The Nookie Know-It-All: Orgasm Stats

Sexpert Lindsay | May 12, 2008 - 1:00 pm

“What percentage of women have an orgasm during intercourse? The stats I’ve read really seem to vary, with some studies making it seem kind of rare. Is that true?” – Curious About Climaxes, Cleveland, OH

General statistics (which vary as much as your orgasms do) show a whopping 75% of women failing to reach orgasm during intercourse. 12% percent NEVER EVER achieve one, even through self-stimulation.
A lot of this has to do with knowing your body well enough to determine what turns you on and what doesn’t. I didn’t achieve my first orgasm until my mid-20’s, and didn’t find a partner I could have regular orgasms with until I was almost 30 (I’m 29 now, so you do the math).

I think your comfort level with your partner also has a huge amount to do with it. Nowadays it’s much more common to date and/or sleep with a lot of guys in your late teens/20’s, so it’s harder to learn what works for you. The only G-spot you’ll figure out with that hot guitarist you slept with is on a guitar.

If you’re having trouble orgasming, the best present God gave you is two hands. Use them, my child, and masturbate… A LOT. That way you can figure out exactly what works for you. Then, when you find a partner you feel comfortable enough with (emotionally AND physically) you’ll have your blueprint for O-Town.