What A Fake ‘Female Orgasm’ Statistic Says About Gender Bias

Suzannah Weiss
Apr 12, 2018 · 15 min read
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For years, experts have been peddling a damaging falsehood about the time it takes for cis women to orgasm.

WWhile I was doing research for my book on female sexual empowerment, I kept coming across a statistic online: that cis women take 20 minutes on average to orgasm. It’s in articles with vague citations like “according to statistics,” “some experts say,” and “studies show”; it’s in blog posts and advice columns by sex therapists. Few of these sources say where the data comes from.

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At that point, I didn’t trust anything I read about orgasmic timing.

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This is part of a larger narrative that says being female is a disadvantage, a curse.

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