The Orgasm Gap – Lisa Wade, AlterNet


  1. Women have 1 orgasm for a man’s every 3, The Orgasm Gap.
  2. In the US explained as women’s bodies are bad at orgasms.
  3. Freud “Women should orgasm due to intercourse…if not something wrong with sexuality”.
  4. Women who sleep with women have more orgasms than heterosexual women.
  5. 30% of women 25% of men cannot find the clitoris 
  6. Have less orgasms with a partner, than masturbating alone.
  7. Women take as much time to orgasm during masturbation as men do during sex, on average 4 min.
  8. His orgasm v. her orgasm ( Real sex v. optional foreplay
  9. A focus on how she looks v. how she feels.
  10. The longer a woman has sex with a single partner, the orgasm gap shrinks ( Hookup v. Girlfriend ).
  11. A combination of Oral, Penetration and Clitoral Play lead to higher orgasm rates no matter the # of times with a partner.
  12. Orgasm rates coincide with the evolving relationship with their partner.
  13. His investment in her pleasure ( See # 10 ).
  14. Women feel “no right to ask for an orgasm”
  15. “the guy expects to get off, the girl expects nothing” – Hookups mainly
  16. Women in relationships  feel “entitled to orgasms”. Certain their partner is concerned with their pleasure. Equals.

Conclusion: Social forces push men over women, however the orgasm gap shrinking.

Wade, Lisa. “The Orgasm Gap: The Real Reason Women Get Off Less Often Than Men and How to Fix It.” The Orgasm Gap: The Real Reason Women Get Off Less Often Than Men and How to Fix It. AlterNet, 3 Apr. 201. Web. 07 Feb. 2017.


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