76 Orgasm Statistics

By Bedbible Research Center / March 28, 2023

This is a meta-analysis of the phenomenon that is orgasms. The study looks at all available orgasm statistics and combines the results to provide the most accurate statistics on age-old questions surrounding male and female orgasm.

orgasm statistics from vaginal sex show that only 1 in 5 women orgasm from vaginal sex while 19 in 20 men orgasm during intercourse

Some of the questions you will likely find answers to include but are not limited to: How many women orgasm from intercourse? Is there an orgasm gap (based on orgasm frequency and time to orgasm) between men and women? And if so, how big is this? How many have never orgasmed before? How likely are different sexual orientations to orgasm during intercourse?

For access to the full dataset or questions regarding the findings presented in this article, please reach out to researchcenter@bedbible.com

Key orgasm statistics

  • Only 12.9% of women report consistently reaching orgasm through penetration alone, while 18.4% of women can reach orgasm in this way.
  • 81.6% of women / females can’t orgasm from penetration/intercourse alone.
  • 65% of heterosexual women report they usually experience orgasm during intercourse, while 95% of men usually orgasm.
  • Men on average take 5 minutes to climax during partnered sex, while women on average take 14 minutes (while only 8 minutes during masturbation)
  • 59% of women have faked an orgasm.
  • Women report that 51-60% of the time they have intercourse they climax (orgasm) only if they are simultaneously stimulated externally.
  • 25% of women report that they almost always reach orgasm during intercourse.

Orgasm frequency

  1. 64% of women report that they orgasmed in their last sexual encounter.
  2. 91% of men report that they orgasmed in their last sexual encounter.
  3. 18.4% of women say that intercourse without any external stimulation is sufficient for them to orgasm.
  4. 25% of women report almost always reaching orgasm during intercourse.
  5. 95.1% of men report that they almost always reach orgasm during intercourse.
  6. 51% (to 60%) of women report that they can easily orgasm during vaginal sex if they simultaneously get clitoris stimulation.

The Orgasm gap between men and women

  1. Men are 42% more likely to have reached orgasm during their last sexual encounter compared to women.
  2. Men are 280% more likely to report that they almost always orgasm during intercourse compared to women.
  3. Women are twice as likely to have faked an orgasm compared to men.
statistics on the Orgasm gap between men and women

Have never had an orgasm

  1. 8.5% of women have never had an orgasm (5-12%, depending on the survey).
  2. 92% of women who never had an orgasm before manage to reach orgasm after clinical treatment.
  3. 12% of women aged 17-28 years old report that they have never had an orgasm at any point.
  4. It is estimated that 4% of all women go through life getting an orgasm.
  5. 30% of women report that they “rarely or never” orgasm during vaginal intercourse.

Sexual orientation – homo-, hetero- and bisexual

During our meta-analysis we looked at how the data showed differences depending on the sexual orientation of both respondents or study participants.

What we found was quite interesting:

  1. 95% of heterosexual men orgasmed during their last sexual encounter.
  2. 65% of heterosexual women orgasmed during their last sexual encounter.
  3. 89% of homosexual men orgasmed during their last sexual encounter.
  4. 86% of homosexual women orgasmed during their last sexual encounter.
  5. 88% of bisexual men orgasmed during their last sexual encounter.
  6. 66% of bisexual women orgasmed during their last sexual encounter.

By looking into comparing these different groups we find that:

  1. Heterosexual men are 42% more likely to orgasm compared to heterosexual women (95% vs. 65% for heterosexual women).
  2. Homosexual women are almost as likely as homosexual men to orgasm (86% vs. 89% for homosexual men).
  3. Heterosexual females are the least likely group to orgasm compared to both men of all sexual orientations as well as compared to both bisexual and homosexual women.
  4. Bisexuality is the sexual orientation amongst men with the lowest chance of reaching orgasm of all other sexual orientations.
  5. Homosexual women are 32% more likely to orgasm compared to heterosexual women (86% vs 65% for heterosexual women, and 66% for bisexual women).
  6. Sexual orientation is a bigger pre-determinant of orgasm frequency amongst women compared to men.

We also look at asexuality, and found that:

  1. Asexuality is not predetermining sexuality for never having reached an orgasm. 77% of asexual women report that they have climaxed before.

Relationships status – the effects over time on orgasms

While looking at the metadata for how different types of relationships and the time they lasted affected the rate of orgasm during intercourse the results were significant. Especially when isolating by gender.

  1. Only 11% of women orgasm during their first-time hookup with a new partner.
  2. 16% of women have experienced an orgasm during the first or second hookup with a new partner.
  3. 34% of women report getting orgasms with partners they have had more than 3 hookups with prior.
  4. 67% of women in relationships (>6 months) report experiencing orgasms.
  5. Women that have been in a relationship for more than half a year are x6 more likely to get an orgasm during sex compared to first-time hookups.
  6. Hooking up for the 3rd, 4th, and 5th time improved the odds of reaching an orgasm for women by 40% compared to the first and second hook-ups with a new partner.
  7. Hooking up more than six times makes it twice as likely that the woman will reach orgasm compared to the first hookup.

What you do in bed matters for if you reach an orgasm

In the below table, we found the following likelihoods of certain sexual practices to improve the chances of reaching orgasm during sexual intercourse.

  1. If you stimulated yourself, you are 2.2 to 2.3 times more likely to reach an orgasm during both hookups and in relationships.
  2. If your partner stimulated you, you are 2.3 times more likely during hookups to orgasm (while only 2 times more likely in relationships).
  3. Stimulating your partner with your hands increases the odds of reaching an orgasm by 1.6 too 1.8 times.
  4. Receiving oral sex has a lower chance of getting you to orgasm (1.9 times more likely) compared to if you stimulated yourself with your hands (2.2 times), or if your partner stimulated you with their hands (2.3 times).
  5. Performing oral sex only increases the chance of reaching orgasm if you are in a relationship.
  6. Anal sex does not increase the chance of reaching orgasm in hookups, while it does improve the chance of orgasms by 1.6 times in relationships.
  7. In relationships, receiving oral sex has the biggest effect on the chance of reaching orgasm (by 2.9 times), while it is hand stimulation in hookups that increases the chance of reaching orgasms the most (2.3 times more likely).
Sexual Practices determinant of orgasmsAll HookupsAll Relationship Events
Own hand stimulated own genitals2.19**2.31**
Partners hand stimulated own genitals2.25**1.98**
Own hand stimulated partners genitals1.62**1.84**
Received oral sex1.94**2.88**
Performed oral sex1.181.20*
Had anal sex1.431.62*
Note: Number represents odds-ratios. Meaning that it is X-times more likely to result in reaching orgasm. * p < .05; ** p < .01 (two-tailed T-tests).

