It might not be a surprise that, on average, straight women orgasm less frequently than straight men, but why is this?
A 2014 nationally representative study of Americans ages 18-59 found that 91% of men but only 64% of women reported orgasm during their most recent partnered sex. However, lesbians orgasm much more frequently and reliably than heterosexual and bisexual women, but for the men, there are fewer, if any, sexual orientation differences when it comes to orgasm frequency. A new study surveyed over 50,000 Americans that more or less confirmed these gender and sexual orientation differences in orgasm rates. The survey extended the research into understanding some of the demographic factors and sexual practices that are linked to higher or lower rates of orgasm. Speaking with us on this episode is the lead author on this study, Dr. David Frederick.
About Our Guest
Dr. Frederick got his PhD from UCLA and is now an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Chapman University in California. His work uses perspectives from social psychology, health psychology, and evolutionary psychology to better understand human sexual motivations, attractions, body image, sexual satisfaction and orgasm, and sexual orientation differences in some of these constructs.
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