What Makes Women More Likely To Orgasm During A Hookup?

There is a big “orgasm gap” between the sexes, such that men are much more likely to reach orgasm than are women in a given heterosexual encounter. However, the size of this gap is not consistent across different types of sexual relationships. Specifically, the gap is larger among persons having casual sex compared to persons who are in long-term, committed relationships.1 Another way to break these findings down is that men’s likelihood of orgasm doesn’t depend upon their relationship status. Almost all guys (94-95%) report typically reaching orgasm whether they’re in a relationship or not; however, likelihood of reaching orgasm is significantly higher among women in relationships than it is for single ladies. Why is that? A new study published in the American Sociological Review sheds some light on the underlying reasons.
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