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The International Orgasm Survey 2013

The world's largest survey of the female orgasm

National Orgasm Day 31 July 2013


Why should you take part in this survey?

Because good sex is at the core of a happy and satisfying sexual relationship

A better understanding of the female orgasm, and helping women become more aware of how they can improve their ability to orgasm, should have a major impact on the sex lives of millions of couples.

There is strong evidence that the sexual satisfaction of both partners seems to be reduced when a woman's pelvic floor muscles are weakened as a result of childbirth, menopause or the lack of effective exercise. This leads directly to a lack of physical contact and stimulation during intercourse which means that in many cases neither partner can reach orgasm through intercourse alone.

“We have a lot of men who say 'I can have sex, but don’t want to; it’s not rewarding'", Peter Bell, Relate, 2008

The female orgasm has always been a matter of intense interest and the subject of incredible media hype. There is plenty of advice about how to have 'better sex'.
But the reality of what women actually experience is shrouded in mystery. 

 Some 'experts' dismiss the idea that vaginal and clitoral orgasms are even distinguishable; for others the subject is at the root of the feminist debate.

For many women that centre of intense ecstasy - the G-spot - is a myth
and for most the vaginal orgasm seems to an unattainable dream. 

Recent scientific discoveries would appear to substantiate this view.

There are many women who would just like to experience any orgasm of any kind!

The Orgasm Survey hopes to improve our knowledge of what women actually experience and to raise the awareness of the sex benefits of effective pelvic floor exercises.

The survey is totally confidential and takes just a couple of minutes to complete.


Important: You can only complete the survey once
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How our view of orgasms has changed over the years

"The female orgasm is located in the clitoris and this will take precedence over the vaginal orgasm in the early years of marriage"
Dr Helena Wright, The Sex Factor in Marriage, 1931

"Sexual passion is the driving force in life in a partnership of equals. Men desire physical gratification; female fulfillment is enhanced by home and children. Out of that mix comes orgasm."
Rev Herbert Gray, a founder of the Marriage Guidance Council, 1938

"Sexual feeling within the vagina is closely related to muscle tone, and can be improved through muscle education and resistive exercise. 78 of 123 women complaining explicitly of sexual deficits achieved orgasm following the training.”
Arnold H. Kegel. Western Journal of Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology, 1952

"The vagina is not designed as a pleasure centre and therefore attributions of frigidity based on not reaching vaginal climax (as opposed to clitoral climax) are a construction of patriarchal masculinity. Some would say the natural sexual act is irrelevant to women's pleasure, but instrumental in women's subordination. The location of women's pleasure in the vagina, rather than the clitoris, is an expression of the way in which sex has been organised solely in the interests of men."
Anna Koedt, The Myth of the Vaginal Orgasm, 1970

"Research indicates that perhaps only 10% of women can achieve coital orgasm."
Female Orgasm: Role of Pubococcygeus Muscles" Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 1979

"Satisfaction was directly connected to sexual assertiveness, frequent sex, using many techniques, and orgasm. A woman was significantly less likely to have had an orgasm if she was 16-19 or 50-59. She was significantly more likely to have had an orgasm if she spoke English at home, had completed post-secondary education, had a higher household income and had a managerial/professional occupation. Orgasm was least likely if the only reported practice was vaginal intercourse."
Sexual practices at last heterosexual encounter. Richters, Journal of Sex Research 2006

"Women without any visible evidence of a G spot cannot have a vaginal orgasm".
Conclusion of research with Ultrasound.  Jannini, Journal of Sexual Medicine, 2007 

Before using the PelvicToner only a third of women said they ‘often’ or ‘always’ achieved a vaginal orgasm during penetrative sex.
43% said ‘never’ or ‘rarely’.
After using the PelvicToner the results were ‘never’ or ‘rarely’ ZERO, ‘often’ or ‘always’ 75%

2012 Orgasm Survey


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