Are Your Vibrator Batteries Charged? It's International Day of the Female Orgasm

Are Your Vibrator Batteries Charged? It's International Day of the Female Orgasm

SexAugust 08, 2013

Stick your hands down your pants because August 8th is International Day of the Female Orgasm.

According to Postiar.com, the holiday originated in Brazil and has a pretty good backstory.

"The international day of orgasm is held every year on the initiative of the Councilor of the Brazilian people in Esperantina, Arimateio Dantas, who decided to compensate his wife for some sexual debts ... [and] proposed a day dedicated to stimulate sexual pleasure in its maximum expression," says Postiar.

Oh, Brazillian Councilor! Can we call you Daddy?

Okay, enough foreplay. In honor of this horny holiday, we'd like to slowly, sensually, present you with some rock hard facts about the female orgasm. Let's begin.

1. According to a study conducted by the Kinsey Institute, only one third of women have achieved orgasm. That's actually part of why International Day of the Female Orgasm began- so the other 2/3 could have a government-sponsored chance to explore their own sexuality. Oh, and we're moving to Brazil.

2. A Planned Parenthood study found that whopping 80% of women have trouble climaxing from vaginal penetration alone. However, around 70% of women can climax from clitoral stimulation. Are you listening guys and lesbians? Clit, clit, clit, butt, nipples, clit. Got it?

3. German gynecologist Ernst Gräfenberg, MD, found that women who switch things up in the bedroom have more frequent orgasms.

“It is significantly easier for women to experience orgasm when they engage in a variety of sex acts as opposed to just one act,” she says. “For example, vaginal sex plus oral sex would be linked to a higher likelihood of orgasm than either one of them alone. This may be because more sex acts mean that people spend more time having sex, " said Ernst.

4. On average, it takes a woman 20 minutes to come. Patience, young jedi.

5. A woman's orgasm is not like a man's. When it a woman reaches orgasm, she can still be really aroused. Normally, pleasure levels don't decrease after orgasm like a man's- they plateau at or around the orgasm level- then increase from there when she comes again. Generally, it's not one giant event; it's multiple events that keep her  highly aroused for a while.

6. Physiologically, it's harder for some women to come. A recent study published by Hormones and Behavior confirmed that the shorter the distance between the clitoris and the vagina, the easier it is to climax. The optimal distance? 2.5cm, or about an inch. But, that doesn't mean women who don't have the optimal distance between erogenous zones can't orgasm, just that they might have to work a little harder to.

7. Female ejaculation is the release of a clear, odorless fluid from the paraurethral ducts which line the urethra. Some women can do it, others can't, but there's no consensus in the research as to why. Some women ejaculate a gush of fluid (up to 5ml), while others barely squirt anything out. The easiest way to make it happen is to stimulate the G-spot and clitoris simultaneously.

Still wanting more? Beg for it...Okay, okay, here you go; this video has all the basics of the female orgasm, explained in a sexy British accent. Happy orgasming!