Some studies also show specific results that differ from the above:


  1. 92.4% of women report that they are able to achieve orgasm during masturbation.
  2. 98.7% of men report that they are able to achieve orgasm during masturbation.
  3. 82.9% of women report to have had their first orgasm through masturbation.

Anal sex

  1. One study reported that all men who reported to have received anal sex achieved orgasm during.
  2. The same study indicated that 94% of women orgasmed while recieving anal sex.

Oral sex

  1. Women who receive oral sex are 23% more likely to orgasm during intercourse, compared to men who receive oral sex.

Using vibrators

  1. 53% of women and 45% of men report to have used a vibrator before.
  2. For heterosexual women knowing that their partner enjoy their use of a vibrator is a significant predictor of sexual satisfaction.

Preferred type of stimulation:

When women are asked what type of stimulation they most prefer to achieve orgasm during intercourse respondents answer the following:

  1. 48% of women prefer their partners hand or mouth to any other type of stimulation to achieve orgasm.
  2. 37% of women prefer to used their own hands to any other type of stimulation to achieve orgasm.
  3. 29% of women prefer to use vibrators or other sex toys to any other type of stimulation to achieve orgasm.

Faking orgasms

  1. 75% of women report to have faked an orgasm at some point.
  2. 25% of men report to have faked an orgasm at some point.
  3. 67% of women who had previously faked an orgasm report that they do not intend to do so again.
  4. 42% of women report that they faked an orgasm to avoid hurting the feelings of a partner.
  5. Women who make more money than their partner are more than twice as likely to have faked an orgasm.
  6. Faking orgasms have become increasingly more prevalent (from 57% in 1976 too 75% in 2014).
  1. 7% of women felt annoyed that they felt they “had to” fake an orgasm.
  2. 25% of women say that they “sometimes” fake an orgasm.

How long do you take to orgasm? And, for how long do you orgasm?

  1. Men on average take 5 minutes and 24 seconds to ejaculate/orgasm.
  2. 30% of men report to experience frequent premature ejaculation/orgasm.
  3. Women on average take 14 minutes during intercourse with a partner to reach orgasm (of the sessions they reach an orgasm)
  4. During masturbation women report that reaching orgasm takes just 8 minutes on average.
  5. A male orgasm lasts from 5 to 30 seconds.
  6. A female orgasm lasts from 13 to 51 seconds.

Fantasies and orgasming without stimulation

  1. 20% of women report to have reached orgasm just thinking about a sexual fantasy without stimulating themselves.
  2. 10% of men say that they have reached orgasm without touching themselves.

Multiple orgasms

  1. 43% of women report that they have experienced multiple orgasms.
  2. 2% of women report that they have been able to climax over 20 times during a single session of intercourse/masturbation.
  3. 8% of women report to have had more than 10 orgasms during a single session of intercourse/masturbation.

Cannabis and orgasms

  1. People report that they on average experience stronger orgasms when using cannabis.
  2. Women on average report to have more satisfying orgasms after using cannabis compared to women that did not.
  3. Daily cannabis use in men have been correlated significantly with both reporting of premature ejaculation, and not being able to reach orgasms.

Male prostate orgasms

  1. The frequency of prostate-induced orgasms has a statistically significant positive relationship with lowered risk of prostate cancer in men.
  2. Men that have experienced prostate orgasms report them to be more pleasurable orgasms compared to penile stimulation-induced orgasms.


PaperMain findingsCitations
C. Meston, E. Hull, R. Levin, M. Sipski (2004). Disorders of orgasm in women. Journal of Sexual Medicine• 24% of randomly-sampled U.S. women reported an orgasmic dysfunction.

• Cognitive-behavioral therapy and sex education are recommended for treating Female Orgasmic Disorder.

• To date, no pharmacological agents have been proven to be beneficial beyond placebo in enhancing orgasmic function in women.
A. Safron (2016). What is orgasm? A model of sexual trance and climax via rhythmic entrainment Socioaffective Neuroscience & Psychology• A novel mechanistic model of sexual stimulation and orgasm is proposed, wherein rhythmic entrainment of mechanical and neuronal oscillatory systems creates synchronized functional networks that contribute to sexual experience.

• Differential orgasmic responding between individuals or with different partners may serve as a mechanism for ensuring adaptive mate choice.

• Rhythmic stimulation combines honest indicators of fitness with cues relating to potential for investment, influencing the probability of continued sexual encounters with specific mates.
J Janszky, A Ebner, Z Szupera, R Schulz, A Hollo, A Szücs, B Clemens (2004). Orgasmic aura—a report of seven cases Seizure• Seven patients experienced an orgasmic aura at the start of their seizures.

• All patients had temporal lobe epilepsy, with the epileptogenic region localised in the right temporal lobe in six patients and the left temporal lobe in one patient.

• Orgasmic aura could be considered as an ictal lateralising sign to the right hemisphere, however, it has no 100% lateralising value.
Amjad Alwaal, Benjamin N Breyer, Tom F Lue (2015). Normal male sexual function: emphasis on orgasm and ejaculation. Fertility and sterility• Orgasm and ejaculation are two separate physiological processes.

• Ejaculatory dysfunction is a common disorder with no definitive cure.

• Understanding the complex physiology of orgasm and ejaculation allows the development of therapeutic targets for ejaculatory dysfunction.
K Mah, Y M Binik (2001). The nature of human orgasm: a critical review of major trends. Clinical psychology review• A synthesis of the available theoretical and empirical literatures on human orgasm is presented.

• Two major trends in the literature, the dichotomization of biological and psychological perspectives and the assumption of gender differences, are highlighted.

• A new multidimensional model of the psychological experience of orgasm is described with a view to furthering a biopsychological approach applicable to both sexes.
W. Ishak, Anna Bokarius, J. Jeffrey, Michael C Davis, Yekaterina Bakhta (2010). Disorders of orgasm in women: a literature review of etiology and current treatments. Journal of Sexual Medicine• Disorders of orgasm in women affect up to a quarter of the female population.

• Literature on prevalence and causes of disorders of orgasm in women is abundant, yet more reports of successful treatments are needed.

• Several potential treatments have been suggested, such as bupropion, sildenafil, estrogen, and testosterone, and data support their efficacy.
M. L. Allen, W. B. Lemmon (1981). Orgasm in female primates American journal of primatology• Female primates experience vasocongestion and vaginal lubrication during arousal.

• Orgasm is indicated by rhythmic vaginal and anal contractions, hyperventilation, involuntary muscle tension, arm and leg spasms, grimacing, and uterine contractions.

• Orgasm may exist as a result of phylogenetic inertia, not as a novel response selected during protohominid or hominid evolution.
M J Sholty, P H Ephross, S M Plaut, S H Fischman, J F Charnas, C A Cody (1984). Female orgasmic experience: A subjective study Archives of sexual behavior• Almost all women reported some level of conscious control over whether or not they reached orgasm.

