Women's Experiences with Genital Touching, Sexual Pleasure, and Orgasm

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  1. Michael Scally MD

    Michael Scally MD Doctor of Medicine

    Herbenick D, Fu T-C, Arter J, Sanders SA, Dodge B. Women's Experiences with Genital Touching, Sexual Pleasure, and Orgasm: Results from a U.S. Probability Sample of Women Ages 18 to 94. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0092623X.2017.1346530?journalCode=usmt20

    The study purpose was to assess, in a U.S. probability sample of women, experiences related to orgasm, sexual pleasure, and genital touching. In June 2015, 1,055 women ages 18 to 94 from the nationally representative GfK KnowledgePanel® completed a confidential, Internet-based survey. More than one-third of American women (37%) reported they needed clitoral stimulation in order to experience orgasm during intercourse and 18% said that vaginal penetration was sufficient for orgasm. Women reported diverse preferences for genital touch location, pressure, shape, and pattern. Clinical, therapeutic, and educational implications are discussed.

    Although sexual techniques are widely discussed in consumer books about sexual pleasure and orgasm, little is known empirically about such techniques. The current study aims to address these gaps by assessing, in a U.S. nationally representative probability sample of adult women (the OMGYes Sexual Pleasure Project: Women and Touch), women’s experiences related to orgasm and sexual pleasure, with a focus on detailed aspects of genital touch and stimulation.

    · First, regarding pressure, most women preferred light to medium pressure, but about 1 in 10 women preferred firm pressure.
    · Second, regarding location, most respondents preferred direct clitoral touching, or in the immediate area around the clitoris.
    · Third, on the topic of “shape” or style of touch, many preferred an up-and-down, circular, or side-to-side motion, but a wide variety of other types of touch preferences were reported (including pressing, flicking, and tapping, which are somewhat reminiscent of certain modes of stimulation common to contemporary vibrators). However, most women preferred a narrow range of shapes/styles of touch.
    · And fourth, considerable variation was found in the patterns of touching women preferred, with 13 of the 15 patterns different patterns of stimulation during partnered genital touch endorse by the majority of respondents.

    Consistent with other research suggesting that duration of sexual activities matters less to women than their partners may think, fewer than 1 in 5 American women indicated that “sex that lasts a long time” made orgasms feel better.

    We also found that nearly three-quarters of women reported that adding clitoral stimulation during penetration was either necessary for orgasm or made their orgasms feel better. These results indicate that, for many women, clitoral stimulation during penetration is impactful on orgasm frequency, quality, or both, which has implications for assisting couples who seek advice on improving their sex life, given the importance of orgasm consistency in overall sexual satisfaction.
     
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  2. ddp7

    ddp7 Member

    Im missing the Eman like this lol
     
  3. ddp7

    ddp7 Member

    Anyway and seriously whats the bottom line?
     
  4. pumpingiron22

    pumpingiron22 Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    Good stuff
     
  5. JRA

    JRA Member

    I just ask my partner how she wants to be touched, lightly sucked and fucked.
     
  6. Michael Scally MD

    Michael Scally MD Doctor of Medicine

    Women's Sexual Satisfaction, Communication, and Reasons for (No Longer) Faking Orgasm

    We aimed to assess, among a U.S. probability sample of adult women:
    (1) the prevalence of, and reasons given for, faking and no longer faking orgasm,
    (2) women's histories of sexual non-communication and reasons for non-communication,
    (3) associations between sexual non-communication and sexual satisfaction and faking orgasm,
    (4) associations between specific sexual communication and recent sexual satisfaction, and
    (5) associations between specific sexual communication and faking orgasm.

    Respondents were 1008 adult women ages 18-94 from the GfK KnowledgePanel (a nationally representative probability sample of non-institutionalized and English-speaking adults), who completed a confidential Internet-based survey.

    Although 58.8% of female respondents reported having ever faked/pretended orgasm, 67.3% of those who had ever faked orgasm no longer did. Women who continued to fake orgasms were more likely to indicate embarrassment talking about sex with their partner in explicit ways and were less likely to agree that they and their partner are able to talk specifically about what makes sex more pleasurable for them.

    More than half (55.4%) of women reported they had wanted to communicate with a partner regarding sex but decided not to; the most common reasons were not wanting to hurt a partner's feelings (42.4%), not feeling comfortable going into detail (40.2%), and embarrassment (37.7%). Greater self-reported sexual satisfaction was associated with more comfortable sexual communication.

    Study findings and implications for professionals are discussed in the context of adult sexual development and learning. This includes growing more comfortable talking with a partner about sexual preferences and sexual pleasure.

    Herbenick D, Eastman-Mueller H, Fu TC, Dodge B, Ponander K, Sanders SA. Women's Sexual Satisfaction, Communication, and Reasons for (No Longer) Faking Orgasm: Findings from a U.S. Probability Sample. Archives of sexual behavior 2019. Women’s Sexual Satisfaction, Communication, and Reasons for (No Longer) Faking Orgasm: Findings from a U.S. Probability Sample
     
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