If you're a woman who has a hard time climaxing during intercourse, you may be interested to know that a recent female orgasm survey found that you have more company than you may realise.
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The survey found that only 57% of respondents orgasm most of the time they have penetrative sex with a partner. 38% of respondents reported that they had a hard time reaching orgasm because they didn't have enough clitoral stimulation, and 35% said they weren't getting the right kind of clitoral stimulation.
A note of caution -- this study was conducted by Cosmopolitan, so the respondents are women who read Cosmo (in all of its terrible-sex-advice-giving glory) and willingly participated in an orgasm survey. I'd be willing to bet that these results are a bit skewed.
The simplest way to get more clitoral stimulation (and more of the right kind of stimulation) is to simply reach down there and touch your clitoris during intercourse. (Sisters are doin' it for themselves!) Most of the heterosexual female clients I see in my sex therapy practice feel hesitant to touch themselves during intercourse, mainly out of a fear that they're doing "something wrong" by needing a little extra clit lovin'.
Ladies, let Cosmo bring you some validation for once! There's nothing wrong with squeezing a hand between your legs during intercourse. It's easy, it feels good, it looks hot to your partner, and it's what your body needs. What could be wrong about that?