• Women differed widely as to preferred types of physical stimulation and/or mental activities to facilitate orgasm.

• Orgasms were experienced as centered in the clitoral and/or vaginal areas.
Delcea Cristian (2019). Orgasmic disorder in women International Journal of Advanced Studies in Sexology• Worldwide prevalence of orgasmic disorder in women is 42%.

• Orgasmic disorder can be maintained regardless of partner, stimulation, situation, etc.

• Orgasmic disorder can emerge from the beginning of sexual life or after a period of relatively normal sexual function.
Krisztina Hevesi, Barbara Gergely Hevesi, Tiffany N. Kolba, D. Rowland (2020). Self-reported reasons for having difficulty reaching orgasm during partnered sex: relation to orgasmic pleasure Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology• The most frequently endorsed reasons for orgasmic difficulty were general stress/anxiety, arousal difficulty, sex-specific anxiety and issues with the partner.

• Women who were distressed by their condition more frequently cited partner issues.

• Variance in orgasmic pleasure was most related to partner issues, sexual inhibition/lack of interest and insufficient experience.
R J Levin, G Wagner (1985). Orgasm in women in the laboratory—quantitative studies on duration, intensity, latency, and vaginal blood flow Archives of sexual behavior• The mean measured orgasm duration was 19.9 seconds (SD, ± 12, n =26).

• The estimated duration of the orgasm was greatly underestimated compared with the measured duration.

• The increase in vaginal blood flow at orgasm was not significantly correlated with the subjective gradings of orgasm, the orgasm latency, or the measured duration of orgasm.
D. Rowland, C. McMahon, C. Abdo, Juza Chen, E. Jannini, M. Waldinger, T. Ahn (2004). Disorders of orgasm and ejaculation in men. Journal of Sexual Medicine• Lifelong premature ejaculation is best managed with pharmacotherapy (SSRI and/or topical anesthetics).

• Behavioral therapy is indicated when psychogenic or relationship factors are present and is often best combined with PE pharmacotherapy in an integrated treatment program.

• Delayed ejaculation, anejaculation, and/or anorgasmia may have a biogenic and/or psychogenic atiology.
Nan J Wise, Eleni Frangos, Barry R Komisaruk (2017). Brain Activity Unique to Orgasm in Women: An fMRI Analysis. The journal of sexual medicine• Brain activity gradually increased leading up to orgasm, peaked at orgasm, and then decreased.

• Activated brain regions included sensory, motor, reward, frontal cortical, and brainstem regions.

• Insight gained from the present findings could provide guidance toward a rational basis for treatment of orgasmic disorders, including anorgasmia.
M. Exton, A. Bindert, T. Krüger, F. Scheller, U. Hartmann, M. Schedlowski (1999). Cardiovascular and endocrine alterations after masturbation-induced orgasm in women. Psychosomatic Medicine• Sexual arousal and orgasm produce a distinct pattern of neuroendocrine alterations in women, primarily inducing a long-lasting elevation in plasma prolactin concentrations.

• Orgasm induced elevations in cardiovascular parameters and levels of plasma adrenaline and noradrenaline.

• Plasma concentrations of cortisol, FSH, beta-endorphin, progesterone, and estradiol were unaffected by orgasm.
H. Frith (2015). Orgasmic Bodies: The Orgasm in Contemporary Western Culture • Orgasm is not a ‘natural’ or pre-social experience, but must be learned through explicit instruction.

• The ‘orgasmic imperative’ creates differing obligations to produce, work on, and enact orgasm.

• Bodily experiences of orgasm are worked up as present/absent, complicated/straightforward, too slow/too fast, fake or real, in the doing of masculinities and femininities.
(2020). Orgasm-induced seizures Definitions
• Orgasm-induced seizures is a rare neurologic disease characterized by complex partial seizures with or without secondary generalization, or idiopathic primarily generalized epilepsy, triggered by sexual orgasm.

• Seizures usually start immediately, shortly after or a few hours after the achievement of orgasm, last a few seconds or minutes, and are followed, in very rare cases, by intense migraine.

• The exact cause of orgasm-induced seizures is unknown, but it is thought to be related to the release of neurotransmitters during orgasm.
V. Puppo (2013). Anatomy and physiology of the clitoris, vestibular bulbs, and labia minora with a review of the female orgasm and the prevention of female sexual dysfunction Clinical anatomy• The clitoris is the homologue of the male’s glans and corpora cavernosa, and erection is reached in three phases: latent, turgid, and rigid.

• The vestibular bulbs cause “vaginal” orgasmic contractions, through the rhythmic contraction of the bulbocavernosus muscles.

• Orgasm is an intense sensation of pleasure achieved by stimulation of erogenous zones, and women do not have a refractory period after each orgasm and can, therefore, experience multiple orgasms.
Harold I. Lief, Lynn Hubschman (1993). Orgasm in the postoperative transsexual Archives of sexual behavior• Orgastic capacity declined in the M—F group and increased in the (F—M) group.

• Despite the decrease in orgasm in the M—F group, satisfaction with sex and general satisfaction with the results of surgery were high in both groups.

• Frequency of sex increased by 75% in the M—F group and by 100% in the F—M group.
Marcalee Alexander, Lesley Marson (2017). Orgasm and SCI: what do we know? Spinal Cord• Approximately 50% of sexually active men and women with SCI report orgasmic ability.

• Time to orgasm is longer in persons with SCIs than able-bodied persons.

• Sympathetically mediated changes occur during sexual response with culmination at orgasm.
B. Andersen (1983). Primary orgasmic dysfunction: diagnostic considerations and review of treatment. Psychological bulletin• Primary orgasmic dysfunction is a clinical problem of considerable magnitude, with an estimated incidence of 7-10% of the female population.

• Traditional psychotherapy has been unsuccessful in treating this condition.

• More recently, other therapy models have improved clients’ general sexual functioning and produced changes in orgasmic status, including systematic desensitization, sensate focus, directed masturbation, and hypnosis.
Barbara L. Andersen (1983). Primary orgasmic dysfunction: diagnostic considerations and review of treatment. • Primary orgasmic dysfunction is a clinical problem of considerable magnitude, with an estimated incidence of 7-10% of the female population.

• Traditional psychotherapy has been unsuccessful in treating this condition.

• More recently, other therapy models have improved clients’ general sexual functioning and produced changes in orgasmic status, including systematic desensitization, sensate focus, directed masturbation, and hypnosis.
B. Whipple, A. Graziottin (2008). Chapter 24 Orgasmic disorders in women • There are many definitions of orgasm, most of which address subjective sensations and pelvic muscle contractions.

• The Paris Consultation offered a definition of women’s orgasm that includes involuntary, rhythmic contractions of the pelvic striated circumvaginal musculature.

