The female orgasm is a tricky thing. If you’re a woman looking for some satisfaction, the best place to look is…with another woman. At least that’s the findings of new research published by the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
Although men are 85 percent likely to experience orgasm with partners of any gender, for women, sexuality makes a difference. Seventy-five percent of lesbians experience orgasm during sex, compared to 62 percent of straight women and 58 percent of bisexual women.
“One possible explanation is that lesbian women are more comfortable and familiar with the female body and thus, on average, are better able to induce orgasm in their female partner,” wrote the authors of the study.
The data for the study came from an internet questionnaire that surveyed 6,151 US singles between the ages of 21 and 65. Only those who reported having sex within the last year were factored into the percentages reported above.
Dr. Justin R. Garcia wrote to the Huffington Post that these findings suggest that same-sex relationships have a lot to teach everyone. He said, “[Learning] more about orgasm in same-sex relationships may inform…men and women in both same-sex and mixed-sex relationships,” which could lead to better orgasms all around.