Orgasm Gap Statistics [2022]: Women Orgasm Less Than Men

We gathered all facts about the orgasm gap: how many fewer orgasms women have compared with men & why it happens less frequently. Read on, and let’s find out!

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It’s 2022, and the orgasm gap still exists.

Many women are missing out on the Big O. But how many women really orgasm less (or don’t orgasm at all) than men? And how less frequently?

When talking about the orgasm gap, it does not involve prioritizing female pleasure alone. To bridge that gap, you should look at the different factors that affect orgasm in both men AND women.

Only by equipping yourself with the right knowledge can you lessen that disparity. Because everyone deserves to come. 😉

Top Orgasm Gap Statistics:

  • 95% of heterosexual men usually always orgasm during sexual intimacy, while only 65% of heterosexual women do.
  • Men take 5.4 minutes to reach an orgasm.
  • 1 in 3 men aged 18 to 59 have problems with premature ejaculation.
  • Female orgasms last from 13 seconds to 50 seconds.
  • Male orgasms last from 10 to 30 seconds.
  • 43% of women orgasm from penetration with clitoral stimulation, and 34% orgasmed from clitoral stimulation alone.
  • However, 25% of men and 30% of women can’t locate the clitoris.
  • 13-14% of women never orgasmed or were unsure if they did.
  • 75% of women don’t orgasm from penetration alone. Instead, they usually need the extra help of sex toys, hands, or tongues to reach the Big O.
  • Men (25%) and women (50%) faked an orgasm.

What: All About Orgasm Gap

Let’s start by understanding the meaning of an orgasm gap.

  • The orgasm gap is the phenomenon of men having more orgasms than women in heterosexual encounters. (Psychology Today, 2015)1

Why does this orgasm gap exist?

  • The primary reason has to do with the cultural ignorance of the clitoris. (NBC News, 2019)2
  • People often have a common misconception that women’s bodies are bad at orgasms. The clitoris has long been perceived as a mystery, often behaving in a shy and complicated manner. This mischaracterization has made it easier to normalize the orgasm gap. (The Daily, 2018)3

Is the Orgasm Gap Real?

Is there REALLY a disparity in orgasms between men and women?

Unfortunately, there is. 

Many women are missing out on orgasms. And here are the numbers to prove it:

  • Heterosexual men (95%) were more likely to achieve an orgasm during intimacy when compared to women (65%). (Springer, 2017)
  • During their last sexual encounter, 91% of men climaxed as against only 64% of women (National Sex Study, 2009)4
  • When asked about their partners, it’s surprising that 85% of men said their partners also achieved climax during their last encounter. This percentage is much higher than the average number of women who said they orgasmed. (National Sex Study, 2009)4
  • The numbers also skew based on the context of the sexual encounter. Only 32% of women orgasmed as often as men during first-time hookups. This improves in relationships where women orgasm 72% as often as men. (The Unfinished Gender Revolution, 2009)5
  • Another relevant study showed that 91% of men and 39% of women usually orgasm during sexual encounters. (Women and Health, 2005)6
  • Only three out of five respondents had clitoral knowledge, thereby proving that orgasms for women were pleasing but ultimately incidental. (Women and Health, 2005)6

Orgasm Statistics: Men vs. Women

Men and women have different biological makeup. So it’s only expected their orgasms differ as well. But what are these differences, really?

Men

  • Male orgasms generate intense reactions in the male body. The muscles in the penis and anus can contract five to eight times every second. There is also an increase in the heart rate and breathing rate, along with a release of 1-2 tablespoons of semen. Ejaculation doesn’t necessarily occur during an orgasm, but both processes usually occur simultaneously. (Medical News Today, 2022)7
  • Premature ejaculation is an issue faced by one in every three men between the ages of 18 and 59 in the US. (Urology Care Foundation, 2020)8
  • Around 30% of men have experienced premature ejaculation. (Wiley Online Library, 2005)9
  • The frequency of orgasm also differed based on the sexual orientation of men. Heterosexual men climaxed 95% of the time during intimacy, followed by gay men (89%) and bisexual men (88%).
  • On average, it takes a man 5.4 minutes to achieve an orgasm. (Journal of Sexual Medicine, 2005)10
  • The male orgasm can last from 10 to 30 seconds on average. (Medical News Today, 2022)7
  • A prostate orgasm is significantly more pleasurable for a man when compared to penis stimulation. (Wiley Online Library, 2017)11
  • Men with higher ejaculation frequency are also at a lower risk for prostate cancer. (European Urology, 2016)12

