An orgasm is a wonderful thing. Its sole intention is to make us feel good, nothing more, nothing less. Orgasms don’t even discriminate. Whether you're Latina, Caucasian, pale-skinned or dark-skinned, or short, tall, or small, you can have an orgasm. Our bodies are built for us to experience the toe-curling pleasure that is the Big O.
But how many of us actually have orgasms on a regular basis?
No matter what our relationship status, the orgasm is there, waiting to be titillated and released. It wants to burst, but many women don’t even come close.
It’s just not fair, mujeres and neither are these surprising facts about orgasms and why there’s such a gap between men and women and how often we cum.
1. Women are fakers
According to a Lifestyles study, 60 percent of women have faked an orgasm. This is no bueno! If we fake it, men will keep using the same moves, swerving and gyrating to please us yet never actually satisfying us sexually. Speak up! Tell him what you like. Shout it at the top of your lungs as if you’re having an orgasm.
2. Hookups don't lead to orgasms
If you’re in a relationship, you’re in luck because 80 percent of you climax as often as the men in your lives. The bad news is for women who love to hook up. Only 33 percent of women experience an orgasm during a first-time hookup. If you keep sleeping with the same guy here and there, your chances at the Big O are about 50 percent.
3. Men have longer orgasms
No matter how good a woman feels after experiencing an orgasm, a man will feel...better? Well, just for a little longer. The Lifestyles study discovered that a man’s orgasm lasts 4 seconds longer than a woman’s. It doesn’t seem like a long time, but when you’re high off serotonin and oxytocin, a few seconds can feel like a lifetime of pleasure.
4. Masturbation is awesome
If you don’t know, now you know! One in two women admit that their first orgasm occurred during a masturbation session. I am an advocate for feeling yourself, as Beyonce sings. So do so literally! It not only teaches you about your body but it also scratches that itch. And it feels so good when you reach it.
5. Exercising is key
Now we have another reason besides summer to hit the gym - orgasms! Women who exercise are half as likely to have difficulty achieving orgasm. So pump some iron, run that treadmill, or shake your hips during a zumba workout — you’re going to have great sex!
6. Men are easy
At least when it comes to having an orgasm. It turns out men just need to rub and tug for 2 minutes or less to cum! 3 in 4 men reported that’s how easy it is for them to have an orgasm. Women definitely got the short end of the stick on this one.
7. Women can always be turned on
There’s this thing called the refractory period. This is the time where a man cannot be aroused after orgasm. His body just cannot respond to sexual stimuli. How long does this period last? On average, 30 minutes. Women, however, don’t have to wait. Like men, we need rest after we orgasm, but we can be turned on soon after. This may just be the best surprising fact of this entire study. There’s hope for us yet!
This article was originally published at Latina. Reprinted with permission from the author.