An altogether groundbreaking new study finds that lesbians are having orgasms at a higher rate than straight women. Yes, the “groundbreaking” bit was intended as a bit of sarcasm since that information hardly seems revelatory, but the study published by the Journal of Sexual Medicine did actually make some interesting findings (sadly, Lizzy Caplan and Michael Sheen did not conduct the research). The study, conducted at Indiana University included 6,500 people between the ages of 21 and 65.
The findings concluded heterosexual women experience orgasm with a familiar partner 62% of the time while lesbians experience orgasm during sex 75% of the time.
While the news for lesbians is promising, the study found that bisexual women experience orgasm 58% of the time during sex.
“One possible explanation is that lesbian women are more comfortable and familiar with the female body and thus, on average, are better able to induce orgasm in their female partner,” the study’s authors wrote, according to Pink News.
Other factors that may play a part in what the study found include the length of the sexual encounter, attitude towards gender, sexual roles during intercourse and possible hormonal differences, according to Huffington Post.
By comparison, straight men experience orgasm 85.5% of the time, gay men 84.7% of the time and bisexual men 77.6% of the time during sex.