Here are other facts and figures about orgasm that you probably knew about.
That’s how many nerve endings there are in your clitoris, which makes it the only organ that is just about pleasure.
That’s the number of sexual responses watched by revolutionary sociology researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson, who studied human sexuality from 1957 to 1965.
Their work has been immortalised in the TV series Masters of Sex.
3. There's A Sex Machine Museum in Prague
The Prague Sex Machines Museum has over 200 objects and machines that have helped people achieve orgasms and sexual satisfaction — and some of them are hundreds of years old.
It’s a top tourism site in Prague, according to TripAdvisor, but it’s only one of 12 sex museums around the world, including the China Sex Museum in Shanghai and the Erotic Heritage Museum in Las Vegas.
A person can achieve orgasm well past the age of 90… or even older.
We’ll you posted when (and if) we reach that age.
5. Men Have More Orgasms Than Women
In one study, 85 per cent of men reported that their female partner had an orgasm,
But only 64 per cent of the women actually had it, which creates what sexologists call an “orgasm gap”.
6. More Millennials Are Reaching Orgasm
In 2017, condom makers Ansell released survey findings done with 5,000 males and females aged between 18 to 34 and found that 87 per cent of them said they’d reached orgasms during sex.
7. More People Are Using Lube And Sex Toys
It might also be significant that 43 per cent of people in the survey said they liked to use lube during sex, and 25 per cent also used sex toys.
8. Millennials Like Using Sex As A Means Of Celebration
79 per cent of millenials in the same survey also said they celebrated with sex: 79 per cent got busy on their birthday, and 73 per cent said they got it on for Valentine’s Day.
9. Women Take Longer To Orgasm During Sex
The average time a woman takes to orgasm during sex is 20 minutes, but with self-stimulation, some women can have an orgasm within 30 seconds.
On average, a man needs two to 10 minutes to orgasm. Of course, these figures varies, depending on age, sexual experience, tiredness, self-consciousness and other factors.
That’s how many videos have been submitted so far to www.beautifulagony.com — a website where users can submit videos of their faces during orgasms.
You won’t see any naked flesh or bodies because the website believes “engagement with the face” is the most erotic part of sex.
Text: Tara Barker