Ten Orgasm Myths Debunked
There has always been a lot of fiction, lore, curiosity, and rumors surrounding women and sex. Well, here are the top 10 orgasm myths debunked on the subject of females.
Myth – A woman must have an orgasm to feel sexually satisfied.
Truth – Many women can be satisfied with or without an orgasm. Although general consensus agrees that it is preferable to have an orgasm with every sexual experience, many women often feel physically and emotionally satisfied even when they do not have one. A problem may appear when the female consistently fails to experience orgasm during sexual encounters.
Myth – Vaginal orgasms are better than clitoral orgasms.
Myth – A circumcised penis decreases a woman’s ability to experience orgasm.
Truth – A circumcision removes from 33% up to 50% of penile tissue. Some circumcised men have reported experiencing a lack of sensitivity when engaged in sexual activity. However, there has been no formal study conducted on the connection between circumcised men and a woman’s ability to orgasm. Essentially, it adds up to personal preference, and some women simply find no difference at all.
Myth – Condoms affect a woman’s ability to orgasm.
Truth – Condoms are an effective and necessary method of contraception. Some men complain that condoms cause decreased sensitivity during sexual intercourse, thus making it harder for them to orgasm. And some women do make the same complaint. Nevertheless, in general, the condom does not interfere with female orgasm, especially with clitoral orgasm. If a woman deems the condom to be hampering her orgasm, she can try specialized condoms designed for her pleasure (i.e. the ribbed condom.)
Myth – The larger the penis, the greater the chance of female orgasm.
Truth – The old saying “it’s not the size, it’s how you use it” holds an accurate amount of truth. Penis size has no effect on a woman’s ability to orgasm. Both small and large penises can offer the same level of pleasure for a woman due to the fact that there are few nerve endings in the far end of the vagina. Considering the G-Spot is located about two inches within the vagina, it can easily be stimulated by the average-sized penis.
Myth – Women need a skilled partner in order to orgasm.
Truth – Men often pride themselves on their ability to perform in bed. And women appreciate their enthusiasm, but the important skill lies in their sensitivity to listen and give the woman what she wants. A woman’s orgasm depends mostly on her state of mind; being able to achieve the ultimate level of pleasure requires that she be at ease mentally. So, a woman can achieve orgasm regardless of a man’s sexual skills, tricks or level of experience.
Myth – Women cannot ejaculate.
Truth – Indeed, women can ejaculate (also known as squirting)! While some scientists are still skeptical regarding this claim, there is evidence to support it (and not just in the x-rated movies). Here is what we do know: women ejaculate through the urethra, as do men, and female ejaculate contains some of the same substances as that of men’s sperm, and is believed to be produced in the “female prostate”. Not all women experience this phenomenon, but those who do seem to benefit from direct stimulation of the G-spot.
Myth – If a woman does not get wet, then she is not aroused.
Truth –When a woman is aroused, several physical changes occur that signify sexual enjoyment: heart rate increases, blood pressure increases, skin is flushed, nipples harden, and sexual areas become swollen. The fact that some women produce more vaginal lubricant than others is not an indication of a higher degree of sexual pleasure. A good idea is to have a tube of lube by the bedside.
Myth – Having sex during menstruation is safe – you cannot get pregnant.
Truth – Technically, that is correct because getting your period means there is no egg in place to be fertilized. However, sperm can survive for up to seven days and the egg for up to three. So if your menstrual period is irregular, it is possible for the egg and sperm to cross paths and conceive.
Myth – Women need lots of foreplay before sex.
Truth – Yes, in general, women like foreplay before getting right into it, but they are also very capable of enjoying sex and reaching orgasm without it. Spontaneity can be exciting, and there may be no time for foreplay if you are doing it on the kitchen floor!
So there you have it, 10 orgasm myths debunked! You can thank me later!