College Sex and Orgasm

This article from the American Sociological Association highlights a hilarious discrepancy between how many heterosexual men in colleges in the US think their female partners (during casual sex) have had an orgasm and how many women actually report having had an orgasm.  That kind of hilarious where you laugh really loud because you’ve experienced it, and then realize that it’s funny and sad at the same time.

Two takeaways from the research:
1. Sex is usually better with someone you feel comfortable and connected with, and
2. Oral sex and penetrative sex seem to be a winning combination (I personally concur).

The article mentions that although women report having enjoyed hookups more with an orgasm than without, they still report “the same degree of overall enjoyment” in their hookups as their male counterparts without climaxing.  Orgasms aren’t necessary for positive and fulfilling sexual experiences, and there’s too much pressure on making them the only focal point of sex.  I’ve had super hot sex, intimate sex, and incredibly fun sex sans climax.  However, this article demonstrates the importance of getting to know your body and what turns you on (yea for masturbation!) and working on being a stellar sex communicator so that the next time you hook up, you can tell your partner exactly what you like.  Partners who are worth having sex with again will listen.  Orgasms don’t happen in a vacuum, people (except when they do).    

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