’s as natural as anything and important to talk about! Once you have experienced one, it’s impossible not to identify the waves and trembles of pleasure – but not everyone is getting them. Here are five female orgasm facts everyone should know.
Orgasms can relieve stress and pain
The effect of orgasms on pain and pain relief have been much discussed in recent years and we recommend getting it on to make you feel better! Planned Parenthood nurse practitioner, Lisa Stern, R.N. says orgasms can relieve all kinds of pain including arthritis, post-surgery pain and even relieve the most excruciating kind of pain – childbirth! As for stress, orgasms release the hormone oxytocin into the bloodstream which is known for decreasing stress so turning on can totally wind you down!
The female orgasm is more easily reached through clitoral stimulation
Recent research suggests that between 10 and 40% of women have difficulty reaching orgasm through just PIV. The clitoris, which is one of the most sensitive body parts of all, is, for most women, their best chance at reaching orgasm so it’s important not to neglect it! This is why the rise of clitoral stimulation toys has been such a triumph!
It’s not always easy to achieve but it is worth it
Whilst research shows that men are having more orgasms than women and more easily, it’s definitely more rewarding than ever for a woman to orgasm. Men typically orgasm for just seconds, but a woman’s orgasm can last considerably longer at an average of 13-51 seconds and women can have further orgasms in one session!
Orgasms get better with age
Practice makes perfect and that’s probably why recent statistics demonstrate that sex and orgasms get better with age! Dr Herbenick said that whilst 61% of women aged 18 to 24 experienced orgasm in their last sex session, 65% of women in their thirties did and about 70% of women in their forties and fifties did!
Faking it only limits you further
No matter how much you might want that sense of union and to finish together, it’s so important not to fake your orgasms in bed as this can only limit your sexual relations further. The best way to help a partner understand you and your pleasure is if YOU understand it first so set aside time for regular masturbation and some self-discovery! Sex toys also aid in finding the right spots and motion. Having open communication and showing your partner what you like during sex can help you to reach orgasm as a couple.
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