The Good Men Project: 3 Myths About Female Sexuality

Here are three myths that run rampant around society, and for some reason we keep believing them. Why is that??? Read about the three myths and check out the following link from the Good Men Project about why we still seem to believe in all of this bogus!

MYTH: Orgasms elude most women. The Big O could stand for omitted, as far as many women are concerned — at least that’s what many headlines suggest. A popular ABC report from September 2009 touting the header, “Sex Study Says Female Orgasm Eludes Majority of Women” explores data collected nearly a century ago—one of the least empowering eras for women, when Sigmund Freud’s beliefs, such as that women are “mutilated and must learn to accept their lack of a penis,” were considered fact. Is it any wonder, then, that participants were struggling with sexual “frigidity”—or the inability to orgasm? The other study cited analyzed 100 females within the last 80 years, 11 of whom reported never having climaxed. Based on participants’ commentary versus physiology, the study didn’t account for the fact that women are significantly less likely to discuss or understand their sexuality than men. The article concluded that 11 percent (or 10 to 15 percent) of women never orgasm—a statistic commonly used to convey low orgasm rates among women.

MYTH: Women peak sexually in their 30s. This idea derives from one small study published in 1953—when making the perfect pot roast rather ranked high among female expectations. Researcher Alfred Kinsey determined that female participants in their 30s were more likely to orgasm than younger women. I don’t know about you, but my 20s weren’t exactly my most confident—which seems to play a huge role in female sexual pleasure. A recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine analyzed the sexual lives and beliefs regarding sex of over 600 women ages 40 to 65 for eight years, and found that women who have positive attitudes about sex are three times more likely to stay pleasurably sexually active during middle-age than other women—regardless of physical factors linked with low libido, such as menopause.

MYTH: Women are less “visual” than men. If men were “hardwired” to lust after lithe yet large-busted women, Barbie’s physique would commonly occur, sans starvation diets and plastic surgery. Instead, men are taught and expected to look and lust over such imagery of which the media provides an endless overt supply. While we gals may not find that same supply enticing (and may find it a turn off), we’re no less visual than men. Recent research, including studies conducted by Meredith Chivers, PhD, an associate professor at Queens University, show that women and men are equally physically aroused by visual stimuli, but women aren’t as likely to recognize or discuss it. -”

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June 09, 2015 by Amit Tripathi

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