Most people believe the premature orgasm to be a typical male problem. Women on the other hand are often expected to have difficulties reaching their peak. However, a new study shows that women too can come too fast, sometimes even as often as men. The study was conducted by researcher Serafim Carvalho and his colleagues at the Hospital Magalhães Lemos in Portugal.
Carvalho and his team found 510 Portuguese women between the ages of 18 and 45 years willing to participate. As it turned out, 40 percent sometimes came too fast, 14 percent experienced it on a regular basis and 3.3 percent noted to experience ‘dysfunctions’ as a result of premature orgasms.
The researchers, who published their study in the journal Sexologies, stated that some women who took part in the study thought they could control their orgasms completely, while others claimed to have a total lack of control. Not surprisingly, the second group was more likely to come prematurely, which could lead to discomfort and friction within the relationship.
“The same as men”
“I probably feel the same about climaxing prematurely as men do, there is no difference” said one woman who participated in the study. “I tend to come very quickly, even before my boyfriend has the chance and I find that very annoying. If I continue with sex after I’ve had an orgasm,I find that discomforting, my mood drops and my boyfriend stops making love to me. That makes me feel bad.”
S. Carvalho, A. Moreira, M. Rosado, D. Correia, D. Maia, & P. Pimentel (2011). Female premature orgasm: Does this exist? Sexologies