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What irony that Orgasm Day comes but once a year

By Elizabeth Donaldson | Aug 08, 2014 | COMMENTS [ 54 ]

Today IS Global Orgasm Day, which is great because now, finally, after years and years of research and false information, we know how often we are supposed to orgasm - once a year.

That's right, none of that three times a week bollocks - an orgasm is officially an annual event. Of course, we can still have sex; we just don't have to orgasm. I'll admit it does seem a little infrequent but at least the pressure is off because orgasms can tire even the most robust among us.

I know a woman who will be extremely pleased. She's a friend (and no, it's not me) who made a terrible, life-changing mistake one night. She and her partner had been at it for some time when she realised she was missing a rather vital episode of Game of Thrones. Her partner was not really in a position to change tack.

He was hammering away at it, determined to ride her over the horizon to a new place of coital bliss. He had really pulled out all the stops from focused foreplay to cunnilingus; he had not taken a single short cut.

An effort like that is never disregarded, not even by the most mean-spirited woman. So, motivated by kindness and good manners, she faked an orgasm.

This in itself is not a terrible, life-changing mistake.

Lord no, faking orgasm is a useful, even crucial, element in a woman's sexual repertoire. No, the mistake was to throw in a spectacular leg spasm for good measure. After all, her partner had gone to so much effort; she felt a little something extra was required. And so their carnal coupling came to a flamboyant end. He was pleased with himself and she got to watch her show.

But that's not where it ended. You see, she had set a new standard for orgasm that she has to replicate every time they have sex. Even her most genuinely victorious orgasms are now met with disappointment by her partner if she doesn't do "the leg thing". Her sex life has turned into carefully orchestrated cabaret. To make matters worse, she's now married to the man and (if all goes well) is now condemned to a life of faked leg spasms.

I could write a litany of orgasm horror stories that include novice mistakes, like shouting the wrong name, to advanced cock-ups, like losing a sex toy in a moment of passion. Then there's the couple who got stuck together for days (it doesn't just happen to dogs) and every kind of disaster with those silver balls from Fifty Shades of Grey. But enough. I don't want to put you off for the next Global Orgasm Day.

10 facts about orgasms you probably never knew

1. On each and every day in 2013, the men and women of earth had over 2.5 billion orgasms. This happens in every corner and culture around the globe. That’s over 100 million orgasms per hour, every hour. 1.5 million per minute.

2 . An estimated 10-15 percent of women are anorgasmic, meaning they're physically unable to cross the finish line

3. Doggie-style is one of the best O-inducing positions for women. Why? It stimulates the G-spot (an ultra-sensitive spot on the inside of your vaginal wall) and your clitoris

4. Orgasms can relieve pain. Got a headache? Maybe you should have sex after all. Lisa Stern, RN, MSN, a nurse practitioner who works with Planned Parenthood in Los Angeles says, “The mechanism is largely due to the body’s release of a chemical called oxytocin during orgasm,” she says. “Oxytocin facilitates bonding, relaxation and other positive emotional states.” While the pain relief from orgasm is short-lived— usually only about eight to 10 minutes — she points to past research indicating that even thinking about sex can help alleviate pain.

5. Condom use doesn’t affect orgasm quality. “Women are equally likely to experience orgasm with or without a condom, dispelling myths that condoms don't make for good sex,” says Debby Herbenick, PhD, a research scientist at Indiana University. “In fact, condoms may help a couple spend more time having sex, as a man doesn't have to ‘pull out’ quickly if he's worried about ejaculating too soon.”

6. Orgasm gets better with age. According to Dr. Herbenick,  a sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, “Orgasm becomes easier with age. According to research, while 61 percent of women aged 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.”

7. In men, their body releases a hormone called prolactin - after an orgasm. It essentially shuts off their sex drive for up to an hour.

8. Men also fake orgasms. When University of Kansas researchers surveyed college students, they found that 28 percent of guys had faked an orgasm with their partner. About one-third of those men said they’d been too drunk to orgasm, and almost half said their main reason for faking was because they wanted to go to sleep.

9. The size of a man's belly may determine his big O. According to a Scottish study, the average amount of ejaculate released during orgasm is 3.4 milliliters (mL), which is less than a teaspoon. But if a man's mass index is greater than 30, he is more likely to only produce 2 mL or less of semen during an ejaculation.

