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The gender gap in orgasms

Sociology PhD candidate Nicole Andrejek and Dr. Tina Fetner's recent article in the International Journal of Sexual Health examines who, in partnered, heterosexual sex, is having the majority of orgasms.

Feb 21, 2019

Nicole Andrejek is a PhD candidate in sociology whose dissertation research examines digital technology’s effect on the sexual cultures of universities. She works under the supervision of Dr. Tina Fetner. The new paper "The Gender Gap in Orgasms: Survey Data from a Mid-Sized Canadian City" contributes to the literature on gender and sexuality by considering multiple explanations for the gender gap in orgasms. The research is a product of the Survey of Sexual Behaviour conducted in Hamilton, Ontario.

From the article: “Women will have more orgasms when they and their partners simply engage in sexual practices that bring them to orgasm. However, these sexual practices, in the context of heterosexual partnerships, are tied into dominant systems of meaning related to sex, heterosex and orgasm.” 

Read the article in The International Journal of Sexual Health, or an open-access version on SocArXiv.org.