- Canadian-based YouTube channel ASAPScience explains the differences
- Nearly 95% of straight men and 69% of women have an orgasm during sex
- Lesbians are 12% more likely to orgasm during sex than straight women
- Brain activity during sex is the same in both genders, the video reveals
Many a woman has been left astounded by how quickly her partner can climax during sex.
Yet men often marvel that women can orgasm multiple times.
And so a new debate has been raging – who has the better orgasms, men or women?
It’s widely known that women are more likely to struggle to achieve this heightened pleasure.
But for those who do reach climax, who gets the bigger thrill?
A woman’s orgasm lasts for 20 seconds while a man can enjoy the experience for as little as three seconds, a video by Canadian-based YouTube channel ASAPScience explains
A video from Canadian-based YouTube channel ASAPScience tries to answer this quandary by explaining what the differences between the male and female orgasm are.
On average, a woman’s orgasm lasts for 20 seconds while a man can enjoy the experience for as little as three seconds.
But the video cites a survey of heterosexual Australian men which found 95 per cent have an orgasm during sex, while only 69 per cent of women can say the same.
And their findings leave experts to believe orgasms could be less about gender and more about the type of sex.
Despite gay men having similar climax rates as their straight counterparts, it’s not as simple for women, YouTubers Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown explain.
Lesbians are 12 per cent more likely to have an orgasm during sex, with a quarter saying they climax every time.
Nearly half of gay women experienced orgasms three quarters of the time – and the video claims it could be down to duration.
Lesbian sex lasts for 30-45 minutes on average, while straight women tend to take part in the activity for just 15-30 minutes.
Genetics could also play a part in having an orgasm, as a study of 4,000 female twins found genes can help to predict the likelihood of climax.
But there are little differences between sexes in how it works. Brain stimulation makes the heartbeat rate increase, and subsequently, the blood flow to the genitals increase.
Despite gay men having similar climax rates as their straight counterparts, it’s not as simple for women. Lesbians are 12 per cent more likely to have an orgasm during sex, with a quarter saying they climax every time
Despite previous research showing differences in the brains of men and women during sexual arousal, brain activity during sex is very similar
A PET scan has previously shown differences during sexual arousal, but the brain activity during sex is the same.
The orbitofrontal cortex which controls self-evaluation, reasoning and control shuts down in both genders – explaining why people often lose themselves during climax.
WHY DO WOMEN STRUGGLE TO ORGASM DURING SEX?
We all know why it’s important for men to orgasm or none of us would be here.
But why women need to climax has long been a mystery…until now.
A team of Yale researchers claim to have finally discovered the answer and it’s all to do with ovulation.
They believe in the past, our female ancestors only released an egg after being stimulated by a male just before or during sex.
This is still the case for numerous species of mammals – including rabbits, ferrets, camels and cats.
Once stimulated, the prehistoric female would have released certain hormones causing her to ovulate and the egg was then fertilised by sperm.
But over hundreds of thousands of years their bodies evolved to ovulate by themselves – once a month.
This means a woman’s orgasm now has no reproductive function, and this is what has baffled scientists.
Both genders become drowsy after having an orgasm as the brain surges the sleep hormone prolactin around the body.
The protein is found four-fold after intercourse compared to masturbation, as the video reveals this is why people are sleepier after sex.
And forget the myth wet dreams are only for men. They reference a study which found 37 per cent of women had nocturnal orgasms.
While the belief that multiple orgasms – thought to be exclusively for women because they lack a refractory period – can also be dispelled.
Despite men typically climaxing alongside their ejaculation – they have the ability to orgasm both before and after releasing semen.
Observing or being part of a partner’s orgasm can also help to enhance someone’s own experience – because of the gender differences.
If male and female orgasms were the same that connection would not exist.
While sexual arousal may be different for men and women – physiology, anatomy and psychology could all play a huge role in enjoying a better climax, the video states.