Attention Men, Intercourse Alone Brings Few Women to Orgasm – Psychology Today – 2020-08-31

Intercourse reliably brings around 95 percent of men to orgasm. What proportion of women climax that way? Substantially fewer than many, if not most men imagine.

The general—mistaken—male view is that, like men, the vast majority of women can reliably have orgasms during vaginal intercourse. That’s what most movies and TV shows present. The guy mounts the gal. He thrusts a few times. She moans in supposed ecstasy. And then it appears they both come. Actually, this is nonsense that miseducates men and frustrates many women.

In their 1966 book, Human Sexual Response, pioneering sex researchers William Masters, MD, and Virginia Johnson identified the organ that triggers women’s orgasms. It’s not the vagina but the clitoris, the female equivalent of the head of the penis. The visible clit is the little nub of erotically sensitive tissue that sits outside the vagina an inch or two above it, beneath the top junction of the vaginal lips.

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