New Research Is Taking Women’s Sexual Pleasure Seriously by L. Cowart
And most conservative Christians, gender complementarians in particular, will continue to ignore information such as this, because they basically feel that women don’t like sex, don’t want sex, and only a man’s sexual needs or preferences are important.
….In a study published this summer in the Journal of Sex & Marital Therapytitled “Women’s Sexual Experience With Genital Touching, Sexual Pleasure, and Orgasm: Results From a U.S. Probability Sample of Women Ages 18 to 94,” researchers from Indiana University asked that age-old but oft-neglected question: What feels good to you?
Specifically, the team looked at the role of the clitoris during climax and intercourse, while also asking women how and where they liked their genitals to be touched.
Please note that of the 1,055 respondents who completed the anonymized internet survey, most of them identified as heterosexual and 95 percent of their reported relationships were with men. That is to say, what you are about to read is mostly about straight women, though much of the study is focused solely on what feels good.
…Other things that improved the quality of orgasm? Spending time on the buildup, having a partner who knows what they like, increased emotional intimacy, and not feeling rushed.
Also notable: Fewer than one in five women reported that “sex that lasts a long time” leads to better orgasms.
How about the role of the clitoris during penetrative intercourse? Only 18.4 percent of women reported that intercourse alone was enough to bring them to orgasm.
On the other hand, nearly three-quarters of women reported that adding clitoral stimulation to penetration was either necessary for orgasm or that it made their orgasms feel better. That’s three out of four women desiring clitoral stimulation during sex, for those of you playing along at home.