Factors that contribute to the orgasm gap include sociocultural norms perpetuated through language and media, women’s lack of entitlement to sexual pleasure and the conflation of penetration-based orgasms in the masculinity guise
The orgasm gap is a consequence of our social construction of sexuality, which means we have the power to deconstruct it
The self-perception theory suggests that women may fake orgasms to drive their own internal state of pleasure, increasing the likelihood of actually orgasming
Approximately 25% of women always orgasm during intercourse, 30% report they never do, and 32% do through oral sex.
Between 50-58% of women reported having faked an orgasm before due to any of the following reasons: concern of partner’s feelings, avoiding negative emotions, attempt to increase own satisfaction, wanted to end sex, avoiding feelings of insecurity or coping with concerns of being abnormal