FEMALE orgasm is thought to be difficult to achieve – but according to new research, it is as easy as a, b, c.
A study from a team of scientists in the US have found that a combination of three particular moves will dramatically increase the likelihood of a woman reaching orgasm with a sexual partner.
Women are most likely to have a ‘yes yes yes’ moment if their partner engages in deep kissing, genital stimulation and oral sex.
Published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior, a team of US researchers analysed data collected through an online survey, hosted on the NBC News website, based on responses from more than 52,000 participants aged between 18 and 65 who were in a relationship with one person.
David Frederick, lead author of the research from Chapman University, said: “We had the rare opportunity to look at responses from over 50,000 people, including over 2,000 gay, lesbian, and bisexual men and women.”
Whilst 95 per cent of heterosexual men responded they usually or always orgasmed during sexually intimate moments, only 65 per cent of heterosexual women did.
Co-author of the research Elisabeth Lloyd, a professor of biology at Indiana University and author of The Case of the Female Orgasm, continued: “About 30 per cent of men actually think that intercourse is the best way for women to have orgasm, and that is sort of a tragic figure because it couldn’t be more incorrect.
“To say that there needs to be some education I think is an understatement.”
According to the research, only 35 per cent of heterosexual women always or usually orgasm during vaginal sex alone, with 44 per cent saying they rarely or never did.
Men appeared to orgasm no matter what was happening in the background -playing music, changing sexual positions or saying “I love you” did not affect the probability of orgasm.
By contrast, women who said that they had done these things during their last sexual encounter were about 20 per cent more likely to also tell the researchers that they “usually” or “always” orgasmed.
The study also found that while 41 per cent of heterosexual men reported that their partner always reached orgasm, only 33 per cent of heterosexual women said that they did.
The authors concluded: “Part of this difference in perception could be due to women faking orgasms, which research has suggested women will do for a variety of reasons, including out of love for their partner, to protect their partner’s self-esteem, intoxication, or to bring the sexual encounter to an end.”
Fredrick continued: “Women really are tremendously variable in how readily they orgasm and what makes one woman orgasm can be quite different than what makes another woman orgasm.
“Explicit and direct communication with one’s partner is key.”
The research into the female orgasm is revealed as the average amount of time people spent in the bedroom was revealed.
The average person spends 117 days of their life doing the deed, according to the survey.