Who Has The Most Orgasms? Men, Women, Bisexuals?

A massive study of 52,600 Americans revealed who has the most orgasms. And it’s not women.

The study, called “Differences in orgasm frequency among gay, lesbian, bisexual, and heterosexual men and women in a U.S. national sample”, found that heterosexual males have the most orgasms. And heterosexual females have the least. I totally appreciate gigantic sex studies, but every girl I know could have told you that. The good news; there’s hope for more straight girl orgasms.

The study was published in Archives of Sexual Behaviour, and was conducted by Indiana University, (home of the Kinsey Institute, a sex research institution) along with Chapman and Claremont University. The study was initiated to “close the orgasm gap.” Thanks! Somebody had to do something!

The percentage of people who had an orgasm while having sex were as follows:

  • 65% of heterosexual women
  • 66% of bisexual women
  • 86% of lesbian women
  • 88% of bisexual men
  • 89% of gay men
  • 95% of heterosexual men

The findings suggest how a “variety of behaviors” can be tried to increase orgasm frequency” include oral sex and manual stimulation. With the lack of real sex education in this country, many straight guys were never taught the basics. Young men are just anxious to stick it in. Women need to take control and tell men to, “Talk to the hand and use your fingers. And your tongue. And hey, the clitoris is over here.”

The study examined how over 30 different traits or behaviors were associated with frequency of orgasm when sexually intimate during the past month. A take-away was an emphasis on how the “orgasm gap can be reduced.” Few heterosexual women climaxed through penetrative sex alone, the study found.

“Women were more likely to orgasm if their last sexual encounter included deep kissing, manual genital stimulation, and/or oral sex in addition to vaginal intercourse,” the study concluded. The results suggest a variety of behaviors couples can try. There was a clear pattern between more oral sex and more orgasms in heterosexual women, lesbian women, bisexual women, gay men and bisexual men. More oral, more O’s, yo.

One of the studies used as a reference in this study was called the “Biopsychosocial models of women’s sexual response: Applications to management of ‘desire disorders’,” which was published in the Sexual and Relationship Therapy, a sexology journal.

Women were more likely to have a big O if women were:

  • Asking for what they wanted in bed
  • Praising their partner for something they did in bed
  • Calling or emailing to tease about doing something sexual
  • Wearing sexy lingerie
  • Trying new sexual positions
  • Anal stimulation
  • Talking about or acting out sexual fantasies
  • Engaging in sexy talk and expressions of love during sex

From an evolutionary standpoint, the study pointed out that “We consider sociocultural and evolutionary explanations for these orgasm gaps. The male orgasm is all about ejaculation to ensure reproduction while in women it “facilitates bonding with a long-term romantic partner”. Although some things never change, it’s time for climactic, orgasmic change.

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Anka Radakovich is a legendary Sex Columnist, Certified Sexologist, Sex Educator, Screenwriter, and Author of the book THE WILD GIRLS CLUB, PART 2, Tales from New York to Hollywood. THE WILD GIRLS CLUB, Part 2 is her third book. Her first two books, The Wild Girls Club; Tales from below the Belt, and Sexplorations; Journeys to the Erogenous Frontier were both published by Crown/Random House. She was the Sex Columnist for DETAILS Magazine for 9 years and currently writes columns for Brides.com and Los Angeles Magazine. Her writing has appeared in dozens of magazines including Marie Claire, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Men's Journal, Seventeen, Glamour, and Maxim. She has appeared on numerous television shows including 8 appearances with Conan O’Brien. She was a Jeopardy question under the category “Men’s Mags.” As a Sex Educator and Sexologist, she is a college lecturer at Universities throughout the country who offers her unique brand of sex education. Follow her on Twitter @ankarad.


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