• A more comprehensive definition of orgasm includes afferent and re-afferent stimulation from visceral and/or somatic sensory receptors activated exogenously and/or endogenously, and/or higher-order cognitive processes.
Ana I Arcos-Romero, Reina Granados, Juan Carlos Sierra (2018). Relationship between orgasm experience and sexual excitation: validation of the model of the subjective orgasm experience International Journal of Impotence Research• The Model of the Subjective Orgasm Experience (MSOE) was validated, associating its components with different types of sexual excitation.

• In men, the affective, sensory, and rewards dimensions of the orgasm experience significantly correlated with the propensity for becoming sexually excited, and the intimacy dimension correlated with the genital response.

• In women, the sensory dimension of the orgasm experience positively correlated with the subjective sexual arousal.
E. Jannini, A. Rubio-Casillas, B. Whipple, O. Buisson, B. Komisaruk, S. Brody (2012). Female orgasm(s): one, two, several. Journal of Sexual Medicine• Anatomical evidence suggests the possibility of a vaginally activated orgasm (VAO).

• Women’s reports of pleasurable sexual responses and adaptive significance of the VAO are validating.

• Uniquely different sensory responses to clitoral, vaginal, and cervical stimulation have been demonstrated.
O. Kontula, A. Miettinen (2016). Determinants of female sexual orgasms Socioaffective Neuroscience & Psychology• Mental and relationship factors, such as orgasm importance, sexual desire, sexual self-esteem, and openness of sexual communication with partners, are key determinants of female orgasms.

• Positive determinants include the ability to concentrate, mutual sexual initiations, and partner’s good sexual techniques.

• Women value their partner’s orgasm more than their own.
S. Brody (2007). Vaginal orgasm is associated with better psychological function • Having an orgasm from purely penile stimulation of the vagina was associated with greater satisfaction with sex life, mental health, relationships with both partners and friends, and life in general.

• Vaginal orgasm was associated with more frequent sexual desire and greater likelihood of having one’s first ever orgasm from intercourse rather than masturbation.

• Vaginal orgasm was not associated with having had orgasms from partner masturbation or cunnilingus.
A. Zeiss, G. Rosen, R. Zeiss (1977). Orgasm during intercourse: a treatment strategy for women. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology• There is disagreement about whether a woman who can reach orgasm during masturbation or partner manipulation but not during coitus should be considered dysfunctional.

• A conditioning program of pairing vaginal insertion with clitoral stimulation to achieve coital orgasm is proposed.

• The small number of patients treated suggests caution in accepting this procedure as uniformly effective.
J G Bohlen, J P Held, M O Sanderson, A Ahlgren (1982). The female orgasm: Pelvic contractions Archives of sexual behavior• Eleven nulliparous women manually self-stimulated to orgasm, each on three separate occasions.

• Pelvic contraction pressure was measured by an anal probe and a vaginal probe simultaneously.

• Two distinct types of orgasms were identified: Type I (regular contractions only) and Type II (regular contractions followed by additional irregular contractions). Type IV (no regular contractions) was also identified.
C. Meston, R. Levin, M. Sipski, E. Hull, J. Heiman (2004). Women’s Orgasm Annual Review of Sex Research• Orgasm in women is a variable, transient peak sensation of intense pleasure, accompanied by involuntary contractions of the pelvic muscles.

• Brain imaging indicates increased activation at orgasm compared to pre-orgasm.

• Psychosocial factors, such as age, education, social class, religion, personality, and relationship issues, can affect a woman’s ability to orgasm.
R. Levin (2004). An orgasm is… who defines what an orgasm is? • Men are more likely to agree that sex without orgasm is unsatisfying than women.

• Orgasmic problems are the second most frequently reported sexual problem in women.

• There have been many attempts to define orgasm, but no consensus has been reached.
D. Mollaioli, S. Di Sante, E. Limoncin, G. Ciocca, G. Gravina, E. Maseroli, E. Fanni, L. Vignozzi, M. Maggi, A. Lenzi, E. Jannini (2018). Validation of a Visual Analogue Scale to measure the subjective perception of orgasmic intensity in females: The Orgasmometer-F PLoS ONE• Women with SD experienced significantly lower orgasmic intensity than controls, as measured by the Orgasmometer-F.

• Masturbatory frequency was positively correlated with orgasmic intensity.

• The Orgasmometer-F was well understood, had a good test-retest reliability and a high AUC in differentiating between women with and without sexual dysfunction.
Roy J. Levin (2011). Physiology of Orgasm • Orgasm is a complex of subjective mental and physical body changes.

• In men, orgasm is usually accompanied by ejaculation and is thought to be a reward for attempting procreation.

• In women, orgasm is less easily induced and its evolutionary purpose is still debated.
M. Lousada, E. Ángel (2011). Tantric orgasm: beyond Masters and Johnson • The authors propose a new understanding of “Tantric orgasm”, which includes intra-, inter- and transpersonal aspects.

• The authors suggest that associated techniques may help resolve psychosexual issues, including erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation and anorgasmia.

• The article draws from classical Tantric, traditional Taoist, shamanic and other congruent contemporary sources.
K Kobayashi, N Masumori, R Kato, S Hisasue, R Furuya, T Tsukamoto (2009). Orgasm is preserved regardless of ejaculatory dysfunction with selective α1A-blocker administration International Journal of Impotence Research• All participants on silodosin had a complete lack of seminal emission and expulsion.

• All participants felt orgasm in spite of a complete lack of seminal emission.

• Most participants reported mild discomfort during orgasm, but were greatly dissatisfied with the loss of seminal emission.
B. Andersen (1981). A comparison of systematic desensitization and directed masturbation in the treatment of primary orgasmic dysfunction in females. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology• Both systematic desensitization and directed masturbation treatments were equally effective in improving subjects’ sexual self-acceptance and increasing sexual pleasure.

• Changes in anxiety were negligible.

• Sexual arousal and orgasm for DM and WL subjects increased. The gains of the WL group not only replicated the findings of the DM group but also were of greater magnitude.
E B Vance, N N Wagner (1976). Written descriptions of orgasm: A study of sex differences Archives of sexual behavior• A questionnaire consisting of 48 descriptions of orgasm (24 male and 24 female) was submitted to 70 judges.

• The judges could not correctly identify the sex of the person describing an orgasm.

• Male judges did no better than female judges and vice versa.
G. Abraham (2002). The psychodynamics of orgasm The International journal of psycho-analysis• Freud showed little interest in the psychodynamics of orgasm.

• Orgasm is likely triggered by fantasy rather than a specific body part.

• The analytical process is necessary to understand the origin of satisfactory or unsatisfactory orgasms.
Kim Wallen, Elisabeth A. Lloyd (2011). Female sexual arousal: Genital anatomy and orgasm in intercourse Hormones and Behavior• Orgasm from sexual intercourse occurs more reliably in men than in women.

