Women Who Prefer Clitoral Orgasms Can Get In The Mood Faster, Science Says

by Candice Jalili

Can't get a good old-fashioned O without a little bit of clit action? Don't worry, a new study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine just found you're actually at a sexual advantage.

In the study of nearly 90 women (aged 18 to 53), the researchers asked the ladies about their sexual history and orgasm experience. Then, each woman was shown a bunch of movies.

Some of the movies were super vanilla, and some were a little on the sexy side. But for the most part, they were all pretty neutral. The overarching point was to launch some sort of fantasy in the women's minds.

Finally, the women were asked to either try to increase their sexual desire, decrease their sexual desire or just organically respond like they normally would in the privacy of their own homes (aka get ~intimate~ with themselves if they felt like it). Then, they reported their levels of sexual desire and their orgasm experiences.

What did they find?

First of all, most women (64 percent of them!) are partial toward a combo of vaginal and clitoral stimulation to orgasm.

Most women are partial toward a combo of vaginal and clitoral stimulation to orgasm.

Second, there's nothing physically or psychologically wrong with women who prefer clitoral orgasms. (Obviously.)

Dr. Prause elaborated upon this for us:

Women who mainly stimulate their clitoris to experience orgasm are not more depressed nor more anxious than women who mainly stimulate their vagina to experience orgasm.

Aka, if you prefer clitoral orgasms, YOU ARE NORMAL, AND YOU CAN RELAX AND ENJOY.

Finally (and this is where it gets good), women who prefer clitoral stimulation might actually be better off when it comes to sex. These women are more capable of manipulating their own ability to get turned on.


But Dr. Prause said either way, women shouldn't be judgings the kinds of orgasms they have, because "women only experience orgasms about 65 percent of the times they engage in intercourse (compared to men's ~95 percent)."

So, bottom line: No matter how or how often you're orgasming, you're GOOD.

Citations: Preferring This Type of Orgasm Means You're More In Control of Your Sex Life (Shape), Clitorally Stimulated Orgasms Are Associated With Better Control of Sexual Desire, and Not Associated With Depression or Anxiety, Compared With Vaginally Stimulated Orgasms (Journal of Sexual Medicine)