How We Can Use Science To Close the Orgasm Gap
August 2, 2019 by Justin Lehmiller
The orgasm gap refers to the well-documented research finding that heterosexual men tend to have more consistent experiences with orgasm than heterosexual women. Specifically, men are not only more likely to report having had an orgasm the last time they had sex, but they’re also more likely to say that they always or almost always have orgasms compared to women.
So what can we do to close this gap?
Dr. Laurie Mintz offers valuable and practical insight in the TEDx video below. For Mintz, it’s one part sex science and another part sex education. As she explains, through science-based sex ed, we can help men and women alike to have better sex—and, in the process, close the orgasm gap.
Check out the full video to learn more. For additional reading related to the orgasm gap, check out these articles:
- Infographic: Rates of Orgasm by Sexual Orientation and Gender
- When Do Women Orgasm During A Hookup? (Infographic)
- How Long Does It Take Women And Men To Reach Orgasm?
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Dr. Justin Lehmiller is a social psychologist and Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute. He runs the Sex and Psychology blog and podcast and is author of the popular book Tell Me What You Want. Dr. Lehmiller is an award-winning educator, and a prolific researcher who has published more than 50 academic works.Read full bio >