FEMALE ORGASM and male orgasm have often been compared, with many wondering exactly which sex comes off better in the climax stakes.
It has been generally believed that women have more intense orgasms – but a scientific survey has put that myth to the test and found a surprising result.
â€œA male orgasm is thought to be more sudden and explosive while a female orgasm is more prolonged and less violent,â€ Scientists at the American Psychological Association said.
However, the study found that men and womenâ€™s orgasms seem to be exactly the same.
Men and women were asked describe their orgasms in written descriptions.
Then seventy professionals including medical students, obstetrician-gynecologists, and clinical psychologists were asked to decide whether a man or woman had written it, from 48 examples.
â€œThe judges could not correctly identify the sex of the person describing their orgasm at a level significantly better than chance,â€ he scientists said.
â€œThis suggests that the experience of orgasm for both sexes is subjectively the same.â€
Research at the University of Albany looked into exactly what it was about their male partners thatÂ caused heterosexual women to orgasm.
The study found that woman are more likely to orgasm if their partners are rich.
Yes, thatâ€™s right, 50 Shades of Grey might be on to something when it suggests that romantic lead, ludicrously wealthy business magnate Christian Grey has what it takes to drive women wild.
Confidence and attractiveness also led to far more female orgasms.
Medical research has also revealed thatÂ on average men pretend to orgasm in one in four sexual encountersÂ in their relationships.
This occurs most commonly during vaginal sex, according to participants in a recent study.
The study, by LÃ©a J. SÃ©guin of the Department of Sexology at the University of Quebec and Â Robin R. Milhausen from the Department of Family Relations at the University of Guelph, examined reasons why men faked it.
The most common reason was simply down to bad sex or a â€œbad choice of partnerâ€.