Many women spend much of their sex lives chasing what feels like an ever-elusive orgasm, but sadly many of them end up failing. Why is that? There are plenty of reasons you might be missing out the big O, and some of them are so weird, you probably would never have thought of them.
You ditched your socks!
When getting intimate, you probably get entirely naked — and that includes removing your socks. Turns out, that might be a mistake. A study from University of Groningen found 80% of couples who wear socks orgasm, while only 50% of couple who don’t were able to do the same. This is possibly due to socks making people more comfortable rather than risking cold feet.
Your guy isn’t the jealous type.
Who says nothing good comes from jealousy? According to a study in Journal of Comparative Psychology, men who are with a woman who has male friends and co-workers tend to see them as “potential sexual rivals.” This makes them try harder by having more sex and try to satisfy you more so you won’t leave them for someone else.
You’re a straight or bisexual woman.
Not all sexual orientations are the same when it comes to achieving an orgasm. Lesbians are climaxing more than straight women. A study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, heterosexual women orgasm 61.6% of the time while 74.7% of lesbians can say the same thing. Bisexual women end up getting there 58% of the time. It looks like heterosexual couples just need to work more in the bedroom.
Your clitoris and vaginal opening are far apart.
It’s no secret that stimulating the clitoris is the key to female orgasm, but chances are if you or your partner aren’t stimulating it separately while you’re having penetrative sex, then you’re going to be out of luck. According to research from Emory University, only 8% of women can orgasm unassisted through penile and vaginal intercourse. This is because the clitoris tends to be far away from the vaginal opening, so it’s time to start multitasking in the bedroom!
You refuse to fake it.
There are many reasons women fake it, but this one might be the most surprising. Apparently “fake it ’til you make it” is a real thing when it comes to orgasms. A study published in the Journal of Sexual Archives found the third most popular reason women fake it is for their own pleasure. But be warned! If this method doesn’t give results then stop faking it because it can be false encouragement to your partner to continue to do the wrong things.
You’re just too young.
Age is more than just a number when it comes to sex. The older you get, the easier it is to climax. “While 61% of women ages 18 to 24 experienced orgasm the last time they had sex, 65% of women in their 30s did and about 70% of women in their 40s and 50s did,” Dr. Debby Herbenick, PhD told Elite Daily. So perhaps you need to live a little more to learn about your body.
Your diet isn’t oily enough.
You’d be surprise how important the foods you choose to eat has an effect on you. According to Prevention, olive oil helps you body produce testosterone which is good for orgasms so you might want to include it more in your diet.
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