10. Men can still make women pregnant even if they don't cross the finish line inside. During foreplay and sex, most men can release a pre-ejaculate, which is a fluid that helps lubricate intercourse and clears out your urethra to allow the semen to travel through unhindered. An analysis of this fluid that was published in the journal Human Fertility found that 41 percent of guys produced pre-ejaculate that contained sperm—up to 40 million of the little swimmers.

- additional: womenshealthmag; womansday; menshealth

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SWEETY

Men also fake orgasms. When University of Kansas researchers surveyed college students, they found that 28 percent of guys had faked an orgasm with their partner. About one-third of those men said they’d been too drunk to orgasm, and almost half said their main reason for faking was because they wanted to go to sleep Lol....I love this

Aug 08, 2014 10:48 | 2 replies

Hosh6

Yha wena s febe.

Aug 08, 2014 10:53 | 2 replies

SWEETY

Are u for real? u just swear at people you don't know...I think u are mentally disturbed.You are forgiven.

Aug 08, 2014 11:3 | 1 replies

Hosh6

How are you s febe?

Aug 08, 2014 11:9 | 2 replies

mopila

y do u call her that if i may ask?

Aug 08, 2014 11:16 | 1 replies

SWEETY

He is just a sick bastard, never mind him

Aug 08, 2014 11:19 | 0 replies

TsietsiM

retard..... u need help mfana, uba cele ekhaya baku shisel' impepo

Aug 08, 2014 5:36 | 0 replies

The_Baws

@Hosh6. Can you please not be rude to our 'bloggers'...? If you do this again, you will be banned from the site...

Aug 08, 2014 12:58 | 0 replies

mopila

i never knew gore lebone can fake it lol

Aug 08, 2014 10:55 | 2 replies

Moriski1900

Ok now you know Skhenkhe don't ever think gore o monate ok, While he was busy with you he was thinking about Beyonce' Take that skhenkhe

Aug 08, 2014 11:4 | 0 replies

Hosh6

@mopila how are you love?

Aug 08, 2014 11:8 | 1 replies

mopila

ke sharp wena

Aug 08, 2014 11:12 | 1 replies

Hutton

@mopila, hau y are you avoiding me vele?

Aug 08, 2014 11:18 | 1 replies

mopila

when did i avoid you Mr.H

Aug 08, 2014 11:23 | 1 replies

Hutton

Eish if you don't respond i get offended.. what can i do for you this women's month? or shall we speak french?

Aug 08, 2014 11:26 | 1 replies

mopila

lol vous pouvez faire quelque chose plus agreable

Aug 08, 2014 11:38 | 2 replies

Hosh6

MOPILA, MOPILA WHO THE F UCK IS THIS DUDE YOU TALKING TO?

Aug 08, 2014 11:57 | 1 replies

mopila

isa matshwafo fatshe tlhe, ke tsala fela ao

Aug 08, 2014 12:3 | 1 replies

Hosh6

Tell him I am here, he can go play further away from you!

Aug 08, 2014 12:11 | 0 replies

Hutton

So I can get you a gift voucher, is it fine?

Aug 08, 2014 12:48 | 2 replies
Aug 08, 2014 12:55 | 2 replies

Hosh6

Are you ignoring what I'm saying to you Mopila?

Aug 08, 2014 1:32 | 1 replies

Nyobisto4real

hai wena tlogela Mopila man, ke motho wa mgijimi

Aug 08, 2014 2:42 | 1 replies

Hosh6

Hey you biatch do we know each other from somewhere? Who gave you permission to talk to me?

Aug 08, 2014 3:1 | 0 replies

Hutton

ok hun, how do i get it to you?

Aug 08, 2014 2:26 | 1 replies

mopila

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Aug 08, 2014 2:54 | 1 replies

Hutton

i can't wait my dear... for a while i thought you were gone without saying bye. you rock my minnie world!

Aug 08, 2014 3:10 | 1 replies

mopila

m out bye, c u 2moro ge cant wait to c u *wink*

Aug 08, 2014 3:16 | 1 replies

Hutton

coolness ma pumkin

Aug 08, 2014 3:24 | 0 replies

Hosh6

@Hutton who the f uck are you? Stay away from my woman lest you kak boetie..nx!!

