Do women reach orgasm more quickly during masturbation or partnered sex?

Every woman is different, and the time it takes for a woman to reach orgasm can depend on her situation.

However, a 2018 study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that typically, women climax more quickly during masturbation than during partnered sex.

The study included 2,304 women who completed a questionnaire about their health, lifestyle habits, sexual history and activities, orgasms, and distress.

Some women had difficulty with orgasms, while others climaxed easily.

On average, the women reached orgasm in 14 minutes during partnered sex. During masturbation, the average time was 8 minutes.

For women who generally had trouble reaching orgasm, the average time with a partner was 17 minutes. Those who reached orgasm easily took an average of 12 minutes during a partnered sex. For both groups, timing during masturbation was approximately 8 minutes.

Women who have trouble with orgasm are encouraged to talk to their partner. The solution might be as simple as changing the sexual routine. For example, women who do not climax during vaginal intercourse might find oral sex especially pleasing.

Seeing a doctor, sex therapist, or couple’s counselor may also help.

 

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