Is The Ability to Orgasm Tied to Clitoris Size?

Size might matter when it comes to how easy or difficult it is for a woman to orgasm.

Demeter deLune
Mar 23 · 3 min read

The female orgasm continues to puzzle and amaze laypersons and scientists alike. It’s the subject of intense scientific interest and research has been done on what helps and hinders the female orgasm.

In 2014, OBGYN’s at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio conducted a study of 30 women to determine if clitoris size and direct distance between the clitoris and the vagina (as measured by a line running straight through the body) had any bearing on their ability to orgasm.

Researchers used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to scan the pelvic area of 30 women who were on average 32 years old.

Ten of these women had reported rarely or never achieving orgasms despite trying. The rest of the participants reported normal orgasmic experience during sex.

Size does matter

Comparing the two groups of women, the researchers found that the direct distance between the clitoris and the vagina was 5 to 6 millimeters longer on average in the group of women with orgasm problems.

These women also had a smaller clitoris on average.

Maybe she’s born with it

“We still can’t tell whether this is the chicken or the egg,” Dr. Susan Oakley said. “Do these women have a bigger clitoris because they have more orgasms? Or are they born with a bigger clitoris that allows them to have better function?”

The clitoris is more than meets the eye, literally. It’s comprised of parts known as the body, crura, bulb, and root. Shaped like a boomerang, it extends under the skin. The visible part, the glans, contains thousands of nerves densely packed in a small area and appears to be the center of sexual sensation.

It is possible that a smaller distance between the clitoris and the vagina makes it easier for orgasm to occur during penetration. It’s also possible that having a larger clitoris means having more nerves to be stimulated.

A problem of the body or the mind?

Orgasm problems are common among women. Studies suggest between 18 and 34 percent of women have difficulty achieving orgasm. Less than half of married women experience orgasm in every sexual encounter, and only about 15 percent experience multiple orgasms.

Thankfully, clitoral orgasms aren’t the only route women can go. Some of us are lucky enough to be able to orgasm through nipple stimulation, penetration, g-spot stimulation, or a combination of these things.

But if we can’t get out of our heads in order to relax and allow ourselves to orgasm, where do we go from here?

Shame surrounding the pleasure we give and receive during sex is high on the list of things that cause issues in the bedroom; whether we’re with a partner or playing solo.

Stripping away years of societal based shame takes time, but it’s a great place to start.

Position yourself, for pleasure

If you think your anatomy is working against you, one surefire way to increase your pleasure is trying different positions.

Women who participated in this study, who had smaller clitoris and farther distance from clitoris to vagina, noted they preferred missionary position.

This doesn’t provide the best friction for clitoral orgasm.

Changing things up and empowering yourself to ride your partner in cowgirl position will put you in charge in more ways than one. It provides pressure and friction on your clitoris, which can aid in orgasm.

Try finding positions that give you the power to come, hard.

Free your mind

Communicating with ourselves honestly and our partners goes a long way to freeing ourselves from the shame surrounding female sexuality. It’s okay to desire pleasure. It’s okay to orgasm. It’s okay to talk about what makes us hot and bothered.

And if there’s something impeding our desire, we should take every step possible to work toward a solution.



Demeter deLune is a writer forged in the fires of desire. If you love reading her naughty tales of love and lust, sign up for her email list.

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