#GirlBoner Quickie: 5 Fab Facts About the Big ‘O’

“No woman gets an orgasm from shining the kitchen floor. ” — Betty Friedan

I suppose that depends on how we go about it...

I suppose that depends on how we go about it…

Orgasm, derived from the Greek word orgasmos, is the sudden release of sexual tension during arousal. Arguably the world’s most enticing domino effect, it sets off all kinds of awesomeness, from pleasurable pelvic contractions to an overall sense of euphoria.

Hopefully you already knew that. Regardless, there’s so much more to learn about the female pleasure explosion. For today’s “quickie” (gotta love those!), I’ve chosen five facts I find fascinating. I hope they tickle your GB, too. 😉

5 Facts About Female Orgasm

1. Orgasms help minimize pain, due to the release of the brain chemical oxytocin. (Move over ibuprofen!) “Oxytocin facilitates bonding, relaxation and other positive emotional states,” says Lisa Stern, a nurse practitioner with Planned Parenthood in Los Angeles. The relief may not last long, she says, but even contemplating sex can have a similar effect.

2. Women hold the record for having the most orgasms, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. The current leading lady had 134 orgasms in one hour. The longest known time spent masturbating to orgasm for a woman is 6 hours and 30 minutes. (Sheesh. That’s some serious sex-ercise.)

3. Most women, 70 to 80 percent based on various studies, require direct clitoral stimulation to reach orgasm. Vaginal orgasms involving the G-spot are considered the most powerful, particularly when the clitoris is simultaneously stimulated. For these reasons, lying belly down during sex—clit to surface—increases orgasm likelihood.

4. Variety brings SPICE. Changing things up in the bedroom can lead to more frequent and pleasurable orgasms, according to Dr. Debbie Herbenick, a researcher at Indiana University and author of Because It Feels Good. Having vaginal plus oral sex, for example, is more likely to stimulate orgasm than one alone.

5. Girl-gasms improve with age! “Orgasm becomes easier with age,” Herbenick recently told Woman’s Day. “As an example, while 61 percent of women ages 18 to 24 experienced orgasm the last time they had sex, 65 percent of women in their 30s did and about 70 percent of women in their 40s and 50s did.” These increases are believed to derive from increased sexual experience, confidence, trust and intimacy.

Were you surprised by any of these tidbits? Which excites you most? Any related topics you’d like Girl Boner to investigate further? As always, I welcome respectful thoughts! ♥

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  1. Fascinating about the better-with-age aspect. Lucky me! 😉

    134 orgasms in an hour?! 6 1/2 hours of masturbating to orgasm?! Me=gobsmacked.

  2. Is it healthy for me to love Girl Boners?
    Because I really, really do. Great work as always, August!

  3. Warm feet make for happier orgasms.

  4. I like the way Dr. Debbie thinks.

    • Me too, Scott! I also love that her thoughts derive from research. Lots of proof in that pleasure-pudding. (Sounds wrong, but YKWIM! ;))

  5. Belly down definitely works for me. It’s my favorite position ❤ And now that I'm 30 I have to agree with #5 😉

  6. Fun facts, August! Doesn’t surprise me about the age thing. Isn’t it generalized that most men peak with their libido at 18 and women peak around 30?

  7. I embrace the query: How old would you be if you didn’t know your age?

    Stat #5 may cause me to temporarily increase my age — but, 6.5 hours? Really? Curious minds want to know who monitored and reported that statistic.

    Um. I wonder if the 134 in one hour were achieved in a lab during clinical trials. If yes, I’ve always been a lover of science and research. I

  8. ERK! Overzealous libido cursor.

    …I will Google to see if I might volunteer for this cause. Anything to assist with The Big O for me females everywhere.

    OK. Kind of embarrassing; kind of funny story. When I traveled to California, I packed my pink glass G-spot toy in my check-in luggage. Unpacked at hotel. ACK! No pink toy. I imagined TSA agents sneaking it out of DFW airport. Pondered who would use someone else’s personal toy. Mourned the loss of my toy.

    Eight days later, I unpacked my luggage. I’d hidden that dang thing so well I missed it when I unpacked at the hotel. Talk about opportunity lost.

  9. Great post August….I am 55 and can attest to #5. Sex may be less frequent with age, but it is definitely more interesting and satisfying…and yes, a lot of that has to do with confidence that comes with age. Kim

  10. Raani York

     /  March 13, 2013

    Okay, here we go:
    1. I LOVE your blog posts, August!
    2. Thanks for informing me about a good chance that my orgasms are going to be “easier”?
    Not that I had ANY reason to complain… *chuckle*
    3. If I had more than 4 orgasms in one hour I’d collapse. LOOOOOL

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