previous global research suggests that women who have sex with women are probably more likely to be in the half that did not report sexual dissatisfaction.
The sexual orientation of men however did not appear to have much effect on their rates of orgasm – gay men reported coming 85% of the time – while for heterosexual men it was 86%.
A much larger study in 2017 of 53,000 Americans by the Kinsey Institute recorded slightly different numbers but with the same trends.
In this instance lesbians reported coming 86% of the time during sex as opposed to 65% for straight women.
Straight men said they orgasmed 95% of the time.
So where is lesbian sex going right for women where heterosexual sex is going wrong?
‘It’s simple’ says Matty Silver – a sexual health therapist based in Australia.
‘Lesbian women know where their clitoris is and know what to do with it to get an orgasm.
They don’t need to show their lesbian partner what to do – which means their sexual satisfaction is higher.
‘There are many men who believe they can give their partners an orgasm by just having intercourse’ she adds.
‘That only happens for 20% of all women.
They often need clitoral stimulation – or oral sex – for it to happen.
It is one of the reasons that many heterosexual women fake their orgasm’.