Sure, sex is about getting close to your partner and sharing a special bond in a way only you two can. But, c’mon, we all know what we really want out of it: a nice, earth-shaking orgasm.
If you’ve been doing it on the regular and haven’t been able to O like you think you should, take heart: Scientists are on the case. In a new review of previous research published in the journal, Clinical Anatomy, researchers sought to learn why some people have more orgasms than others, and found that a lot of it has to do with your anatomy.
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Here are five juicy nuggets from the review that could help you get to O-town easier tonight:
Size doesn't matter. But we're not talking about the peen. The actual size of your clitoris doesn’t seem to affect whether you can hitch a train to O-town.
Location, location, location. The positioning of your clitoris is important. Specifically, the closer your clitoris is to your urethral meatus (the external part of your urethra, where pee comes out of you), the more likely you are to orgasm frequently during sex. The exact ideal space between them: 2.5 centimeters. Who's got a ruler?
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Masturbation is your best bet. On the flip side, the space between your urethral meatus and clitoris has zero effect on your ability to orgasm during masturbation. This is purely a P in V phenomenon. So, go ahead, reach below deck during sex for a sure thing.
Your vagina is basically a snowflake. The G-spot may not be in the same place for every woman. To quote researchers: “It is clear that this ‘one size fits all’ explanation of female pelvic anatomy is disputed.” (But here's how you can hunt down your own G-spot.)
Basic sex FTW. If you just want a straight-up, garden-variety orgasm, opt for missionary. Hear us out. Researchers found that doing it in this admittedly vanilla position is the best way to hit all the right buttons. And we've got a few tricks that can make this seemingly lame move mind-blowing.
“In conclusion, orgasms are complex phenomena involving psychological, physiological, and anatomic variation,” researchers wrote in the study. Um…you think?
But the more familiar you get with your lady business, the more likely you'll be to reach that O.