• A shorter distance between a woman’s clitoris and her urethral meatus (CUMD) increases her likelihood of experiencing orgasm in intercourse.

• Women exposed to lower levels of prenatal androgens are more likely to experience orgasm during sexual intercourse.
B L Andersen (1981). A comparison of systematic desensitization and directed masturbation in the treatment of primary orgasmic dysfunction in females. Journal of consulting and clinical psychology• Both systematic desensitization and directed masturbation treatments were equally effective in improving subjects’ sexual self-acceptance and increasing sexual pleasure.

• Changes in anxiety were negligible.

• Sexual arousal and orgasm for DM and WL subjects increased. The gains of the WL group not only replicated the findings of the DM group but also were of greater magnitude.
Laurel Q.P. Paterson, Seth N.P. Davis, Yitzchak M. Binik (2012). Female genital mutilation/cutting and orgasm before and after surgical repair • FGM/C may reduce orgasmic functioning, but the impact is unknown due to methodological limitations in existing studies.

• Surgical defibulation releases the infibulation scar and appears to improve global sexual functioning but not orgasm.

• Clitoral reconstructive surgery increases clitoral pleasure and enables clitoral orgasm in approximately 40% of patients.
D. Herbenick, J. Fortenberry (2011). Exercise-induced orgasm and pleasure among women • Exercise-induced orgasm (EIO) is experienced by women, with the average age of first EIO being 18.9 years old.

• Abdominal exercises, climbing and lifting weights are the most common exercises reported to induce orgasm.

• Women reporting exercise-induced sexual pleasure (EISP) frequently identified biking/spinning, abdominal exercise and lifting weights as associated with their experiences.
P M Bentler, W H Peeler (1979). Models of female orgasm Archives of sexual behavior• Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses revealed separate coital and masturbatory factors of orgasmic experience.

• Highly internally consistent scales were developed to assess the two factors.

• A path-analytic model was developed which is consistent with the hypothesis that heterosexual and monosexual behaviors act as mediators between extraversion, neuroticism, and attitudes toward masturbation, on the one hand, and subjective coital or masturbatory orgasmic responsiveness, on the other.
B. Komisaruk, B. Whipple (2011). Non-genital orgasms • Orgasms can be elicited by stimulation of various body regions, including nipples, lips, mouth, anus, rectum, prostate, and phantom limbs.

• Orgasms can occur during sleep, in response to brain and spinal cord stimulation, during childbirth, and in relation to epileptic seizures.

• A concept of generalized neurological orgasmic processes involving recruitment, peak excitement, and resolution is presented, with genital orgasm being a special case.
Stanley R. Conrad, John P. Wincze (1976). Orgasmic reconditioning: A controlled study of its effects upon the sexual arousal and behavior of adult male homosexuals* • Subjects reported improved sexual adjustment, but objective measures of arousal were not changed.

• Aversion therapy produced no change in arousal to deviant stimuli and only slight increases in arousal to heterosexual stimuli.

• Lack of objective data to corroborate the subject’s allegations of improved condition following treatment with orgasmic reconditioning.
S. Kratochvíl (1994). [Orgasmic expulsions in women]. Ceskoslovenska psychiatrie• Orgasmic expulsions in women can originate in the vagina, bladder, or paraurethral glands.

• Analysis of fluid samples showed it to be urine, secretion of Skene’s glands, or a mixture of both.

• Female ejaculation is a rare phenomenon, but should be accepted as a normal part of female sexual reaction.
Victoria Klimaj, A. Safron (2016). Introductory editorial to ‘Orgasm: Neurophysiological, Psychological, and Evolutionary Perspectives’ Socioaffective Neuroscience & Psychology• Orgasm is a complex phenomenon that involves both neurophysiological and psychological processes.

• Evolutionary perspectives can provide insight into the development of orgasmic responses.

• Research on orgasm has implications for understanding sexual health and well-being.
B. Graber, G. Kline-Graber (1979). Female orgasm: role of pubococcygeus muscle. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry• A statistically significant difference was found between orgasmic and anorgasmic women in relation to the physiological state of the pubococcygeus muscle.

• The pubococcygeus muscle plays an important role in the pathophysiology of female orgasm.

• 281 women were examined in the study.
Elizabeth A. Mahar, Laurie B. Mintz, Brianna M. Akers (2020). Orgasm Equality: Scientific Findings and Societal Implications Current Sexual Health Reports• Studies have consistently found that there is a gendered orgasm gap, with men experiencing orgasm more frequently than women in heterosexual sexual encounters.

• The gendered orgasm gap still exists today and is linked to the cultural prioritization of penile-vaginal intercourse over more clitorally focused sexual activities.

• Additional related contributing sociocultural factors may include women’s lack of entitlement to partnered sexual pleasure, societal scripts about masculinity, and women’s cognitive distractions during partnered sex.
C. McMahon, E. Jannini, M. Waldinger, D. Rowland (2013). Standard operating procedures in the disorders of orgasm and ejaculation. Journal of Sexual Medicine• PE management is largely dependent upon etiology and can include PE pharmacotherapy, psychosexual education, and/or graded behavioral therapy.

• Delayed ejaculation, anejaculation, and/or anorgasmia may have a biogenic and/or psychogenic etiology.

• Retrograde ejaculation is managed by education, patient reassurance, and pharmacotherapy.
Z. Salmani, M. Tadayon, Kazem Alavifazel (2010). Prevalence and etiology of orgasm disorders in women • Prevalence of orgasm disorder was 26.3%.

• Significant relationship between anorgasmia and women age, age of husband, age of marriage, educational level, health and sexual information and education via parents and marital satisfaction.

• No significant relationship between anorgasmia and job, past history of marriage, husband’s job, husband’s education level and number of intercourse.
Agnes Bolsø (2005). Orgasm and lesbian sociality • Power issues in lesbian sex are connected to the production of orgasmic sex.

• Differences in the production of orgasmic sex between male and female orgasms are discussed.

• Questions are raised to be discussed in a heterosexual context.
R. Levin (2018). Prostate‐induced orgasms: A concise review illustrated with a highly relevant case study Clinical anatomy (New York, N.Y. Print)• The anatomy and physiology of the prostate and its involvement in reproduction and sexual recreation is not well understood.

• Prostate orgasms involve stimulation of the prostate and its surrounding structures.

• A case study is presented to illustrate the potential of prostate orgasms.
C. McMahon, C. Abdo, L. Incrocci, M. Perelman, D. Rowland, M. Waldinger, Z. Xin (2004). Original ResearchDisorders of Orgasm and Ejaculation in Men • Ejaculatory/orgasmic disorders are common male sexual dysfunctions.

• These disorders include premature ejaculation, inhibited ejaculation, anejaculation, retrograde ejaculation and anorgasmia.

