Premature ejaculation affects around 20 – 30% of men, according to a review published in March 2013 in Urological Science.
A study of Portuguese women found 40% of them orgasm prematurely (before they intend to) and 3% do so chronically.
Orgasms can get better with age as you grow a greater knowledge and appreciation for your body
The length of time it takes to reach orgasm varies and depends on a number of different factors, including arousal, stress levels, tiredness, and relationship dynamics but for men, the average time from penetration to ejaculation is 7 minutes.
Orgasms have multiple potential health benefits due to the hormones and other chemicals that are released by the body during an orgasm.
Orgasms do not only occur during sexual stimulation.
Trans people are able to orgasm after gender reassignment surgery.
More than 70% of women have orgasms as a result of direct clitoral stimulation – and, unlike men, we can enjoy multiples
“Women are not as quick to come down from their aroused state as men are, post-sex,” says US sexologist Dr Yvonne K Fulbright. “Many can get straight back into it and experience it all over again.”
The world record for the longest time spent masturbating to orgasm is 6 hours 30 minutes for a woman, and 8 hours 30 minutes for a man. You can’t help thinking it would’ve been a lot quicker if they’d just got together…
Forty-seven per cent of women have their first orgasm through masturbation, according to sex expert Dr David Devlin – and the average age to experience it is 18.
A recent study found that 48% of regular headache sufferers had their pain cured by orgasm. Not only that, but it actually worked much faster than painkillers. Altogether now, “Tonight please, darling, I’ve got a headache…”
Psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud claimed that women can have two types of orgasm – clitoral and vaginal – but in 1966, sex researchers Masters and Johnson revealed their studies had proved there’s only one female orgasm; just more than one way of reaching it.
Women who feel insecure about their relationship are less likely to orgasm, says Seymour Fisher, author of /The Female Orgasm
Some women faint when they come and, in very rare cases, have had heart failure and died – which might explain why the French refer to orgasm as ‘/le petit mort/’ (the little death).
At the start of the 20th Century, the first electric home vibrators hit the market before many other household ‘essentials’ – people had to wait nine more years for the vacuum cleaner and 10 years for the electric iron
When men orgasm, their brains release chemicals (including prolactin) that can bring on tiredness. So it really isn’t his fault when he rolls over and starts snoring, honest
The average female orgasm lasts between six and 10 seconds – although for some lucky girls it can last up to 20 seconds.
Sex researchers Cauthery and Cole, authors of /The Fundamentals Of Sex/, have claimed that it’s possible for some women to orgasm up to 100 times in an hour
About 0.06% of men can come through fantasising alone, without touching their penis or any other part of their body.
Hate the wet patch? Be glad you’re not a lady whale. Male whales generate the highest volume of semen in the animal kingdom – about 20 litres a pop!
The most female orgasms achieved in a single masturbation session was allegedly 49, from a London woman in 2006.
A 2007 study found that straight women were aroused by watching films of both men and women having sex. Straight men, however, were only turned on by images of women – so researchers concluded that women are more easily stimulated
At the moment of orgasm, certain areas of your brain that control emotion shut down. The area that processes fear is deactivated, and your ‘vigilance for danger’ switch also turns off momentarily
Men’s orgasms have the same impact on them as heroin on an addict’s brain. A neuroscientist in the Netherlands carried out brain scans on men as they ejaculated. He found that activity in the male brain’s ‘reward’ hub went wild at orgasm – proving sex really can be addictive.
When the researchers repeated the experiment with women, they found that our levels of self-control decrease during orgasm, while the area of our brain related to ‘moral reasoning’ also dipped – which would explain why you still scream even when the bedroom walls are paper-thin
When you orgasm, your body produces quadruple the usual amount of the bonding hormone oxytocin.
Seventy per cent of women have faked an orgasm. Surefire ways he can tell it’s real include retraction of the clitoral hood just before orgasm, a racing heart, dilated pupils, vaginal muscle spasms, arched feet and stiffened nipples.
Less than a third of all women regularly orgasm during sex, while three-quarters of men always do. But if their partners spend more than 21 minutes on foreplay, the stats zoom up to produce nine out of 10 fully satisfied women. Funny that
around 1% of women can orgasm from breast stimulation alone
A recent study found that men who have two or more orgasms a week are likely to live longer.
Women take longer to come than men? Pah! The average woman only needs around 8 minutes but, according to sexologist Seymour Fisher, some go off after one minute’s stimulation, while others need half an hour or more.
Some ancient Egyptians believed that the god Atum created the world by masturbating – and that the Tigris river was also formed by the semen of a god.