It’s been suggested that one in every four women will have problems reaching orgasm at some stage in their life, and 25-35 percent may never have experienced orgasm before. It is not uncommon for women to have difficulty reaching orgasm during intercourse. In fact, an estimated 70 percent of women don’t ever have penetrative orgasms.
For many women, the problem is inability to reach orgasm during penetration but not with other forms of stimulation. Such women may find that changing their s3xual position will help. The common man-on-top position rarely provides adequate clitoral stimulation to trigger orgasm, but some women find that if they are on top then orgasm is easier. However, for some couples the way their bodies fit together means that it won’t ever be possible without some extra stimulation from a finger.
To the Woman
If you can’t reach orgasm during any form of stimulation, particularly if you have never achieved orgasm, then the first thing you need to do is work out what’s causing the problem.
There are very few medical reasons why a woman can’t reach orgasm but if you have a diagnosed neurological, vascular or hormone problem then check with your doctor. The problem could be a side effect of medication and very occasionally pelvic surgery can cause nerve damage and loss of sensation.
The most common physical cause is a lack of adequate stimulation. Most women need direct clitoral stimulation in order to achieve orgasm. The second most common factor is tiredness or general illness. Our bodies need to be in general good health in order to enjoy s3x.