• Treatment options for these disorders include psychotherapy, medications, and lifestyle changes.
C. Ozkara, S. Ozdemir, A. Yilmaz, M. Uzan, N. Yeni, M. Ozmen (2006). Orgasm‐induced Seizures: A Study of Six Patients Epilepsia• Six patients were studied who experienced orgasm-induced seizures.

• All six patients had a history of epilepsy and were taking antiepileptic drugs.

• The seizures were characterized by tonic-clonic movements, loss of consciousness, and postictal confusion.
M. Redelman (2006). A general look at female orgasm and anorgasmia. Sexual health• Male and female genital anatomy evolves from the same embryonic tissue, suggesting that both sexes have the same potential for orgasmic response.

• Female sexual response models and the classification of female sexual dysfunctions direct the thoughts and treatments of sexual and relationship therapists.

• Physiological changes due to anorgasmia, such as menopause, cannot be resolved by psychophysiological treatments alone and may require pharmaceutical intervention.
Arden Snyder, Leslie LoPiccolo, Joseph LoPiccolo (1975). Secondary orgasmic dysfunction. II. Case study Archives of sexual behavior• A direct behavioral retraining program was employed to increase the couple’s repertoire of effective sexual behaviors.

• An extinction and successive approximation procedure was used to transfer orgasmic responsiveness from solitary masturbation to heterosexual coitus.

• A direct, confrontive intervention into the marital relationship was made concurrent with the sexual retraining program.
D. Herbenick, Katie Barnhart, Karly A Beavers, D. Fortenberry (2018). Orgasm Range and Variability in Humans: A Content Analysis • Orgasm types include those related to exercise, sleep, drug use, riding in vehicles, breastfeeding, eating, auditory stimulation, and childbirth, among others.

• Orgasm is experienced in association with varied forms of sensory stimulation.

• This study provides information about the diversity of human orgasm, informing sex education, therapy, and practice.
Frédérique Courtois, Samantha Dubray (2014). The Neurophysiology of Orgasm Current Sexual Health Reports• Animal models have provided remarkable contributions to understanding the neurophysiology of orgasm, but a comprehensive model is still lacking.

• Recent advances in functional imagery have further contributed to our understanding of orgasm.

• A model of orgasm as a non-pathological analog of autonomic hyperreflexia is proposed, involving a sympathetic storm arising from genital stimulation and triggering genital, autonomic, and muscular responses.
M. Heiman (1976). Sleep orgasm in women. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association• Girls are capable of vaginal masturbation and possibly of experiencing vaginal sensation and stimulation very early in life.

• Sleep orgasm may be the result of a “resonance” phenomenon whereby the infant’s genitals, including the vagina, are stimulated from within.

• Sleep orgasm can represent gratification of unacceptable disguised sexual wishes and can therefore occur after intercourse and orgasm experienced when awake.
H. Sidi, M. Midin, Sharifah Ezat Wan Puteh, Norni Abdullah (2008). Orgasmic Dysfunction Among Women at a Primary Care Setting in Malaysia Asia-Pacific journal of public health• The prevalence of orgasmic dysfunction in the primary care population was 51.9%.

• Women with orgasmic dysfunction were found to be significantly higher in the following groups: age >45 years, being non-Malay, having lower academic status, married longer, having more children, married to an older husband, and being at menopausal state.

• Women with infrequent sexual intercourse are less likely to be orgasmic (odds ratio = 0.29, 95% confidence interval = 0.11-0.74).
K. Fugl-Meyer, K. Oberg, P. Lundberg, B. Lewin, A. Fugl-Meyer (2006). On orgasm, sexual techniques, and erotic perceptions in 18- to 74-year-old Swedish women. Journal of Sexual Medicine• Generational differences characterized age at first orgasm and intercourse, types and width of sexual repertoire, and also current erotic perceptions.

• Likely protectors of good orgasmic function were: a relatively early age at first orgasm, a relatively greater repertoire of techniques used, and attaching importance to sexuality and being relatively easily sexually aroused.

• Women who did not have orgasmic dysfunction or distress were particularly likely to be satisfied with their sexual life.
A M Zeiss, G M Rosen, R A Zeiss (1977). Orgasm during intercourse: a treatment strategy for women. Journal of consulting and clinical psychology• There is disagreement about whether a woman who can reach orgasm during masturbation or partner manipulation but not during coitus should be considered dysfunctional.

• A conditioning program of pairing vaginal insertion with clitoral stimulation to achieve coital orgasm is proposed.

• The small number of patients treated suggests caution in accepting this procedure as uniformly effective.
John N. Marquis (1970). Orgasmic reconditioning: Changing sexual object choice through controlling masturbation fantasies • Sexual responses can become attached to formerly neutral stimuli by pairing them with masturbation.

• A procedure for eliminating perversions through careful programming of masturbation fantasies is described.

• Results for fourteen cases are given.
Clara B Jones (2007). Orgasm as a Post-Copulatory Display Archives of sexual behavior• Orgasm is a phenomenon that requires further investigation before confident inferences about its likely origins and functions can be made.

• Orgasm exhibits characteristics that are best interpreted in the context of signaling theory.

• A modern Darwinian perspective assumes that individuals behave in a self-interested manner to optimize ‘‘inclusive fitness’’.
A. Burri, L. Cherkas, T. Spector (2009). Emotional intelligence and its association with orgasmic frequency in women. Journal of Sexual Medicine• Emotional intelligence was positively correlated with both frequency of orgasm during intercourse and masturbation.

• Women in the lowest quartile of emotional intelligence had an approximate twofold increased risk of infrequent orgasm.

• Low emotional intelligence seems to be a significant risk factor for low orgasmic frequency.
Patricia Morokoff (1978). Determinants of Female Orgasm • Orgasmic dysfunction is much more common in women than in men.

• Kinsey reported that 11% of women are totally inorgasmic even after ten years of marriage.

• Factors that influence female orgasm include psychological, physiological, and social factors.
Roy J Levin (2008). Female Orgasm: Correlation of Objective Physical Recordings with Subjective Experience Archives of sexual behavior• Levin and Wagner (1985) showed that an increase in heart rate at orgasm in females induced by clitoral stimulation was associated with the woman’s rating of their orgasm intensity.

• Alzate, Useche, and Villegas (1989) independently confirmed this finding.

• Levin (1992) discussed the relation between the intensity of orgasm and physical changes, quoting Levin and Wagner (1985) and Alzate, Useche, and Villegas (1989).
James John Reisinger (1974). Masturbatory training in the treatment of primary orgasmic dysfunction • Masturbatory training with erotic stimuli was effective in treating primary orgasmic dysfunction in a 23-yr-old college woman.

• Orgasms were reported during intervention and heart rate readings reached their maximums in correspondence with such reports.

• A 6-month follow-up verified client ability to achieve orgasms.
S. Chaukimath, P. Patil (2015). Orgasm Induced Seizures: A Rare Phenomenon Annals of Medical and Health Sciences Research• Orgasm-induced seizures have been reported in women, but this case report is the first to describe a male with this phenomenon.

