Finally, orgasms are down to a science!
Researchers at the University of Albany asked a group of women in heterosexual relationships about their partners and their orgasms and their partners' ability to make them orgasm, and the answers they got... weren't that surprising.
According to the study (via New York Post), women were more likely to climax if their partners were rich, confident, and attractive—while the intensity of their orgasms were more intense if they found their man good-looking. Another marker for sexual satisfaction? Broad shoulders. Huh.
“Orgasm intensity was related to how attracted [women] were to their partners, how many times they had sex per week, and ratings of sexual satisfaction," researchers wrote.
I get finding your partner attractive being crucial for climaxing, but the rich thing? Really? I don't know how much I buy that, but I'm no scientist, so who knows.
Unsurprisingly, women who found their partners funny had more sex with them and more frequent orgasms.
“Their partner’s sense of humor not only predicted his self-confidence and family income, but it also predicted women’s propensity to initiate sex [and] how often they had sex, and it enhanced their orgasm frequency in comparison with other partners.”
So, women who find their partners hot and funny have better sex with said partners? That's not all that surprising. What is surprising? How many people stay with partners they aren't attracted to and don't find entertaining. Ladies, let's fix that this year!
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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.