Well, this could have a major impact on your bedroom forecast: The distance between your clitoris and vagina may affect your orgasm, according to a new study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
For the study, researchers use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to measure 30 women's clitorisesÃ¢â‚¬”10 of whom had reported having trouble orgasming. Turns out, those 10 women tended to have clitorises that were farther from their vaginal opening. Why? One theory is that a shorter clitoris-to-vagina distance allows for more (and easier) stimulation, says Kim Wallen, Ph.D., professor of psychology and behavioral neuroendocrinology at Emory University, who was not part of the new study.
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Interestingly, the women who had trouble orgasming also had smaller clitorises, but there's not enough data at this time to tell whether clitoral size has any effect on orgasm intensity or frequency, says study author Susan Oakley, M.D., instructor of female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital in Ohio.
Oakley emphasizes that this research only finds a correlation between clitoral distance and orgasmsÃ¢â‚¬”not a causation. More in-depth research is needed to determine whether a woman's anatomy really affects her orgasm.
Luckily, you don't need to get an MRI to find your way to pleasureville. In fact, the amount of direct clitoral stimulation has a lot more to do with how likely you are to orgasm than the placement or size of your clitoris, says Oakley. To up your odds of crossing the finish line, try out one of these sex positions that practically guarantee an orgasmÃ¢â‚¬”no matter where (or how big) your C-spot is.
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