Lesbian women have more orgasms than heterosexual women, according to science
Heterosexuality is the most common sexual orientation, but that does not mean that in terms of pleasure during intimate relationships is the best option , necessarily.
Although evolutionarily it makes sense that at least a good part of the population of a species is attracted to the opposite sex, happiness and well-being do not have to fit into the survival mechanisms boosted by natural selection; it can be governed by a totally different logic.
A research recently published in Archives of Sexual Behavior, for example, gives us a sample of the sexual orientation that some people consider "natural" (erroneously), in fact, it could be less advantageous as regards pleasure. At least, if we take as a reference the frequency with which we have orgasms, an indicator that can give us an approximate idea, although not exact or alien to the debate, about how much is enjoyed in sex.
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Differences in the sexual life of people
Numerous studies have registered a clear trend: women tend to experience significantly less orgasms than men, in general. Several explanations have been given about this phenomenon.
Some put emphasis on genetics, and point out that "nature has made us this way" for evolutionary reasons, while others, more linked to gender studies, point to the cultural, noting that female sexuality only begins to be oriented towards pleasure in recent years, and only in certain societies.
But ... what happens when not only is it taken into account if one is male and female and the influence of sexual orientation is also analyzed? This was the objective of the investigation that we will talk about.
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How was the investigation conducted?
To carry out this study, we have had the collaboration of more than 52,000 men and women of all sexual orientations, all of whom are adults living in the United States. These people had to answer a simple questionnaire about the sexual life of the participants, and then these data were analyzed to find correlations.
The results, in some way, could be interpreted as a sign that the male sex is not very efficient when producing orgasms in the other person. The people who insured most often have orgasms always or almost always during relationships they were heterosexual men (95%), followed by homosexual and bisexual men (89% and 88%, respectively) and, thirdly, lesbian women (86%).
From this point, curiously, there a significant statistical gap . In the case of bisexual women, only 66% responded affirmatively to this question, followed closely by heterosexual women.
The female sexuality culturally limited?
There are several curious things in these results. The main is the difference between lesbian and bisexual and heterosexual women . Among them there is at least 20% less likely to respond that orgasms are always or almost always experienced during sex.
In addition, another important conclusion is that it shows the ability of women when having orgasms can often be, at least, very similar to that of heterosexual men, which indicates that cultural taboos and customs they could be influencing a lot about the way in which intimate relationships between heterosexuals take place.
Are men worse in bed?
Another interesting conclusion is that between men and women there is an inverse tendency: in them, heterosexuals have more orgasms, while in them the opposite happens. This could be interpreted as a sign that the male gender has a greater tendency not to focus so much on achieving climax in the other person, or at least he is not getting it.
In any case, it will be necessary to investigate further to see if these results are also found in other similar investigations and if these help to shed more light on the interpretation of these data.