The battle of the sexes has been going on for years (probably more like centuries). Which sex is smarter, stronger, or just overall superior? While the jury might still be out on these matters, we’ve got the answer to the million-dollar question: Do men or women have better orgasms?
The answer? It depends on your definition of “better.” While sex is always a shared experience for each party involved, there are still several differences between male and female orgasms. Perhaps the most obvious, women’s orgasms tend to last at least double the time of men’s. Women experience an average of 20 seconds of pleasure, while men’s orgasms only last 3 to 10 seconds. (+1 for the ladies!) Women also are more likely to have multiple orgasms because they lack a refractory period, though men can have them as well. (+1 for the women!)
On the other hand, men are having more frequent orgasms during sex than women. That’s right — having a Y chromosome means you’re orgasming 95 percent of the time, while the ladies lose out and only climax 69 (wink, wink) percent of the time (+1 for the gentlemen!).
Interestingly enough, this discrepancy might have more to do with the type of sex people are having than their biological sex. While both straight and gay men report climaxing at similar rates, lesbians climax 12 percent more frequently than straight women. This partly could be due to the fact that lesbian love sessions lasts an average of 30 to 45 minutes, while straight love sessions only last an average of 15 to 30 minutes. (+1 for the lesbian ladies!)
Ultimately, what really differentiates males and females sexually comes down to their individual sexual arousal, genetics, physiology, anatomy, and psychology — not their orgasms. Men and women have a lot more in common between the sheets than you might expect.
Both men and women describe feeling the same sensations while orgasming, and both may experience drowsiness afterward due to the release of the hormone prolactin. All people exhibit the same general brain activity, blood flow, and increased heartbeat while climaxing as well.
So which sex is having the best sex? If you ask us, it’s not about keeping score. It’s all about enjoying yourself and your partner (or partners, if that's what you're into . . . ). When all is said and done, sex should be fun. So what are you waiting for? Happy humping!
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