Wondering why you’re having trouble getting off?
It could all be down to the shape of your vagina.
As we mentioned a few weeks back, studies show that the female orgasm could all be down to how the clitoris ‘migrates’ towards the vaginal wall during sex. The closer the clitoris gets to the vaginal walls, the more likely an orgasm will occur – which can be affected by some smart sex positioning.
But new research suggests that it’s not all about angles (although missionary and woman on top tend to work best). If you’re struggling to achieve orgasm, it could be because of the shape of your vagina.
As reported by Medical Express, new research suggests that women whose clitoris and urinary opening are closer together will have a better chance of orgasm than those with a greater distance between the two.
Elisabeth Lloyd from the Kinsey Institute suggests that 2.5 centimetres is the magic distance for getting those orgasms. Get out the ruler.
For women whose clitoris is further up and therefore further away from the urinary opening, it can be very difficult – and even impossible – to have an orgasm during sex, because standard sex doesn’t provide enough friction to stimulate the clit.
So, what can we take from all of this?
First off, being unable to climax isn’t your fault or your partner’s, necessarily. It might just be how your body is.
But here’s point two: that doesn’t mean you should just give up and accept an orgasm-free existence. Try to pay more attention to the clitoris. If standard sex positions aren’t working for you, feel free to add in some manual stimulation.
The clitoris is the key, and just because it might not be in the optimal position doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be getting loads of love. Orgasms for all.