Wired has put together a great little video about some of the science behind the female orgasm, using fun little science experiments as visual aids. It includes one of my favourite bits of orgasm trivia to share at dinner parties: that a woman’s pain threshold increases greatly during orgasm (yeah, I’m that dinner party guest).
Check out the video above for their full list of factoids. Here are some other fun facts not in the video:
- About 80% of lesbian women orgasm at least half the time they have sex. Only 59% of straight women do.
- There’s more than meets the eye when it comes to the clitoris. The clitoris is actually wishbone-shaped, and extends up into the body.
- Other ways women can reach orgasm include fantasizing, nipple play, and even sneezing!
As a sex therapist, I’m always glad to see more attention devoted to female orgasm. One of the traits associated with orgasmic women is a knowledge about and comfort with their own bodies, so videos like these can actually play a significant role in facilitating more orgasms for everyone!