If you are a man who has an issue with the size of your penis, you might want to look away now.
New research by the Journal of Sexual Medicine has shown that contrary to popular (wishful?) thinking penis size does matter when it comes to pleasing a woman in bed.
The good news is that it only matters for some women and some types of orgasms.
Stuart Brody, a psychologist at the University of the West of Scotland who conducted the research asked a sample of 323 women about previous sexual encounters.
They were asked about their recent sexual behaviors as well as how important penile-vaginal intercourse and other sex acts were to them. They were also asked whether penis length influenced their ability to orgasm with vaginal stimulation.
Defining ‘average’ as the length of 5.8 inches, the researchers asked women if they were more likely to orgasm vaginally with a longer-than-average or shorter-than-average penis.
Supporting the hypothesis that size matters, Brody and his colleagues found the women who reported the highest number of vaginal orgasms in the past month were most likely to say that longer was better.
Brody told Live Science: ‘This might be due at least in part to greater ability of a longer penis to stimulate the entire length of the vagina, and the cervix.
These findings come eight months after the same journal reported sensational new evidence that vaginal and clitoral orgasms are, in fact, completely separate phenomena and activate different areas of the brain.
A series of essays published in April this year showed that contrary to popular belief – and many previous scientific findings – there was more than one way to satisfy a woman in bed and that the clitoris was not the only key to a woman’s sexual satisfaction.
Other findings cited by the essays in the series include:
- Women are not only be able to orgasm from both vaginal and clitoral stimulation, but from stimulation at a range of erogenous zones, with some able to even ‘think’ themselves to a peak;
- The sensitive G-spot – once thought of as a semi-mythical orgasm hot spot – could have a role in pain relief during labour by more than doubling a woman’s pain threshold;
- The ability to reach climax through vaginal stimulation could be linked to both physical and mental health, with healthy women more likely to orgasm without clitoral stimulation.
French gynaecologist, Odile Buisson in her essay argued the case for the classic understanding of the female orgasm as dependent on clitoral stimulation.
According to this view, the front wall of the vagina is closely linked with the internal parts of the clitoris, meaning that stimulating the vagina without activating the clitoris ought to be impossible.
So, she concludes, so-called ‘vaginal’ orgasms could in reality be clitoral orgasms by another name.
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