Sexual Satisfaction And The Myth Of The Female Orgasm

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Female orgasm difficulties may be more common than you think. How sexually satisfied are you?
Female orgasm difficulties may be more common than you think. How sexually satisfied are you?
Are women having orgasms in bed? Men seem to think so. According to the National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior, 85 percent of men believe their partner climaxed during their most recent love-making session. If that's the case, women everywhere deserve a shot at an Oscars for their in-bed acting abilities. Because, according to the very same NSSHB study cited above, only 64 percent of women reported reaching orgasm during their most recent sexual event—which means that the other 21 percent are most likely faking it. What's more, an online survey over at SkinnyScoop.com reveals that a whopping 80 percent of women would prefer a massage to sex with their partner. This doesn't seem all that shocking to me. On most days, I'd prefer a box of Cheez-its to another round of unsatisfying sex.

"Sexual Satisfaction And The Myth Of The Female Orgasm" is sponsored by Zestra.

Are women having orgasms in bed? Men seem to think so. According to the National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior, conducted by the Center for Sexual Health Promotion, 85 percent of men believe their partner climaxed during their most recent love-making session.

"Sexual Satisfaction And The Myth Of The Female Orgasm" is sponsored by Zestra.

Are women having orgasms in bed? Men seem to think so. According to the National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior, conducted by the Center for Sexual Health Promotion, 85 percent of men believe their partner climaxed during their most recent love-making session.

If that's the case, women everywhere deserve a shot at an Oscars for their in-bed acting abilities. Because, according to the very same NSSHB study cited above, only 64 percent of women reported reaching orgasm during their most recent sexual event—which means that the other 21 percent are most likely faking it. (Some men might have been with other men during their most recent sexual encounter, but according to the researchers the discrepancy is too large for that to be the only reason.)

What's more, an online survey over at SkinnyScoop.com reveals that a whopping 80 percent of women would prefer a massage to sex with their partner.

This doesn't seem all that shocking to me. On most days, I'd prefer a box of Cheez-its to another round of unsatisfying sex.

Why? In the 11 years since I first became sexually active, I have never experienced an orgasm during intercourse.

Not to say that I've never experienced an orgasm. One ex-boyfriend had magical fingers. One particularly bumpy bus ride brought me to a surprise climax. And my clitoris is having an intense love affair with my vibrator.

But an orgasm from intercourse alone? It's never happened. Bringing Sexy Back: 5 Ways To Increase Female Libido In Marriage

And a sexual history like mine isn't as rare as you'd think.

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