Women

  • It took two to three minutes for 25.2% of women in “solo-group” (orgasming by themselves alone) to achieve their first orgasm. In their second orgasm, 45.7% of women in the solo group took a minute or less. (Journal of Sex Research, 2020)13
  • What kind of stimulation do women need to orgasm? (Journal of Sexual Medicine, 2020a)14 
    • 48% of women preferred their partner’s hand or mouth
    • 37% opted to masturbate
    • 29% chose the help of vibrators
    • 7% preferred anal intercourse.
  • 70% of respondents managed to orgasm frequently while 10% of women never climaxed, according to a survey on the orgasmic function related to foreplay AND sexual stimulation. (Journal of Sexual Medicine, 2020a)14
  • 33.4% of women orgasm three times on average during solo play and partnered sex. (Journal of Sex Research, 2020)13
  • The highest number of orgasms was 10 for 12% of women on a survey. The second highest was 5. (Journal of Sex Research, 2020)13
  • Only 39% of women in casual flings managed to orgasm against 86% of women in long-term relationships. (Deccan Chronicle, 2018)15
  • The number of women who always or nearly always orgasm during intercourse is 46%, with only 6% of respondents reported always having an orgasm. (Socioaffective Neuroscience and Psychology, 2015)16
  • Female orgasms can run from 13 seconds to 50 seconds. (University of Texas, 2004)17
  • Another study found that 40% of women estimated that their orgasms ran from 30 to 60 seconds, sometimes even longer. (National Library of Medicine, 1993)18

Orgasm Gap in Women: Understanding the Female Body

A woman’s orgasm may seem elusive, but understanding a woman’s anatomy helps bridge the orgasm gap. Here are some important statistics concerning the female body.

  • 62.9% of women in 31 eligible studies reported having a G-spot. (Journal of Sexual Medicine, 2021a)19
  • The G-spot is located on the dorsal perineal membrane with a distinguishable anatomic structure. (Journal of Sexual Medicine, 2012)20
  • The clitoris is an integral part of the female body to achieve an orgasm as it contains more than 8,000 nerve endings. (NBC News, 2019)2
  • The pleasure of vaginal stimulation is in the clitoris, not the vagina. The vagina is surrounded by the bulbs of the clitoris. If the clit is aroused, penetration feels pleasurable. If the clitoris isn’t aroused, penetration can evoke uncomfortable and little to no sensations. (NBC News, 2019)2

Types and Frequency of Orgasm Between Men and Women

Not all orgasms are created equal! Men and women achieve orgasms using different means, most of which are discussed below.

What makes a woman orgasm? (Current Sexual Health Reports, 2020)21

  • 43% rely on penetration with clitoral stimulation.
  • 34% focused purely on clitoral stimulation.

4% only needed penetration.

In another survey: (Archives of Sexual Behavior, 2017)22

  • The combination of oral sex, deep kissing, and manual genital stimulation caused orgasms in heterosexual women 80% of the time.
  • 77% of women added vaginal intercourse to that combination.

Meanwhile, gay and bisexual men are mostly sex-toy users. (Archives of Sexual Behavior, 2011)23

  • 78.5% of gay and bisexual men used at least one type of sex toy.
  • The most popular toys used in their partners’ anus included:

Overall, men frequently orgasmed more than women.

  • Men have a higher success rate (75%) when it comes to achieving orgasms than women (28.6%). (Jama Network, 1995)24

Thus…


Mostly, Women Have Been Faking Orgasms More Than Men

Women tend to fake their orgasms from time to time. But why? And how often?

  • 38% of women revealed faking vocalizations associated with orgasms (Archives of Sexual Behavior, 2021)25
  • They did this to avoid conflict or spare their partner’s feelings (78%) and to please their partner (47%). (Journal of Sexual Medicine, 2021b)26
  • 58.8% of women faked their orgasm. Of the ones who did, 67.3% no longer put up a show for their partner. (Archives of Sexual Behavior, 2019)27

However, it’s not just women who fake their big Os. Men do it too.

  • 22% of young men faked an orgasm at least once. (Journal of Sex Research, 2010)28
  • 25% of men and 50% of women pretended to have an orgasm to: (Journal of Sex Research, 2009)29 
    • End the sex.
    • Avoid negative consequences (like hurting the partner’s feelings).
    • Obtain positive consequences (like making the partner feel good).

Factors That Affect Orgasm Gap in Women

The orgasm gap occurs for a wide variety of reasons. However, some recent studies highlighted the following factors.