• The seizures were localized to the right cerebral hemisphere.

• The case had atypical features compared to previous reports.
L. Schover, A. Thomas, M. Lakin, D. Montague, J. Fischer (1988). Orgasm phase dysfunctions in multiple sclerosis • Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disabling neurological condition that affects approxi? mately 250,000 people in the US.

• Studies of sexual function in MS patients have revealed that 44% to 77% report unspecified difficulties in the orgasm phase of the sexual response cycle.

• Most clinicians treating sexual dysfunction in men with MS have focused narrowly on erectile dysfunction, which is reported by 63% to 80% of men with MS.
N. Prause (2011). The human female orgasm: critical evaluations of proposed psychological sequelae • Orgasm in women is likely a secondary reinforcer, associating sexual arousal with the partner.

• Challenges in studying female orgasm include differentiating vaginally- or clitorally-generated orgasms by self-report and the large proportion of women who are unsure if they experience orgasms.

• Recent publications purporting to show differences in penile-vaginal intercourse induced orgasms are critiqued in light of the information reviewed.
P. Gałecki, A. Depko, Sylwia Jędrzejewska, M. Talarowska (2012). [Human orgasm from the physiological perspective–part I]. Polski merkuriusz lekarski : organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego• Orgasm is a physiological phenomenon of sexuality that brings physical and mental satisfaction.

• There are two models of sexual response: linear and circular.

• In men, the ability to experience an orgasm is inherent, while in women it is acquired.
E. Limoncin, F. Lotti, M. Rossi, E. Maseroli, G. L. Gravina, G. Ciocca, D. Mollaioli, S. Di Sante, M. Maggi, A. Lenzi, E. A. Jannini (2016). The impact of premature ejaculation on the subjective perception of orgasmic intensity: validation and standardisation of the ‘Orgasmometer’ Andrology• Men affected by premature ejaculation perceived significantly lower orgasmic intensity than sexually healthy men.

• The Orgasmometer is an easy-to-perform, user-friendly tool for measuring orgasmic intensity.

• Multiple linear regression revealed an inverse correlation between the PEDT and the Orgasmometer scores.
Annette Fenner (2013). Sexual dysfunction: Multiple (types of) female orgasm Nature Reviews Urology• The CUV complex is involved in both clitoral and VAO orgasms.

• Echographic imaging was used to image the CUV complex during clitoral orgasm and VAO.

• Three women reported VAO during coitus.
P Haake, M S Exton, J Haverkamp, M Krämer, N Leygraf, U Hartmann, M Schedlowski, T H C Krueger (2002). Absence of orgasm-induced prolactin secretion in a healthy multi-orgasmic male subject International Journal of Impotence Research• Orgasm induces prolactin secretion in healthy males and females.

• A healthy multi-orgasmic male subject showed no prolactin response to three orgasms.

• Data from this multi-orgasmic subject supports the hypothesized role of plasma prolactin in contributing to sexual-satiation mechanisms.
J. Richters, R. D. de Visser, C. Rissel, Anthony M. A. Smith (2006). Sexual practices at last heterosexual encounter and occurrence of orgasm in a national survey Journal of Sex Research• Most sexual encounters (95%) included vaginal intercourse.

• Of the 64 possible combinations of practices, 13 accounted for 93% of encounters.

• Men had an orgasm in 95% of encounters and women in 69%.
J. Georgiadis (2011). Exposing orgasm in the brain: a critical eye • Brain imaging studies have revealed that orgasm is associated with increased activity in the prefrontal cortex, amygdala, hypothalamus, and other brain regions.

• Orgasm is associated with the release of hormones such as oxytocin, dopamine, and endorphins.

• The experience of orgasm is highly individualized and can vary significantly between individuals.
P. Gałecki, A. Depko, Sylwia Jędrzejewska, M. Talarowska (2012). [Human orgasm from the physiological perspective–part II]. Polski merkuriusz lekarski : organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego• Female orgasm is characterized by high variability and diversity.

• Factors such as emotions, cognitive interpretation of the situation, age, self-esteem and previous sexual experiences influence female sexual functioning.

• Absence of orgasm can lead to low self-esteem, less self-confidence or sense of lack of attractiveness.
D. Munjack, A. Cristol, A. Goldstein, D. Phillips, Alice Goldberg, K. Whipple, F. Staples, P. Kanno (1976). Behavioural Treatment of Orgasmic Dysfunction: A Controlled Study British Journal of Psychiatry• Behavioural therapy was significantly better than no treatment in terms of: (1) the percentage of patients experiencing orgasm during at least 50 per cent of sexual relations; (2) the percentage of women reporting satisfactory sexual relations at least 50 per cent of the time; (3) patients’ ratings of positive reactions to various sexual behaviours; and (4) assessors’ global clinical ratings.

• Significant improvement was also noted on the MMPI, IPAT, and Symptom Check List.

• Improvement was maintained at a follow-up average 9 months later.
P. Roughan, L. Kunst (1981). Do pelvic floor exercises really improve orgasmic potential? Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy• PC muscle exercises did not have a significant effect on orgasmic potential in women with normal muscle tone.

• PC muscle tone was measured and questionnaires about sexual response were completed over a 12-week period with a 6-month follow-up assessment.

• Further research is needed to determine if PC exercises are of specific value for women with poor muscle tone.
Michael S. Exton, Tillmann H. C. Krüger, Norbert Bursch, Philip Haake, Wolfram Knapp, Manfred Schedlowski, Uwe Hartmann (2001). Endocrine response to masturbation-induced orgasm in healthy men following a 3-week sexual abstinence World Journal of Urology• Orgasm increased blood pressure, heart rate, plasma catecholamines and prolactin, both before and after a 3-week period of sexual abstinence.

• Plasma testosterone was unaltered by orgasm, but higher testosterone concentrations were observed following the period of abstinence.

• Acute abstinence does not change the neuroendocrine response to orgasm.
Robert Muchembled, J. Birrell (2008). Orgasm and the West: A History of Pleasure from the 16th Century to the Present• The individual and transgression were key concepts in the development of orgasm and pleasure in the West from the 16th century to the present.

• The family and the flesh were central to the development of a new sexual system, and the conquest of female pleasure was a major part of this.

• Pleasure and sin were closely intertwined, and the repression of pleasure was a major factor in the development of a new medical religion in the Victorian era.
J. Neuhaus (2000). The importance of being orgasmic: sexuality, gender, and marital sex manuals in the United States, 19220-1963. Journal of the History of Sexuality• The sexual roles and norms in the United States changed significantly between 1920 and 1963.

• Marital sex manuals reflected these changes, with an increasing emphasis on the importance of orgasmic pleasure for both partners.

