Sex Question Friday: What Percentage Of Women Reach Orgasm From Intercourse Alone?

Every Friday on the blog, I answer people’s questions about sex, love, and relationships. This week’s question comes from a reader who wanted to know more about the topic of female orgasm:

I often see statistics that indicate 50% of women can't orgasm or 75% can't orgasm from penetration alone. Can you point me to the sources of said statistics and could you explain what exactly "penetration alone" means?

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Can You Tell Whether A Woman Is Likely To Orgasm Based On The Shape Of Her Lips?

Some women have a more difficult time reaching orgasm than others during sexual intercourse. As a result, sexual scientists have begun looking for biological markers associated with a greater likelihood of orgasm in an attempt to better understand the origins of female sexual pleasure. One such marker appears to be the distance between a woman’s clitoris and vaginal opening. Research has found that the closer the clitoris sits to the vaginal opening, the greater the odds a woman will reach orgasm during sex. This makes sense, given that such placement probably allows a greater degree of clitoral stimulation. However, scientists have found some other less obvious markers of female orgasm, and one of those features resides on a woman’s face.
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