The biology of the female orgasm is decidedly more complex than the male one – that much, the science has made clear, and this new study underscores this fact.
Although it’s likely something to do with pair bonding and/or the repurposing of an old reproductive necessity, researchers are still undecided on what the biological “function” of the female orgasm actually is.
This study notes that women are about 20 percent more likely to orgasm if the sex is a little more varied and a bit of silver-tongued linguistic devilry is used. On the other hand, regardless of setting, sexual position inventiveness, or affectionate pillow talk frequency, men are no more or less likely to orgasm in most situations during sex.
The male orgasm is necessarily simple, as it’s essential for reproduction to occur. That, and no doubt the long-standing focus on the male orgasm in society, has meant that the female equivalent has remained so-called “mysterious” for an inappropriately long time.
Based on their findings, the authors surmise that it’s a lack of awareness, specifically regarding the more intricate biological machinery associated with the female orgasm, that’s to blame for the gap. Female orgasms, simply put, shouldn’t be this rare.
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