• The manuals also highlighted the importance of communication and mutual respect in sexual relationships.
Stevi Jackson, S. Scott (2002). Embodying Orgasm • We contest both pre-social, biological accounts of sexuality and supra-social accounts that fail to locate desire and pleasure in their social context.

• We focus on sexual pleasure to contest dis-embodied, asocial formulations of desire and consider how desire and pleasure may be reflexively understood in the context of everyday/everynight sexual practices.

• We consider the relationships between the ways in which women’s orgasm is conventionally represented and the social construction of “faked” and “authentic” orgasms.
Anna E Reinert, James A Simon (2017). “Did You Climax or Are You Just Laughing at Me?” Rare Phenomena Associated With Orgasm. Sexual medicine reviews• A literature review was conducted to identify peri-orgasmic phenomena, defined as unusual physical or psychological symptoms experienced by some individuals as part of the orgasm response.

• Case studies of peri-orgasmic phenomena were reviewed, including cases describing cataplexy, crying, dysorgasmia, dysphoria, facial and/or ear pain, foot pain, headache, pruritus, laughter, panic attack, post-orgasm illness syndrome, seizures, and sneezing.

• This review could inspire further research on the neurophysiologic mechanisms of orgasm.
M-H Colson, F Cour (2013). [Women’s orgasmic disorders]. Progres en urologie : journal de l’Association francaise d’urologie et de la Societe francaise d’urologie• Orgasmic dysfunction in women is frequent and is the second most common reason for consulting a sexologist.

• Primary anorgasmia in young females (<35 years) is very often due to lack of experience or lack of skill in the partner or partners.

• Secondary anorgasmia is often linked to difficulties of live, more rarely to problems with the partner.
H. Alzate, B. Useche, M. Villegas (1989). Heart rate change as evidence for vaginally elicited orgasm and orgasm intensity • Most women possess vaginal zones whose strong tactile stimulation elicits orgasms.

• Increases in heart rate were found to be correlated with subjectively graded orgasm intensities.

• Digital stimulation of the clitoris was also conducted on the research participants, and 72.7% of them reached orgasm.
Angela Towne (2019). Clitoral stimulation during penile-vaginal intercourse: A phenomenological study exploring sexual experiences in support of female orgasm Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality• Most women learn to induce orgasm during masturbation before experiencing their first orgasm during PVI.

• Women communicate their preferred stimulation techniques to partners or self-stimulate during PVI.

• Preferred clitoral stimulation techniques vary from person to person.
L. Clark (1970). Is there a difference between a clitoral and a vaginal orgasm • Orgasm can be induced by manual stimulation of the clitoris, with no vaginal stimulation.

• Masters and Johnson have demonstrated that the physiological experience of orgasm is the same regardless of the type of stimulation.

• Electric vibrators can be used to help a woman reach orgasm in an impersonal atmosphere.
Anshuman Sengupta, Ali Mahmoud, Shwe Z. Tun, Peter Goulding (2010). Orgasm-induced seizures: Male studied with ictal electroencephalography Seizure• Orgasm-induced seizures are an increasingly well-described phenomenon.

• This case report describes a 34-year-old male with orgasm-induced seizures, recorded on ictal EEG.

• The electrophysiology localised the seizure focus to the left cerebral hemisphere, making this case atypical in comparison with the majority of previous reports.
R. Alinsod (2016). Transcutaneous temperature controlled radiofrequency for orgasmic dysfunction Lasers in Surgery and Medicine• TTCRF is safe and well-tolerated in vulvovaginal tissue.

• TTCRF is clinically effective in improving orgasmic dysfunction.

• TTCRF is a promising treatment option for women with orgasmic dysfunction.
A. Vesey (2014). Orgasmology by Annamarie Jagose (review)
• Annamarie Jagose argues that there has been a lack of theorization of the orgasm within queer theory due to a dismissal of its importance.

• Jagose believes that the orgasm is an irregular and unpredictable formation that should be critically recuperated to better understand its place in queer theory.

• Jagose applies her titular neologism throughout in a nod to the queer practice of wordplay and in defiance of the ways in which her own research was undermined by the Australian mainstream press.
Sam Mcbean (2016). Orgasmology by Annamarie Jagose (review)
• Annamarie Jagose’s Orgasmology is an insightful mapping of the fields of sexuality studies and queer theory, while also creatively opening up new entry points into theorizing sex.

• Orgasm is an “unruly scholarly object” that straddles the cultural, the biological, and the textual, making it an attractive object for Jagose and a thrilling read for readers.

• Jagose uses orgasm to explore heteronormativity’s “timing”, the “double bind of modern sex”, and to think “queerly” about sex and sexuality.
Seth D. Cohen, Irwin Goldstein (2016). Diagnosis and Management of Female Orgasmic Disorder • Female Orgasmic Disorder (FOD) is a condition in which a woman is unable to reach orgasm despite adequate sexual stimulation.

• Risk factors for FOD include psychological, physiological, sociodemographic, hereditary, and comorbid medical conditions.

• Treatment for FOD includes cognitive and behavioral techniques, androgen and nonhormonal treatments, and comprehensive assessment of the known correlates of FOD.
G. Abraham (2002). The psychodynamics of orgasm. The International journal of psycho-analysis
• Freud showed no particular or systematic interest in an orgasmic psychodynamic per se.

• It is most likely in fantasy that the female orgasm finds its major trigger.

• The analytical process is able to lead us to the primary sources of orgasmic problems and reconstruct the origin of a satisfactory or unsatisfactory orgasm.
A. Carvalheira, Rita Santana (2016). Individual and Relationship Factors Associated With the Self-Identified Inability to Experience Orgasm in a Community Sample of Heterosexual Men From Three European Countries Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy• 9.6% of the participants reported the inability to reach orgasm.

• Men in short-term relationships and taking antidepressants were more likely to report inability to reach orgasm.

• Men who reported having difficulties getting or maintaining an erection were 4 times more likely to have experienced the inability to reach orgasm than those who did not report this difficulty.
R. Levin (2011). The ever continuing life of that ‘little death’ – the human orgasm • Janniko Georgiadis reviews what imaging can tell us about the creation of orgasms in the female brain.

• Barry Komisaruk and Beverley Whipple reveal non-genital orgasms created by stimulation of a wide variety of body structures and even by thinking alone.

• Debby Herbenick and Dennis Fortenberry characterise sexual arousal and orgasms that are induced by exercise.
S. Kratochvíl (1994). [Vaginal contractions in female orgasm]. Ceskoslovenska psychiatrie• Masters and Johnson (1966) described 3-15 rhythmic contractions of the orgasmic platform in the outer third of the vagina as the physiological basic of female orgasm.

• Bohlen et al. (1982) registered up to 34 additional irregular pelvic contractions in some subjects during “long orgasms”.

• In two samples of women, 60-80% reported contractions or pulsations during orgasm.