HealthDay —Despite what's often portrayed in movies and on TV, most women can't orgasm with penetration alone during sexual intercourse. And simple anatomy is to blame, a new evidence review suggests. Each woman's ability to orgasm during sex depends almost wholly on physical development that occurred while she was still in the womb, according to the review authors. During gestation, the clitoris begins to drift up and away from the vaginal opening, the researchers said. But among women whose clitoris drifted too far up, it may be very difficult or even impossible to have an orgasm during sex, because traditional lovemaking doesn't provide enough friction to stimulate the clitoris, said Dr.
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Let that sink in. Going back even further, in , a Yale urologist speculated that the so-called g-spot was actually just an extension of the clitoris. Especially when we know that research and clinical studies on femme pleasure are extremely lacking. Basically, the explanation is that all orgasms — even the ones classified as vaginal, are technically clitoral orgasms. This means the clitoris is responsible for the feeling of a vaginal orgasm, which is confusing of course since clitoral orgasms are commonly associated with external stimulation only. So while you might identify vaginal and clitoral orgasms as two different animals, the source of the pleasure actually comes from the same spot: the clitoris.
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While some say the orgasm gap is closing among Millennials, others have found that this inequality in the bedroom it's unfortunately still alive and well with the young crowd. The Vagina Dispatches, a new video series from The Guardian, explores the orgasm gap in their latest episode. They speak to a psychologist, a sex educator, and a pelvic floor therapist and real women about their orgasm experiences. And it gets right to the heart of what a lot of women feel about sex and orgasms. But the messages have still sort of taken us aback," the hosts of the series, Guardian US's data editor Mona Chalabi and senior video producer Mae Ryan , tells Bustle "A lot of people have told us they related to the personal experiences we shared in the episode about the things that have made it difficult for us to orgasm.
And when depictions of sex in the media are thrown into the mix, the gap between expectation and reality widens even further. In 50 popular video clips included in the study, only In a recent survey , 53 percent of men and 25 percent of women in the United States said they had watched pornography in the past year. How much of a role does the clitoris play, and, most importantly, what do women want when it comes to achieving sexual satisfaction? A study by Prof.