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Lesbians have more orgasms: survey

Lesbians have more orgasms: survey

LAST UPDATED // Thursday, 21 August 2014 13:21 Written by // Andrew Shaw

An earth-moving study by a US university has found lesbians have more orgasms than straight women. 

A survey report from Indiana University published by the Journal of Sexual Medicine concluded heterosexual women experience orgasm with a familiar partner 62 per cent of the time, while lesbians experience orgasm during sex 75 per cent of the time.

Bisexual women experienced orgasm 58 per cent of the time.

Data was collected by Internet questionnaire from 6,151 men and women (ages 21–65+ years) as part of a nationally representative sample of single individuals in the United States.

Participants reported their sex/gender, self-identified sexual orientation, and what percentage of the time they experience orgasm when having sex with a familiar partner. 

“One possible explanation is that lesbian women are more comfortable and familiar with the female body and thus, on average, are better able to induce orgasm in their female partner,” stated the study’s authors.

By comparison, straight men experience orgasm 85.5 per cent of the time, gay men 84.7 per cent of the time and bisexual men 77.6 per cent of the time during sex.


Andrew Shaw

Andrew Shaw

Andrew Shaw is editor of Queensland Pride.

Comments (3)

  • Me

    19 May 2016 at 21:07 |
    Maybe if EVERY scene on-screen of hetero, penetrative sex didn't show women having orgasms through that alone, things would change. Girls grow up thinking it's true when it is a TOTAL lie. Then, when partnered with men, they blame themselves for not reaching orgasm- rather than blaming the dude who's basically using her body to masturbate into. END THE LIE!


  • Jane

    19 May 2016 at 21:03 |
    Maybe if every show of heterosex on-screen didn't pretend women orgasm from plain, penetrative sex, then girls wouldn't think it true growing up. But, they do. So when they DON'T experience orgasm, they blame themselves, not the selfish dude who's pumping away & basically using her to masturbate into. END THE LIE.


  • BetteB

    21 August 2014 at 15:05 |
    Well, you know what heterosexual women say: If they don't come first, they don't come at all.


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