Aug 08, 2014 1:40 | 1 replies

Dankie2

hahahahahaha Dankie @HoshNdoda6...U can`t blame @Hutton because @Mopila is n mooi meisie my outhie....Jy delela mfo lol

Aug 08, 2014 2:26 | 1 replies

Hosh6

You see this Mopila chick is gona make me angry one of these days...She is busy flirting with slaap tigers here and I don't like that...Women's months doesn't apply to me if she keeps on disrespecting me like this, I will not be held accountable for my actions.

Aug 08, 2014 2:59 | 1 replies

mopila

bookie u need to cool down, ake robale gae today o le so sharp c u monday

Aug 08, 2014 3:17 | 1 replies

Hosh6

Go ahead and aggravate things.

Aug 08, 2014 3:36 | 0 replies

Moriski1900

Ok now you know Skhenkhe don't ever think gore o monate ok, While he was busy with you he was thinking about Beyonce' Take that skhenkhe

Aug 08, 2014 11:5 | 1 replies

Nyobisto4real

Skhenkhe o tla se bona ha o nka spili o apole o sebeye ka mo tlase ga ditapole tse bodileng tseo tsa gago tse o di bitsang marete.

Aug 08, 2014 2:28 | 0 replies

Jengele

3. Doggie-style is one of the best O-inducing positions for women. Why? It stimulates the G-spot (an ultra-sensitive spot on the inside of your vaginal wall) and your clitoris--- I have said it on the Feamle G- spot article the other day.

Aug 08, 2014 11:13 | 0 replies

mopila

hey wena moriski1900 tshwene kwena, obonala ka mazaza a snaks gore o one of monkeys ba fake jou vuvuzela

Aug 08, 2014 11:21 | 0 replies

ChicksNavigator

I hate sex stories, they make me horny and im still navigating that million dallar 6 inch hole.

Aug 08, 2014 11:21 | 0 replies

JTumelo

What is an orgasms, it sounds like a living thing.

Aug 08, 2014 11:28 | 1 replies

mopila

is a peak of sexual pleasure

Aug 08, 2014 11:40 | 1 replies

JTumelo

Oh, so what happens when a sangoma gets one of those?

Aug 08, 2014 12:0 | 2 replies

mopila

lol i don't know, u can date one to know what happens when s/he gets one :)

Aug 08, 2014 12:7 | 0 replies

Dankie2

HAHAHAHAHAHAAH yooooohhhhhhhhh @JT #offmycrate

Aug 08, 2014 2:3 | 0 replies

Mahungu

Yhiiiiiiiiii!!! this pure porn.

Aug 08, 2014 11:50 | 0 replies

EL-Macho

That is rare orgasm can be. Once in a blue movie. You must treasure the person who gives you one, even if it only happens in your dreams. The one in you mind when you are engaged in a one-armed struggle.

Aug 08, 2014 12:34 | 1 replies

bhebeza

but its not so difficult,other women can get that trice on one occation,it depends on the driver

Aug 08, 2014 1:1 | 0 replies

kellykay230

ive neen having headaches lately maybe i need service lol.

Aug 08, 2014 2:22 | 2 replies

bhebeza

mara u gave away your man to the side dish ???? come on lady r u for real ?????

Aug 08, 2014 2:27 | 0 replies

Dankie2

Bathong @Kelly!!!! o kae outhie wa hao kante...@Hosh6 nazo...

Aug 08, 2014 2:29 | 2 replies

bhebeza

akere she said she gave him permission.....this are the results,his busy with the girlfriend and getting all of it

Aug 08, 2014 2:30 | 1 replies

kellykay230

lol yall are so funny wat makes u think ill go arnd talking abt my pvt lyf lyk really noe.

Aug 08, 2014 3:32 | 0 replies

kellykay230

@Dankie2 my hubby oteng ey, n 1 thing yall shud learn is dat i kip my pvt lyf pvt, wateva i wrote abt side chicks n blah blah was just to entertain mainframe wen he said my hubby has a gf nxt door ya habo geeez lerata ditaba.

Aug 08, 2014 3:43 | 0 replies

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