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The Experience of Orgasm: Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of 1481 Responses

The Experience of Orgasm: Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of 1481 Responses

Introduction & Objectives: The experience of orgasm
remains to be under-investigated in comparison to
other areas of human sexuality. A survey was designed
to increase our understanding of this experience
Methods & Sample: An online survey was designed
to explore quantitatively and qualitatively the experience
of orgasm in males and females. 1481 individuals
participated of whom 1,024 (69.14%) were females and
457(38.86%) males. 85.97% of participant females and,
71.43% of males identified as heterosexual.
Results: 92.85% of females and 97.33% of males
reported having experienced orgasm (corrected chi
square = 4.5547 p = 0.0328). 67.32% of males and 42.01
% of females reached their first orgasm via solo masturbation.
Females were more likely to have theirs first
orgasm during interaction with a partner. Most participants
(63.37% of females and 80.98%) adopted an
active role when they had sexual activity. The quantitative
exploration revealed that males describe more
physical aspects of orgasm while females describe more
relational aspects.
Conclusion and recommendation: The experience
of orgasm is common, most participants enjoyed and
looked actively to produce it. The differences in experiences
between males and females remain but they tend
to be small.
Keywords: orgasm, orgasm in women, orgasm in men
Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Statement: None