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Differences in Orgasm Frequency Among Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Heterosexual Men and Women in a U.S. National Sample

Overview of attention for article published in Archives of Sexual Behavior, February 2017
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Title
Differences in Orgasm Frequency Among Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Heterosexual Men and Women in a U.S. National Sample
Published in
Archives of Sexual Behavior, February 2017
DOI 10.1007/s10508-017-0939-z
Pubmed ID
Authors

David A. Frederick, H. Kate St. John, Justin R. Garcia, Elisabeth A. Lloyd

Abstract

There is a notable gap between heterosexual men and women in frequency of orgasm during sex. Little is known, however, about sexual orientation differences in orgasm frequency. We examined how over 30 different traits or behaviors were associated with frequency of orgasm when sexually intimate during the past month. We analyzed a large US sample of adults (N = 52,588) who identified as heterosexual men (n = 26,032), gay men (n = 452), bisexual men (n = 550), lesbian women (n = 340), bisexual women (n = 1112), and heterosexual women (n = 24,102). Heterosexual men were most likely to say they usually-always orgasmed when sexually intimate (95%), followed by gay men (89%), bisexual men (88%), lesbian women (86%), bisexual women (66%), and heterosexual women (65%). Compared to women who orgasmed less frequently, women who orgasmed more frequently were more likely to: receive more oral sex, have longer duration of last sex, be more satisfied with their relationship, ask for what they want in bed, praise their partner for something they did in bed, call/email to tease about doing something sexual, wear sexy lingerie, try new sexual positions, anal stimulation, act out fantasies, incorporate sexy talk, and express love during sex. Women were more likely to orgasm if their last sexual encounter included deep kissing, manual genital stimulation, and/or oral sex in addition to vaginal intercourse. We consider sociocultural and evolutionary explanations for these orgasm gaps. The results suggest a variety of behaviors couples can try to increase orgasm frequency.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
France 2 1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 142 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 21 14%
Student > Master 21 14%
Student > Bachelor 20 14%
Researcher 17 11%
Other 11 7%
Other 33 22%
Unknown 25 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 42 28%
Medicine and Dentistry 18 12%
Social Sciences 14 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 3%
Other 25 17%
Unknown 37 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1574. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 September 2020.
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#2,646
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Outputs from Archives of Sexual Behavior
#3
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#85
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Outputs of similar age from Archives of Sexual Behavior
#2
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