File this under odd-but-true: Labor can actually jump-start an orgasm. (We’re guessing this makes for a supremely awkward delivery room.
9. You Can Think Your Way to a Happy Ending
In other weird orgasm news, it’s possible to mentally induce an orgasm. “It’s a combination of breathing, fantasy, and giving yourself permission to focus on yourself,” says sex therapist Gina Ogden, Ph.D.
10. Making Noise Makes Your Orgasm Better
Turns out, controlling the volume on your sex sounds could be the key to an awesome O. In tantric sex, making high-pitched noises brings sexual energy to your chest, throat, and head, while low-pitched noises bring them down to… well, down there.
Studies show that 60 percent of women have given an Oscar-worthy performance in bed (but 59 percent of guys think they can spot a faker, interestingly).
12. Coupled-Up Women Have More Orgasms
Women in relationships tend to climax a higher percentage of the time during sex than women who are just hooking up, according to research. Don’t let the “orgasm gap” hold you back.
13. Anxiety Can Keep You From Crossing the Finish Line
Super-stressed women have lower levels of physical arousal than women with normal stress levels, according to research.
14. Bummer Alert: Some Women Actually CAN’T Orgasm
An estimated 10-15 percent of women are anorgasmic, meaning they’re physically unable to cross the finish line. Think you might be one of them?
15. Some Positions Are More Orgasm-Friendly Than Others
Doggie-style is one of the best O-inducing positions for women. Why? It stimulates the G-spot (an ultra-sensitive spot on the inside of your vaginal wall) and your clitoris.
16. Orgasms Make You a Chatty Cathy
Ever wonder why you find yourself opening up after a roll in the hay? Blame oxytocin, a chemical that your brain releases post-climax.
17. Your Nationality Might Affect Your Pleasure
A recent poll of Israeli women showed that 72 percent had crossed the finish line the last time they got busy.
18. Orgasms Get Better with Age
Women ages 80 to 99 are more sexually satisfied than younger women, according to a study in The American Journal of Medicine.
19. Simultaneous Orgasms Don’t Just Happen in Movies
As awesome as it is to achieve your own orgasm, nothing beats reaching the big O at the same time as your partner.