In the past few years, the term “orgasm gap” has received a lot of attention. The orgasm gap is that gap between men and women in regards to who has more orgasms.
One study of university students actually found that 91 percent of men climax all the time, compared to only 39 percent of women. That’s one hell of a gap.
Although the percentages in orgasms achieved between men and women differ depending on the research and the demographic of participants involved in the studies, the fact remains, no matter how you slice it, men orgasm more. But enough is enough. Here’s why it’s high-time we close the orgasm gap.
It’s time our culture focus on female sexuality.
For far too long, men’s sexuality was pretty much put on a pedestal. Between cultural stereotypes, societal “norms,” and the media, female sexuality has never been given the attention it deserves. In fact, not too long ago (in 1973) an article in Cosmo actually stated, “Women do not have sexual fantasies, period. Men do.” It’s this mentality that, throughout history, has perpetuated the idea that women aren’t sexual beings and because of that their desire to orgasm comes second to a man’s desire to orgasm.
We need to get on the right side of history.
It’s 2019. Women have come along way in their fight for equality and many of us have been vocal and assertive in that fight. But what this also means is we — all of us, no matter our gender or sexual identity — need to change how we view sex and sexuality. There’s too much information out there about the orgasm gap to not take the time and educate ourselves about it.
We all deserve pleasure.
It can’t be said enough: pleasure is a human right. Considering the clitoris exists solely for pleasure (seriously; that’s its only purpose!), to ignore this fact and not give women orgasm quality isn’t just rude, but straight-up wrong. Also, not to be petty, but fair is fair.
There’s no reason not to close the gap.
We’re fortunate enough to live in an era where high-quality, innovative sex toys exist. Couples sex toys like We-Vibe Sync, that can be worn during intercourse and stimulate both the G-spot and clitoris, is a perfect example of a toy that can close the orgasm gap. Since 75 to 80 percent of women need clitoral stimulation to climax, Sync hits all the right spots. While it may take women longer to become aroused (roughly 20 minutes), meaning it can also take them longer to orgasm, with toys that focus on female pleasure, there’s really no reason that both partners can’t be equally satisfied and that orgasm gap can be closed for good.