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New Study Finds The Best And Worst Sex Position For A Woman To Achieve Orgasm

Charisa Bossinakis

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New Study Finds The Best And Worst Sex Position For A Woman To Achieve Orgasm

Featured Image Credit: Alamy.

Scientists have identified the most and least pleasurable sex positions for heterosexual females to reach an orgasm.

IFL Science reports that researchers from private gynaecology clinic New H Medical in New York assessed the blood flow to the clitoris during different positions.

Scientists used an ultrasound scanner to study a volunteer couple, which the research paper describes as a ‘healthy medical doctor couple, both 32 years old', who engaged in popular positions for 10 minutes, including missionary, face-to-face and rear entry, aka doggy style.

“The kneeling/rear entry position produces the least amount of direct clitoral contact, and resulted in a negligible increase in blood flow compared to the face-to-face positions,” the authors of the study wrote.

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

Ultimately, they concluded that the best means to guarantee the big O is the missionary position with a little pillow underneath the woman’s pelvis.

Let this be a wake-up call to all those people labelling missionary as ‘too vanilla’.

The research further explained that for numerous positions, pillows helped stimulate the blow flow for the clitoris: “Pillows marketed for this intention, often referred to as ‘sex pillows’ or ‘positioning pillows’ are usually firm and wedged shaped, providing more precise and consistent pelvic angulation than conventional bed pillows.”

Following these findings, we wouldn’t be surprised if pillow sales are through the roof.

According to the study, face-to-face positions are the most likely to stimulate clitoral blood flow, while doggy was the least likely. 

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

 The Daily Mail reports that lead author of the study Dr Kimberly Lovie said that the research's main aim was to understand better how to produce a female orgasm; as she puts bluntly - there is very little information about it.

She said: “The purported benefits of various coital positions are described in numerous magazines, books, and public forums.

“However, there is little scientific research that evaluates the association between different coital positions and their ability to produce female orgasm.”

According to ABC News, 75 per cent of women have never experienced an orgasm from intercourse alone, while a dismal 10 to 15 per cent have never climaxed under any circumstances.

The study’s findings will also help those suffering from erectile dysfunction, as the authors wrote: “Difficulty achieving orgasm, the causes of which are multifactorial, is one component of sexual dysfunction.

“Clinicians can use these findings to counsel patients about which coital positions might help them achieve climax.”

Topics: News, Science, Health, Sex Education, Sex and Relationships

Charisa Bossinakis
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