November 16, 2018

Lesbians Are Having More Orgasms Than Straight Women, Study Says

There’s some pleasing news for the lesbians of the world: They’re apparently having better sex than straight women are.

A study conducted by Indiana University found that lesbian women have orgasms at a significantly higher rate than heterosexual women. Using a sample of 6,500 participants between the ages of 21 and 65, researchers found that straight women reported having an orgasm during sex with a familiar partner only 62% of the time. For lesbians, that number jumped up to an impressive 75%. Weirdly enough, there’s not much of a middle ground — bisexual women only reported hitting the big “O” 58% of the time.


The study’s authors theorized in the Journal of Sexual Medicine that lesbian’s intimate understanding of one another probably benefits their sex lives. “One possible explanation is that lesbian women are more comfortable and familiar with the female body and thus, on average, are better able to induce orgasm in their female partner,” the authors wrote.

For comparison’s sake, dudes seem to be having the best sexual experiences of all—no matter which way they swing. Straight men said they experienced orgasms 85.5% of the time. That stat dropped only slightly for gay men, who came in at 84.7%. Bisexual men had the lowest rate of all, at 77.6%, but they’re still doing better than any of the women are.


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