  • Women are thought to be less sexual than men. This sexual double standard was associated with more conventionally gender-stereotyped beliefs and behaviors. (Sexuality and Culture, 2014)30
  • Men “typically” have a higher sexual desire than women. Testosterone in men is known to account for this difference. (Archives of Sexual Behavior, 2012)31

Many cisgenders, especially cis men, aren’t cliterate. If you don’t know where the clit is, you can’t stimulate it = can’t achieve a female orgasm. 

  • 25% of men and even 30% of women cannot find the clitoris on a diagram. (Gender, Sex, and Politics: In the Streets and Between the Sheets in the 21st Century, 2015)32
  • On average, participants only scored 63% on the “cliteracy test.” (Gender, Sex, and Politics: In the Streets and Between the Sheets in the 21st Century, 2015)32
  • Shockingly, 10% of students think that women urinate through their clitorises. (Gender, Sex, and Politics: In the Streets and Between the Sheets in the 21st Century, 2015)32
  • 44% of college men were unable to identify the clitoris. (Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, 2013)33

Antidepressants also play a part in increasing the orgasm gap. More women are on antidepressants than men.

  • Anorgasmia can be caused by SSRI antidepressants such as Zoloft and Prozac. (Everyday Feminism, 2015)34

25% of American women had been prescribed medication for various mental health problems between 2001 and 2010. Only 15% of men received the same prescriptions during this period (Everyday Feminism, 2015)34

Another factor is that women are discouraged from asking for what they want.

  • Sexual practices, commitment, and experience with a particular partner all play a role in predicting a woman’s orgasm and sexual enjoyment. (American Sociological Review, 2012)35

A relationship includes the presence of more practices that are conducive to a woman’s orgasm. This is why women tend to orgasm more in relationships (American Sociological Review, 2012).35

  • Fear keeps women from voicing their opinions at work and demanding better salaries. The same fear keeps them from asking for what’s due in bed. (Everyday Feminism, 2015)34

Finally, a common misconception is that the orgasm gap is biological, but this isn’t necessarily the case.

  • There’s a strong association between women’s orgasms and the type of sexual behavior engaged by the partners. Oral sex is seen to boost the likelihood of a climax drastically. Thus, the study concluded that the gender gap in orgasms could be bridged with the help of clitoral stimulation. (International Journal of Sexual Health, 2019)36

Why Men Orgasm More Than Women

Is there a reason why men orgasm more than women? The studies related to this topic are presented below.

  • Testosterone, as well as numerous psychological factors, help determine the desire for sex in a man. (Everyday Health, 2018)37
  • Women in hook-ups and relationships believe that men have a greater right to an orgasm. (Social Psychological and Personality Science, 2021)38
  • Women rely on being aroused to achieve orgasm. 36% of women who received clitoral stimulation achieved a climax during intercourse, but only 18% orgasmed from intercourse alone. (NBC News, 2019)2
  • Women who received oral sex (along with other forms of intimacy like deep kissing) were also more likely to climax. (Archives of Sexual Behavior, 2017)22

Orgasm During Partnered Sex

As discussed, the frequency of orgasms tends to vary based on the type of sexual activity. We look at the relationship between orgasms and partnered sex below.

  • The latency period (13.19 minutes) of women engaged in a relationship was longer than women practicing masturbation (7.16 minutes). (Journal of Sex Research, 2020)13
  • 86% of homosexual women have the highest number of orgasms compared to their feminine peers: bisexual women (66%) and heterosexual women (65%). (Archives of Sexual Behavior, 2017)22
  • Familiarity counts when it comes to orgasms: 62.9% of single women and 85.1% of single men orgasmed with a familiar partner. (Journal of Sexual Medicine, 2014)39
  • Partner attractiveness is the #1 factor for female sexual satisfaction. (Evolutionary Psychology, 2014)40
  • Recurring intimate encounters also helped boost orgasms in women. Only 11% of women orgasmed in their first hookup. This number improved to 16% in the 2nd or 3rd hookup, went up to 34% in higher-order hookups and soared to 67% in relationships. (American Sociological Review, 2012)35

Is It Common NOT to Reach Climax When Having Sex?

Many people see orgasm as the “final” act of sex or any sexual activity. But is it as common as it is perceived to be?

