Myths and Facts about Female Orgasm
There are several myths when it comes to female orgasm. These myths can sometimes cause problems for women and their partners. Here are some myths and medical facts.
1. Myth: An orgasm is always intense and there is something wrong with a woman if she is unable to reach orgasm.
- Fact: Some women have orgasms and don’t know it. Some women reach a peak of arousal after which they feel very relaxed and contented. So there can be all types of experiences during orgasm.
2. Myth: Normally women reach orgasm through intercourse.
- Fact: Orgasm during intercourse is experienced only by one-third of women. Others can reach orgasm with intercourse but with extra stimulation.
3. Myth: Inability to reach orgasm means a woman is frigid or that there is something seriously wrong with her relationship.
- Fact: Women who were able to have orgasms in the past but can no longer do so may be suffering from a medical problem or a side effect from medication. Women who have never had an orgasm may never have learned what type and duration of stimulation they need.
4. Myth: A woman has to have an orgasm in order to enjoy sex.
- Fact: Many women enjoy the closeness and physical intimacy of sex and are satisfied even if they do not have an orgasm.
5. Myth: Experiencing multiple orgasms is extremely rare.
- Fact: Over half of women who experience orgasms, can experience multiple orgasms.
6. Myth: Condoms make it more difficult for women to achieve orgasm.
- Fact: Condoms provide lubrication and some men last significantly longer while wearing condoms. It can give you those precious extra minutes you need to achieve climax.
It is wise not to reduce things as natural and beautiful as sex as a means to an end. Remember: sex is a journey, not a destination—meant to be enjoyed every step of the way.