A new survey has found that some women aged between 18 and 65 experience orgasms as many as 55 times per month. Unfortunately for men, this involves cutting them entirely out of the equation.
The study, from the University of Arkansas and published in Archives of Sexual Behaviour, found that women are 32 percent more likely to have an orgasm with another woman. Straight women in the same survey, on average, had just seven orgasms over a month, fewer than lesbians within the study.
The researchers, led by Dr Kristen Jozkowski, found that this was despite the fact that women in relationships with men reported having sex more frequently than women in relationships with other women. The women in the survey had around 16 sex sessions a month if they were straight, whereas lesbian pairs had sex around 10 times a month.
So what causes this difference? According to the study, the explanation is simple.
“Sex that includes more varied sexual behaviour results in women experiencing more orgasms," Dr Jozkowski told The Sun.
A few caveats before you abandon your man in search of more frequent orgasms.
First up, if you aren't attracted to women you are unlikely to have more orgasms with one. Second, researchers in the study only quizzed around 2,300 women. Not the biggest sample in existence since women make up more than half the world's population.
However, it does back up results from a much larger study published last year. This study found that heterosexual men self-reported they usually-always orgasmed during sex (95 percent of the time), followed by gay men at 89 percent.
Eighty-eight percent of bisexual men said they usually-always achieved orgasm, and 86 percent of lesbian women.
Here comes the predictable drop-off. Only 66 percent of bisexual women and 65% of heterosexual women reported that they usually-always did the same, much less than men, and lesbians.
The explanation given in this study was pretty similar too.
"Compared to women who orgasmed less frequently, women who orgasmed more frequently were more likely to: receive more oral sex, have longer duration of last sex, be more satisfied with their relationship, ask for what they want in bed, praise their partner for something they did in bed, call/email to tease about doing something sexual, wear sexy lingerie, try new sexual positions, anal stimulation, act out fantasies, incorporate sexy talk, and express love during sex," the authors wrote in the study.
"Our findings indicate that certain sexual scripts (e.g., phallocentric imperatives) help explain the orgasm discrepancy between WSW (women who have sex with women) and WSM (women who have sex with men)," Jozkowski and team wrote in their study.
As always, communication is key.