Men

  • 1  to 4 percent of men are affected by delayed ejaculation. (Urology Care Foundation, 2020)8
  • 25.9% reported premature ejaculation, while 4.4% experienced delayed ejaculation. (Journal of Sexual Medicine, 2008)41
  • Only 10% of men could not achieve orgasms, but this figure rises with age. (International Journal of Impotence Research, 2005)42
  • As men get older, they also experienced problems related to their sex drive, overall satisfaction, erectile function, and ejaculation. (Translational Andrology and Urology, 2016)43

Women

  • 13-14% of women had either not climaxed or were unsure if they did. (Journal of Sexual Medicine, 2020a)14
  • 7.7% of women had not yet orgasmed even once in their life. (University of Kansas, 2008)44
  • Nearly 30-50% of women have faced sexual issues at one point in their life. If these problems turn to distress, they are classified as sexual dysfunction. (MSD Manual, 2021)45
  • 75% of sexual experiences were affected by the female orgasmic disorder. This occurred 25% of the time in the US and 46% of the time in Asian countries. (Sexual Medicine Reviews, 2021)46
  • 60% of 120 female participants were at a high risk of facing sexual dysfunction. Factors that caused this issue included low socioeconomic level and dissatisfaction of the spouse’s sexual prowess. (Journal of Sexual Medicine, 2020b)47
  • 50.2% of women were affected by sexually related personal distress. This was associated with factors like body issues, medication, breastfeeding, and cohabitation. (Fertility and Sterility, 2020)48

Why Women Prefer to Masturbate/Do It Alone

With such poor “cliteracy” shown by men, it comes as no surprise that women prefer to experience sexual pleasure by themselves.

  • 4 out of 10 women prefer masturbation to sex. (Adam and Eve, 2003)49
  • Women who struggled to climax were likely to feel that masturbation can be equally as satisfying as partnered sex, if not more. (Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 2019)50
  • 30% of women found masturbation more pleasurable than intimacy with a partner. (WebMD, 2016)51
  • 75% of women NEVER achieve a climax from intercourse alone. They needed the assistance of sex toys, hands, or tongues. (ABC News, 2016)52

Intimate Connections in Achieving Orgasm

As you may deduce from some statistics mentioned, having an “intimate connection” with a partner is a big factor in achieving orgasm, especially for women.

Love and lust often go hand-in-hand, even though BOTH may not always be present in all intimate connections. These studies highlight the connection between intimacy and orgasms.

  • Better communication is often the answer to making sex life better for couples. (Very Well Mind, 2022)53
  • 25% of husbands of newlywed dyadic pairs overreported, while 17% underreported the frequency of their wives’ orgasms. (Springer Link, 2022)54
  • The lockdown also affected couples differently: (Frontiers in Psychology, 2020)55
    •  12.1% of men and 18.7% of women reported an increase in sexual desire
    • 18.2% of men and 26.4% of women perceived a decrease in libido
  • 87% of husbands and 49% of wives reported achieving climaxes consistently. The same study, however, showed that 43% of husbands misperceived how often their wives orgasmed. (Journal of Sexual Medicine, 2018)56
  • 63.6% of married couples were very satisfied with their sexual life. Only 0.7% were unsatisfied with their sexual relationship. (Iran Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 2014)57

Drug/Alcohol Use and Orgasm

Altered states also play a part in affecting the orgasm rates of men and women.

  • Cannabis increased the intensity of sexual activity according to 70% of men and women in this study. (East Carolina University, 2019)58
  • 68.5% of marijuana users felt an increase in their pleasure levels, 60.6% also noted a boost in their sex drive, and 52.8% achieved an increase in satisfying orgasms. (Journal of Sexual Medicine, 2019)59
  • Women who used marijuana before intimacy are 2.13 times more likely to achieve an orgasm than women who didn’t. (Journal of Sexual Medicine, 2019)59
  • Men who used cannabis daily reported reaching orgasms too quickly, slowly, or not at all as against non-cannabis users. (Journal of Sexual Medicine, 2009)60

Conclusion

Although the orgasm gap truly does exist between men and women, the information presented above shows that biological factors don’t cause it. Thankfully, the gap can be bridged. 

The “cliteracy rate” can be improved with the help of ample and accessible information, educating men to help them take better care of the fairer sex.


