Heterosexuality is the most common sexual orientation, but that doesn’t mean that in terms of pleasure during intimate relationships, this is the best option, Necessarily.
While it makes evolutionary sense that at least a good portion of a species’ population is attracted to the opposite sex, happiness and well-being should not enter into survival mechanisms. enhanced by natural selection; it can be governed by a totally different logic.
A recent study published in Archives of Sexual Behavior, for example, shows us that the sexual orientation that some people regard as “natural” (wrongly), in fact, it could be less advantageous as far as fun is concerned. At least if we take as a benchmark how often we have orgasms, an indicator that can give us a rough idea, albeit not precise or unrelated to the debate, on how much you enjoy sex.
Differences in people’s sex lives
Numerous studies have shown a clear trend: women tend to have much less orgasms than men in general. Several explanations have been given for this phenomenon.
Some emphasize genetics, noting that “nature made us this way” for evolutionary reasons, while others, more closely related to gender studies, point to the cultural, noting that female sexuality has only started to move towards pleasure in recent years, and only in some societies.
But … what happens when you not only consider whether you are male and female and also analyze the influence of sexual orientation? That was the purpose of the research we are going to talk about.
How was the research conducted?
To carry out this study, more than 52,000 men and women of all sexual orientations collaborated, all adults living in the United States. These people had to answer a simple questionnaire about the participants’ sex lives, and then this data was analyzed for correlations.
The results, in a way, could be interpreted as a sign that the male sex is not very effective at producing orgasms in the other person. The people who most often insured having orgasms always or almost always during sex these were heterosexual men (95%), followed by gay and bisexual men (89% and 88%, respectively) and, third, lesbian women (86%).
From there, oddly enough, there is a statistically significant difference. In the case of bisexual women, only 66% answered yes to this question, followed closely by heterosexual women.
Is female sexuality culturally limited?
There are several curious things about these results. the main is the difference between lesbian and bisexual and heterosexual women. Of these, there is at least 20% less chance of responding that orgasms are always or almost always felt during sex.
Additionally, another important finding is that the ability of women to have frequent orgasms may be at least very similar to that of heterosexual men, indicating that cultural taboos and customs they could greatly influence the way intimate heterosexual relationships occur.
Are men worse off in bed?
Another interesting conclusion is that between men and women there is a reverse tendency: with them heterosexuals have more orgasms, while with them the opposite occurs. This could be interpreted as a sample that the male sex has a greater tendency not to focus as much on reaching climax in the other person, or at least he doesn’t get it.
In any case, further research will be needed to see if these findings also flow into other similar research and if these help to further inform the interpretation of this data.