Do Lesbians Have Better Sex Than Straight Women?

Do Lesbians Have Better Sex Than Straight Women?

It may not come as a surprise to you that there’s an orgasm gap between women who identify as lesbian versus straight. A study found that 86% of lesbian women “usually or always” climax during sex (yay for us!) compared with just 65% of straight women.

Dr. Laurie Mintz, who coined the term orgasm gap, found that 78% of women’s orgasm problems are caused by not enough or not the right kind of clitoral stimulation. 


Why are Lesbians Having Better Sex?

There are a few reasons why lesbian relationships might foster more open communication around sex. Firstly, the queer community is built on our inherent drive to challenge sexual norms and celebrate diversity. This creates a more accepting space for open discussions about desire.
Secondly, having overcome the stigma around our sexual orientation, lesbian couples might be more attuned to creating safe spaces for each other, leading to better communication overall.
Experts like Sex Therapist Aliyah Moore emphasis the importance of creating a judgment-free zone for sexual communication. “Using empathetic listening and open dialogue,” Aliyah says, “I encourage clients to explore and express their desires without any judgement or comparison.” This supportive environment is key to building sexual confidence and ultimately, a more satisfying sex life.

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