Footnotes

  1. Psychology Today, 2015. The Orgasm Gap: Simple Truth & Sexual Solutions. An article by Laurie Mintz, PhD, psychologist, and professor at the University of Florida.
  2. NBC News, 2019. The ‘orgasm gap’: Why it exists and what women can do about it. An article by Laurie Mintz, PhD, psychologist, and professor at the University of Florida.
  3. The Daily, 2018. An article about understanding the complexities of the orgasm gap.
  4. National Sex Study, 2009. National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior. A 2009 study from the NSSHB of 1,931 U.S. adults ages 18 to 59 about their most recent sexual experiences.
  5. The Unfinished Gender Revolution, 2009. A study of 44 middle-school children in a southeastern city of the United States.
  6. Women and Health, 2005. The Incidental Orgasm: The Presence of Clitoral Knowledge and the Absence of Orgasm for Women. A study of 833 undergraduate students from Occidental College.
  7. Medical News Today, 2022. Everything you need to know about orgasms. A medically reviewed article by Jennifer Litner, PhD, LMFT, CST, sexologist, and certified sex therapist.
  8. Urology Care Foundation, 2020. An article released by Urology Care Foundation on premature ejaculation.
  9. Wiley Online Library, 2005. Prevalence of Premature Ejaculation: A Global and Regional Perspective.
  10. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 2005. A multinational population survey of intravaginal ejaculation latency time. A comparative study on a multinational population survey of intravaginal ejaculation latency time.
  11. Wiley Online Library, 2017. Prostate-induced orgasms: A concise review illustrated with a highly relevant case study.
  12. European Urology, 2016. Ejaculation Frequency and Risk of Prostate Cancer: Updated Results with an Additional Decade of Follow-up. A study of 31,925 men on average monthly ejaculation frequency.
  13. The Journal of Sex Research, 2020. Female Multiple Orgasm: An Exploratory Internet-Based Survey. A study of 419 respondents from North America and the Middle East.
  14. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 2020a. Female Orgasm and Overall Sexual Function and Habits: A Descriptive Study of a Cohort of U.S. Women. A survey of 303 US female survey respondents.
  15. Deccan Chronicle, 2018.  Here’s why men orgasm more than women. An article by Dr. Gonzsalo Quintana Zunino and Dr. Conall Eoghan Mac Cionnaith from Concordia University in the US.
  16. Socioaffective Neuroscience and Psychology, 2015. Determinants of female sexual orgasms. A study of 6,155 (only female) Finnish survey respondents.
  17. University of Texas, 2004. Women’s Orgasms. A study compiled from different US universities of 11 women.
  18. National Library of Medicine, 1993. The duration of female orgasm. A Czech research study of 121 women on female orgasm duration.
  19. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 2021a. G-spot: Fact or Fiction?: A Systematic Review. A study of 5072 heterosexual women participants.
  20. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 2012. G-Spot Anatomy: A New Discovery. A study by Dr. Adam Ostrzenski, MD, Obstetrician-Gynecologist.
  21. Current Sexual Health Reports, 2020. Orgasm Equality: Scientific Findings and Societal Implications. A survey of 500 undergrad students from the University of Florida, USA.
  22. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 2017. Differences in Orgasm Frequency Among Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Heterosexual Men and Women in a U.S. National Sample. A study of  52,588 US adults (26,032 are men and 24,102 are women).
  23. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 2011. Sex toy use by gay and bisexual men in the United States. A study of 25,294 gay and bisexually identified men throughout the U.S.
  24. Jama Network, 1995. The Social Organization of Sexuality: Sexual Practices in the United States. A study on the Sexual Practice in the United States.
  25. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 2021. Factors Influencing Sexual Vocalization in Human Females. A survey of 403 heterosexual Slovak females
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  27. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 2019. Women’s Sexual Satisfaction, Communication, and Reasons for (No Longer) Faking Orgasm: Findings from a U.S. Probability Sample. A study of 1008 adult women from the GfK KnowledgePanel.
  28. The Journal of Sex Research, 2010. Men’s and women’s reports of pretending to orgasm. A survey of 180 male and 101 female college students at the University of Kansas.
  29. The Journal of Sex Research, 2009. Men’s and Women’s Reports of Pretending Orgasm. A study of 180 male and 101 female college students from the University of Kansas.
  30. Sexuality and Culture, 2014. How Gendered Attitudes Relate to Women’s and Men’s Sexual Behaviors and Beliefs—a study of 434 first-year university students in the northeastern United States.
  31. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 2012. Testosterone and sexual desire in healthy women and men. A study of 196 participants (105 men and 91 women) on Testosterone and sexual desire in healthy women and men.
