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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 (1)

  • 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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