The Orgasm Gap

The Orgasm Gap

Based on a study conducted by Durex in the Netherlands, research shows that almost 75% of women in the Netherlands and Belgium do not orgasm during sex, whereas only 28% of men say they don’t always climax. In 2017, so-called "orgasm inequality" still exists. Durex believes that it’s time to change, and is helping to fight orgasms all around

The Orgasm Gap 

The Orgasm Gap

What is the Orgasm gap?

In August, Durex conducted a survey of 1,500 Dutch and Belgian women between the ages of 18 and 65. The results showed that three out of four women did not orgasm during sex with their partner.

The figures for men however, were somewhat different: only 28% of men had difficulty reaching climax during sex. With the glaring orgasm gap factored in, there are some uncertainties around how women can actually achieve an orgasm.

As women need different stimulation to men in order to reach an orgasm, this article will highlight the results received from the Durex study. The results of the research can be viewed in this infographic.

Orgasm Gap Causes

There are several reasons behind the ‘orgasm gap’ between men and women. One in five women claim that their partners are unaware of how to push the right buttons, making it more difficult for them to orgasm. By applying the correct amount of stimulation during sex, can help most women achieve an orgasm. 

Another interesting fact showed that one in three men think that vaginal penetration can bring a woman to a climax; however, the majority of women said that stimulation of the clitoris is the most important thing. Only 20% of women can reach orgasm through vaginal penetration. This means that a large number of men are ignorant about orgasms in women.

Although many women do not reach orgasm, only 25% of Dutch women say they need an orgasm to enjoy lovemaking. In men, this is about double.

It’s not always down to the man however. There are other factors that can prevent women from experiencing an orgasm. The most common are insufficient relaxation, fatigue, stress and being distracted. Out of the respondents, 20% of women were never, or very rarely able to orgasm, as opposed to 2% of men.

Controlling Orgasms

Whatever the reason, Durex has plenty of solutions that can help you. For example, by using a stimulating gel, the clitoris can be stimulated, making it easier for her to reach that Big-O. Simply massage a few drops onto the clitoris during foreplay. These drops can help increase the sensitivity in this area, creating waves of warming, chilling or tingling sensations.

Guaranteeing a more intense enjoyment for the both of you! A vibrator can also come in hand to help further stimulate these areas. Versatile and easy to use, sex toys can be used with your partner during foreplay, but can be great for some alone time. It’s important to have some time to explore your body to help you discover what you like for yourself.

Do you prefer to have your hands free? If so, let your partner wear a vibrating cock ring to give additional stimulation to the clitoris area. Another great product to add is to your bedroom routine is the mutual climax condoms.

These condoms are specially designed to help you and your partner reach an orgasm even quicker but more importantly, together. Containing lubricant to help slow him down and designed with ribs and dots to help speed her up, these condoms are a great accessory to help close the ‘orgasm gap’.  

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