  32. Gender, Sex, and Politics: In the Streets and Between the Sheets in the 21st Century, 2015. Are Women Bad at Orgasms? Understanding the Gender Gap. A compiled study by Lisa Wade.
  33. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, 2013. Gynecologic knowledge is low in college men and women. A study by the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology of 236 respondents, including 98 men and 138 women.
  34. Everyday Feminism, 2015. 12 Reasons Why There’s Orgasm Inequity (And No, It’s Not That Women Are ‘Harder to Please’).
  35. American Sociological Review, 2012. Accounting for Women’s Orgasm and Sexual Enjoyment in College Hookups and Relationships. A study of 6,591 heterosexual college women at 21 U.S. colleges and universities and from 85 in-depth interviews at two universities.
  36. International Journal of Sexual Health, 2019. The Gender Gap in Orgasms: Survey Data from a Mid-Sized Canadian City.
  37. Everyday Health, 2018. Understanding the Male Climax. An article on male orgasm. Medically reviewed by Allison Young, MD, a board-certified psychiatrist specializing in evidence-based lifestyle interventions.
  38. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 2021. The Role of Gendered Entitlement in Understanding Inequality in the Bedroom.
  39. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 2014. Variation in Orgasm Occurrence by Sexual Orientation in a Sample of U.S. Singles. A survey of 6,151 men and women (ages 21–65+ years) in the US.
  40. Evolutionary Psychology, 2014. Do Orgasms Give Women Feedback About Mate Choice? A study of 54 female undergraduate students of the University of Albany.
  41. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 2008. Different testosterone levels are associated with ejaculatory dysfunction. A study of 2,437 male patients with sexual dysfunction.
  42. International Journal of Impotence Research, 2005. Sexual problems among women and men aged 40-80 y: prevalence and correlates identified in the Global Study of Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors. A Global Study of Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors (GSSAB) survey of 13,882 women and 13,618 men from 29 countries aged 40-80 years old.
  43. Translational Andrology and Urology, 2016. Epidemiology of delayed ejaculation. A longitudinal analysis from the Olmsted County Study of 1,547 men aged 40–70 years.
  44. University of Kansas, 2008. How difficult is too difficult? A study at the University of Kansas of 208 women ages 17 to 48 with ranging ethnicities.
  45. MSD Manual, 2021. Overview of Sexual Dysfunction in Women. An article by Allison Conn, MD, Baylor College of Medicine.
  46. Sexual Medicine Reviews, 2021. Psychological and Behavioral Treatment of Female Orgasmic Disorder.
  47. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 2020b. Prevalence and Predictive Factors of Female Sexual Dysfunction in a Sample of Saudi Women. A clinic-based survey of 200 Saudi women.
  48. Fertility and Sterility, 2020. The prevalence of sexual dysfunctions and sexually related distress in young women: A cross-sectional survey. A survey of young Australian women aged 18-39 years old.
  49. Adam and Eve, 2003. Wild & Wacky Masturbation Facts. An online survey of 178 women
  50. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 2019. The Experience of Orgasmic Pleasure during Partnered and Masturbatory Sex in Women with and without Orgasmic Difficulty. A study of 2,059 women from the US and Hungary.
  51. WebMD, 2016. Female Masturbation: 5 Things You May Not Know. A survey from TENGA of 1,200 Americans on their opinions of masturbation.
  52. ABC News, 2016. Female Orgasm May Be Tied to ‘Rule of Thumb.’
  53. Very Well Mind, 2022. What Statistics About Married Sex Reveal.
  54. Springer Link, 2022. Orgasm Frequency Predicts Desire and Expectation for Orgasm: Assessing the Orgasm Gap within Mixed-Sex Couples. A study of 208 mixed couple participants of at least 18 years of age.
  55. Frontiers in Psychology, 2020. Changes in Sexuality and Quality of Couple Relationship During the COVID-19 Lockdown. A study of 124 participants (33 male and 91 female) aged between 23 and 60 years old.
  56. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 2018. The Significance of the Female Orgasm: A Nationally Representative, Dyadic Study of Newlyweds’ Orgasm Experience. A study of 1,683 newlywed heterosexual couples on A Nationally Representative, Dyadic Study of Newlyweds’ Orgasm Experience.
  57. Iran Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 2014. The Relationship between Marital and Sexual Satisfaction among Married Women Employees at Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Iran. A study of 140 married women employed at educational and medical centers of Golestan University of Medical Sciences.
  58. East Carolina University, 2019. The Influence of cannabis on sexual functioning and satisfaction. A study of 208 mixed couple participants of at least 18 years of age.
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  60. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 2009. Cannabis Use and Sexual Health. A survey of 8,656 Australians aged 16–64 years.
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