September 20, 2021

Another sex survey

The other picture (notice the text, and yeah, my new masthead)

I realize I haven't told you guys about my experience doing voice overs for a talking vibe. Will get that story to you soon...Plus I'm going to start doing sex toy reviews next week and every week thereafter...but now...

Here's a duh, from the Australian Study of Health and Relationships published in the latest Journal of Sex Research:

"Women who have sex with other women or do more than just have straightforward intercourse are more likely to have orgasms, an Australian study has definitively proved."

Okay, women who have sex with other women, or have sex in more than just the missionary or doggie style position are more likely to have an orgasm, because they're more likely to be interested in pursuing their own orgasm. I don't know of any study that needed to deduce that. If a woman is more sexually expressive she's likely to want to orgasm. If a woman likes to get her partner, who happens to be another woman, off then she's going to know a thing or two about her own orgasms as well. I can't say all studies are silly, but sometimes what studies say are sillly.

"The latest findings from the nation's largest sexuality survey unveiled on Monday shed new light on the relationship between what lovers do in the sack and whether they experience orgasm."

(Spoken like a dude who's inhaling a joint). Wow. That's totally novel and mindblowing information, man. Yeah, thanks for sharing.

"The sex snapshot, based on interviews with more than 19,000 people, shows that standard intercourse is by far the most common sexual practice."

Anything standard would be pretty by-the-book and common, no? If it weren't would it be called standard? From; Standard: an object that is regarded as the usual or most common size or form of its kind.

That's what I'm talking about.

"About 95 per cent of those interviewed engaged in the act in their last sexual encounter, while 75 per cent also had some kind of "manual stimulation"."

I assume the act means sex. I think after a certain age couples, most often, engage in "the act" when they "get busy." "Manual stimulation" = foreplay, no?

"One quarter had received oral sex and only one per cent had anal sex."

The numbers seem low, but then again I'm not average.

"The study shows that 31.1 per cent of women having heterosexual sex in their last encounter did not have an orgasm, compared to 24 per cent of those involved in lesbian sex."

Perhaps this is because only 30% of women orgasm from penetration alone, and unless their partner gets them off with his or her hands or mouth before, during or after sex, or unless she's comfortable with taking care of her own business, then maybe, just maybe nobody's paying attention to her orgasm. And besides, sex isn't always about getting off. It's about feeling good and having fun. That doesn't have to translate to orgasm.

"Only 5.2 per cent of men did not orgasm."


"The researchers, from Melbourne's La Trobe University and the Universities of Sydney and NSW, said they were surprised at the "extreme discrepancies" between men and women."

Oh, c'mon. How? Why?

"One explanation, says co-author Chris Rissel, is the heavy concentration on intercourse - more "effective" for men - as the "central, almost compulsory sexual practice" for heterosexuals."

Right on Chris Rissel. So, what do we do with this information? I guess start or continue having less straightforward sex and more...what's the opposite of straightforward?

Posted by jamye at September 20, 2021 03:59 PM