Sex & Relationships

‘Proof’ men are bad in bed revealed in study: ‘Tell us something we don’t already know’

Guys who like to brag about their bedroom skills may want to look away now because science has just proven men aren’t as high-achieving between the sheets as they’d like women to believe.

A new study conducted by psychologists at Rutgers University has found that women with female sexual partners are more likely to have consistent orgasms than women with male partners.

Previous research has consistently shown that men are more likely to achieve orgasm during sexual activity compared to women.

Now the new data – published in Social Psychological and Personality Science – suggests the “orgasm gap” between men and women may also be affected by the gender of their sexual partner.

During the study, researchers analyzed how a partner’s gender shapes a woman’s expectation of orgasm during sex, and ultimately their pursuit of an orgasm.

It’s more evidence of the ‘orgasm gap’ which shows men rarely go without climax during moments of intimacy while women regularly do.
It’s more evidence of the ‘orgasm gap’ which shows men rarely go without climax during moments of intimacy while women regularly do. Getty Images

It determined that women are more likely to expect clitoral stimulation, which leads to female orgasm when having sex with a woman than with a man.

“This research contributes to understanding gender disparities and inequities,” study co-author Grace Wetzel, a social psychology researcher at Rutgers University, said in a statement.

“It also sheds light on why the orgasm gap exists – specifically, how different expectations for sex with men and women can explain these differences.”

It has previously been found that 95 percent of heterosexual men said they usually or always orgasm when having sex, compared to only 65 percent of heterosexual women, according to a 2017 study of over 50,000 people.

Most women require at least some degree of clitoral stimulation to achieve orgasm with stats showing that between 70 and 90 of women cannot orgasm from penetrative sex alone.

New data has revealed women who have sex with other women enjoy more orgasms than those who sleep with men.
New data has revealed women who have sex with other women enjoy more orgasms than those who sleep with men. Getty Images

Researchers noted that while this study may be interpreted as saying that sex with men is worse than with women, they’re hoping to highlight the issues that come with heterosexual relationships, including disparities in the bedroom.

However, it’s not the first time medical researchers have found that women who sexually engage with other women enjoy more orgasms than those who sleep with straight men.

The 2018 study also found no other group of people have less orgasmic sex than women who share sexual encounters with men.

Social media users were also quick to argue that the data is “no surprise to women”, who have been complaining of a lack of satisfaction with their male partners “for years”.

“We have been telling them this for ages!! Maybe now, with a male scientist telling the same and showing proof of it, they’ll listen,” one raged on Facebook.

“Tell us something we don’t already know,” another scoffed.

Meanwhile, men appear to have struggled to accept the data, with some declaring it “BS” as well as claiming they have “no complaints” in the bedroom.