42 Orgasm Statistics

Statistics are better when they're about orgasms

Vaginal-Orgasm-Alone

Are you curious about who’s having orgasms, how often, or from what activities? We’ve got you covered.

We’ve curated a list of interesting and insightful orgasm statistics gathered from a range of academic research studies.

Skip to a category that interests you or keep reading for all our stats.

Top Orgasm Statistics

These are some of the most interesting orgasm stats:

  • 81.6% of women don’t orgasm from intercourse alone (without additional clit stimulation). Only 18.4% of women report that intercourse alone is sufficient to orgasm. [14]
  • 95% of heterosexual men usually or always orgasm during partnered sexual activity compared to just 65% of heterosexual women. [2]
  • 5-10% of women have never orgasmed [though many of these women will later in life.] [5]
  • 59% of women have faked an orgasm. [12]
  • Women take an average of 14 minutes during partnered sex to orgasm – an average of 8 minutes during masturbation [31]

Who Is (And Isn’t) Orgasming?

Gender Gap and Sexual Orientation Gap Statistics

Men and women are having orgasms at different rates. But those rates are also affected by sexual orientation. Here’s a few key stats.

  1. In one major study 91% of men had orgasmed during their most recent sexual encounter compared to only 64% of women. [1]
  2. 95% of heterosexual men usually or always orgasm during partnered sexual activity compared to just 65% of heterosexual women. [2]
  3. 86% of homosexual women usually or always orgasm during partnered sexual activity compared to just 66% of bisexual women and 65% of heterosexual women. [2]
  4. Sexual orientation affects orgasm in men less than women – 95% of heterosexual men, 89% of gay men, and 88% of bisexual men usually or always orgasm during partnered sexual activity. [2]
  5. 77% of asexual women have masturbated and many of these women orgasm. [3]

Relationship Status Affects Orgasm

It’s no wonder being familiar with a sexual partner helps. Here’s how much it helps.

  1. Women in a relationship of 6+ months are more than 6 times as likely to orgasm during a sexual encounter than a woman with a first-time hookup. [4]
  2. Women having sex with a hookup partner for the 3rd-5th time are 40% more likely to orgasm than from a first-time hookup. Hooking up 6 or more times doubles the likelihood of orgasm over a first encounter. [4]  
Hookups And Relationship Orgasms

Who’s Never Had an Orgasm (Yet)

You’ll see stats all over the internet claiming anywhere from 5-15% of women never orgasm. But it’s important to remember, these numbers include a LOT of women who haven’t orgasmed yet. Many are pre-orgasmic. Not anorgasmic. There’s been no substantial study so far to determine how many women never orgasm their entire life. Here’s the best numbers we have.

  1. 5-10% of women have never orgasmed [though many of these women may later in life.] [5]
  2. From one study 12% of women aged 17-28 have never had an orgasm. [6]

Many will naturally have orgasm later in life. But for those who don’t – there is still hope!

  1. 80-92% of women who have never had an orgasm ARE able to orgasm after clinical treatment. [7][8]
Pre-Orgasmic Women Charts

Who’s Having a LOT of Fun – Multiple Orgasm Stats

  1. 43% of women have experienced multiple orgasms. [9]
  2. One study showed 40% of women reported cannabis use increased their ability to have multiple orgasms. [10]
  3. Less than 10% of men in their 20s are multiply-orgasmic. [11]
  4. Less than 7% of men over 30 are multiply-orgasmic. [11]

Who’s Pretending – Fake Orgasm Statistics

  1. 59% of women have faked an orgasm. [12]
  2. 25% of men have faked an orgasm. [13]
  3. 67% of women who had ever faked an orgasm no longer fake them. [12]

Women’s Orgasms During Sex – More of Those Gender Gaps

If you need clit stimulation to orgasm during sex, you’re not alone.

  1. 81.6% of women don’t orgasm from intercourse alone (without additional clit stimulation). Only 18.4% of women report that intercourse alone is sufficient to orgasm. [14]
  2. Only 25% of women always have an orgasm during vaginal intercourse (with clitoral stimulation unspecified). [15]
  3. 30% of women rarely or never orgasm during vaginal intercourse. [15] [16]
  4. But women orgasm during vaginal intercourse 51-60% of the time with simultaneous clit stimulation. [17]
Vaginal Oragsm Alone Chart

Orgasm Stats During Other Activities

Fortunately there are plenty of other ways to have fun. Here’s how anal, oral, vibrators, and even fantasies can help people orgasm.

Masturbation

  1. 92.4% of women are able to orgasm from masturbation. [18]
  2. Women most often have their first orgasm through masturbation. [6]

Anal Sex

  1. From one study, 100% of men orgasmed during encounters they received anal. [19] [20]
  2. 94% of women orgasmed during encounters they received anal. [19] [20]

Oral Sex

  1. Women who receive oral most sexual encounters are 23% more likely to orgasm during sex than women who never receive oral. [21]

Vibrator Usage

  1. 53% of women and 45% of men have used a vibrator during sexual activities. [22] [23]
  2. For heterosexual women, their partner’s knowledge and enjoyment of their vibrator use is a huge predictor of sexual satisfaction. [24]
Vibrator Use and Satisfaction

Sexual Fantasies and Orgasm

  1. 20% of women have orgasmed just thinking about their favorite fantasy. [25]
  2. The same is true for 10% of men. [25]

 Marijuana and Orgasm

  1. Over 70% of both men and women say their orgasms are more intense when using cannabis. [10]
  2. Women using cannabis before sex were 2.13 times as likely to have “satisfactory orgasms” than women who didn’t. [26]
  3. Women frequently using cannabis were 2.10 times as likely to have “satisfactory orgasms” even when they didn’t use it before sex. [26]
  4. For men, daily use of cannabis was associated with reaching orgasm too quickly, slowly, or not at all compared to men who don’t use cannabis. [27]
  5. Women who use cannabis weekly have sex 22% more often than women who never use cannabis. [28]
  6. Men who use cannabis weekly have sex 7% more often than men who never use cannabis. [28]

Orgasm Timing Stats

Wondering how long an average orgasm lasts or how long it takes to orgasm? Here you go.

  1. Men take 5.4 minutes on average to orgasm. [29]
  2. Approximately 30% of men experience premature ejaculation. [30]
  3. Women take an average of 14 minutes during partnered sex to orgasm. [31
  4. Women take an average of 8 minutes to orgasm during masturbation. [31]
  5. Men’s orgasms last from 10-30 seconds on average. [32]
  6. Women’s orgasms last from 13-51 seconds on average. [32]
Time To Orgasm

References

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