Many women will experience difficulty reaching orgasm from time to time. And for some, sexual climax remains frustratingly elusive. In this piece for Patient, I look at the common issues that can hinder orgasm and find out how women can improve their chances of getting there.
Sexual satisfaction is a key aspect of physical and emotional well-being, yet far fewer women than men report reaching orgasm regularly. Research by the Kinsey Institute shows that while gay and straight men climax in 85% of their sexual encounters, women having sex with women orgasm about 75% of the time. And for women having sex with men, the figure is just 63%. Women are more likely to orgasm through masturbation when alone, than with a partner.