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Orgasm Equality Now

What is Orgasm Gap?

Also known as the pleasure gap it can be defined as the phenomenon where there is orgasm disparities between couples during sexual activity. This gap has been well-documented in research, with several studies proving its existence. The famous Herbenick et al. (2017) study found that men were likelier to orgasm during sexual activity than women. The study surveyed over 52,000 adults in the United States and found that 95% of heterosexual men reported usually or always orgasming during sexual activity. In contrast, only 65% of heterosexual women reported the same. Shocker!

The study also found that lesbian women reported orgasming more frequently than heterosexual women, with 86% reporting usually or always orgasming during sexual activity. Let’s hear it for the queers! The sapphic babes have it!

In Africa

The orgasm gap is a surreal reality in Africa, and it is affected by cultural norms, lack of education and awareness, and access to reproductive healthcare and information. Patriarchy is superior in African culture and totally ignores female sexual needs and intimacy. We also have an older generation who went through FGM and still instill this culture in upcoming generations. Sex as a taboo subject also hinders the understanding of female desires and pleasures.

Addressing these factors can help to close the gap and promote sexual equality between couples. We need more research and education on the topic to ensure that women and queer folk in Africa can experience sexual pleasure and fulfilment. Supporting platforms like this by reading researched articles like the one you are reading and attending our events is one way to educate yourself on this issue. 

Countering the orgasm gap

The orgasm gap is a complex issue that can be influenced by numerous facets, including cultural norms, lack of communication and education, and physical or psychological barriers to sexual pleasure. However, there are several strategies that can be employed to counter the orgasm gap and promote sexual equality between partners.

1.Focusing on communication encourages open and honest conversations about sexual needs and desires with your partner.

2. Prioritizing female pleasure by shifting the focus to female pleasure, partners can work together to explore and discover what brings the most pleasure to the female partner.

3. Incorporating sex toys helps to enhance stimulation and increase the chances of reaching orgasm, for everyone.

4. Addressing  physical and psychological barriers such as pain or anxiety can make it difficult to experience sexual pleasure.

5. Educating oneself and one's partner, couples can work together to promote sexual equality and enhance their sexual experiences.

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