Scientifically Guaranteed Orgasms

Scientifically Guaranteed Orgasms

What does science have to say about increasing the chances of having an orgasm during a sexual encounter with a partner?

Science says it’s about the method(s).

For example, Debby Herbenick and her colleagues at the Kinsey Sex Research Institute found in sexual encounters with a partner, the method most likely leading to orgasm for both men (100%) and women (94%) is receiving anal intercourse; the second most likely method leading to orgasm for men is vaginal intercourse (95%) and for women it’s receiving oral intercourse (81%); and the third most likely method leading to orgasm for men is mutual masturbation (92%) and for women it’s giving oral intercourse (72%).

These data have a couple of caveats, although anal intercourse is the method most likely leading to orgasm, it’s also the most infrequent method used; and although women report having orgasms giving oral intercourse, this is likely associated with women masturbating while giving oral intercourse.

Indeed, the strongest predictor of having an orgasm for both men and women is less about which method is being used, and more about how many methods are being used. Simply put, the more methods men and women use during a sexual encounter, the more likely they will be having an orgasm.

Science says it’s about the partner(s).

For example, David Frederick and his colleagues at Chapman University found more than 85% of gay, bisexual, and heterosexual men — and lesbian women, say they “usually-always” orgasm when sexually intimate with a partner; but less than 67% of bisexual and heterosexual women say they “usually-always” orgasm when sexually intimate with a partner.

Frederick’s data make clear the differences between people who are always and people who are rarely having orgasms are based upon who they are having sex with.

Science says it’s about the method(s) and partner(s).

Ultimately, increasing the chances of having an orgasm is due to the combination of methods used and who they are being used with during a sexual encounter.

As Frederick concludes, regardless of people’s biological sex, gender, or sexual orientation, people who frequently orgasm are more likely to be: (1) Deep kissing during their sexual encounters; (2) Receiving oral sex, manual genital stimulation, or anal stimulation; (3) Trying new sexual positions; (4) Asking for what they want during their sexual encounters; (5) Incorporating sexy talk; (6) Having longer sexual encounters; (7) Verbally expressing love; and (8) More satisfied with their relationships.

References

Frederick, D. R, St. John, H. K., Garcia, J. R., & Lloyd, E. A. (2017). Differences in orgasm frequency among gay, lesbian, bisexual, and heterosexual men and women in a U.S. national sample. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 47, 273–288.

Herbenick, D., Reece. M., Schick, V., Sanders, S.A., Dodge, B., & Fortenberry, J. D. (2010). Sexual behavior in the United States: Results from a national probability sample of men and women ages 14–94. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 5, 255–265.

Don Lucas is a Professor of Psychology and head of the Psychology Department at Northwest Vista College in San Antonio Texas. He loves psychology, teaching, and research.

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Don Lucas

Don Lucas

I am a Professor of Psychology at Northwest Vista College in San Antonio Texas. My research focus is human sexuality. I also host a YouTube channel, 5MIweekly.

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