Orgasms – probably the most fun you can have for free! And to celebrate, we’ve bought you some fascinating Orgasm Facts:
ORGASM FACT 1
More than 70% of women have orgasms as a result of direct clitoral stimulation – and, unlike men, we can enjoy multiples
“Women are not as quick to come down from their aroused state as men are, post-sex,” says US sexologist Dr Yvonne K Fulbright. “Many can get straight back into it and experience it all over again.”
ORGASM FACT 2
The world record for the longest time spent masturbating to orgasm is 6 hours 30 minutes for a woman, and 8 hours 30 minutes for a man. You can’t help thinking it would’ve been a lot quicker if they’d just got together…
ORGASM FACT 3
Forty-seven per cent of women have their first orgasm through masturbation, according to sex expert Dr David Devlin – and the average age to experience it is 18.
ORGASM FACT 4
A recent study found that 48% of regular headache sufferers had their pain cured by orgasm. Not only that, but it actually worked much faster than painkillers. Altogether now, “Tonight please, darling, I’ve got a headache…”
ORGASM FACT 5
Psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud claimed that women can have two types of orgasm – clitoral and vaginal – but in 1966, sex researchers Masters and Johnson revealed their studies had proved there’s only one female orgasm; just more than one way of reaching it.
ORGASM FACT 6
The average female orgasm lasts between six and 10 seconds – although for some lucky girls it can last up to 20 seconds.
ORGASM FACT 7
Bit of an exhibitionist? Why not sign up for the next annual charity masturbate-a-thon, organised by San Francisco’s Centre For Sex & Culture? The, ahem, ‘wankers’ meet at the centre and masturbate for charity while others can watch the fun unfold (and join in) via their computers. Only in America…
ORGASM FACT 8
Italian scientists recently discovered that the G-spot, an area of thicker vaginal tissue, can be located with ultrasound. Unfortunately, not every lover comes with his own built-in G-spot radar, so you’ll need to show him where it is…
ORGASM FACT 9
If you have a G-spot (according to those Italian scientists, not everyone does), it’s about one to two inches up on the inside front wall of your vagina. It’s usually pea-sized but, when stimulated, it can grow to the size of a walnut.
ORGASM FACT 10
‘Sex educators’ Dorian Solot and Marshall Miller, who run the ‘I ♥ Female Orgasm’ sex education programme on US college campuses, say that around 1% of women can orgasm from breast stimulation alone.
This infographic provides more insight into mysteries of the orgasm.