Orgasms play a major role in how good the sexual experience is. But unfortunately for women, surveys say only 25% of the female population knows how an orgasm feels like during sex.

Some women don’t even experience it at all. There are even experts who claim that vaginal orgasm is not real. But it is not true that there are women who can never orgasm – it just takes the right technique to achieve effective stimulation. Also, it may be due to how the clitoris is positioned in the vagina.

Anatomy Matters

Reaching climax through penetration is not truly impossible, but it definitely is difficult. According to Dr. Maureen Whelihan, a woman’s ability to orgasm during traditional lovemaking depends on how she developed physically and this starts while she was still in her mother’s womb.

Whelihan, a gynecologist and obstetrician working in West Palm Beach, Florida, explains that the clitoris moves up and away from the opening of the vagina during the gestation process. If you find it hard to orgasm, the reason could be because your clitoris is too far up from the opening.

A woman’s ability to orgasm may depend on physical development.
A woman’s ability to orgasm may depend on physical development.

As a result, not enough to no friction at all happens to the clitoris, which is considered the key to almost every woman’s orgasm. So what does it take to have an orgasm? Whelihan, along with other researchers of the study, provided the following points:

  • The distance between the vaginal opening and the clitoris of a woman is directly related to the ability to orgasm during sex – without requiring additional stimulation.
  • The recommended distance is 2.5 centimeters, roughly less than an inch.
  • If the distance between your clitoris and urinary opening is three centimeters, it can be predicted that intercourse will not give you an orgasm and therefore, you need more stimulation.
  • Measuring the distance is easy and you can even do it by yourself. To make things simpler, you can ask for the help of your partner.
  • If you can’t orgasm even though you are within the range of the magic number mentioned, be aware that there are other factors that lead to orgasm as well. These include the skill of your partner, his penis size, and the intensity of the sexual arousal.

It is not a woman’s fault that she can’t orgasm. Although her partner may be partly to be blamed if he does not help with the experience, anatomy plays an important role in achieving the climax. Researchers also add that babies that are exposed to a lot of androgen, a male hormone, while still in the womb experience increased migration of the clitoral bud from the vaginal opening.