Orgasm is Integral to Female Sexual Satisfaction:

Determinants of female sexual orgasms (excerpt)

Osmo Kontula, Researcher Professor, PhD* and Anneli Miettinen, Researcher, MSSc

Feel beautiful plastic surgery - dr. steve laversonIt is sometimes suggested that orgasms may not be important for female sexual pleasure (Blackledge, 2004). The argument has been that women can be fully satisfied sexually without experiencing an orgasm. However, based on previous sex surveys, the most important single predictor of sexual satisfaction for women is without a doubt the orgasm (Kontula, 2009). If a woman did not have an orgasm in the latest intercourse, even 38% of women did not consider that intercourse pleasant. If they had an orgasm (or more than one), only a few women did not rate their intercourse as pleasant. This result concretely illustrates how crucial the role orgasms play in women’s assessment of the quality of sex they are having.

Published online 2016 Oct 25. doi:  10.3402/snp.v6.31624