Last updated on September 29th, 2023 at 09:58 AM
New research has revealed that some lovers in the UK are far more likely to orgasm during sex than others, while one in twenty (5%) never orgasm at all.
The study, conducted by bed and mattress specialists, Bed SOS, found that almost one in ten (8%) women never experience an orgasm, despite having sex an average of 3.2 times per week.
However, 98% of men are orgasming at least once a week and have an average rate of 3.7 times, meaning more than once per session.
Those in Newcastle were the most likely to orgasm during sex despite having sex less than the national average, whilst those in Edinburgh were least likely.
The research also identified the professions which are doing the deed most and least often. While those working in healthcare have the most sex each week (3.6 times a week), media and marketing professionals make love the least (2.7). Interestingly, artists and designers have the most orgasms (4.1).
The professions that are having the most sex each week are:
- Healthcare professionals e.g doctor, dentist, nurse (3.7 times)
- Finance (3.6 times)
- HR / Recruitment (3.5 times)
- IT (3.4 times)
- Retail workers (3.3 times)
Despite not having as much sex as other professions, artists and designers have an average of 4.4 orgasms a week, which is almost 1.5 times every time they have sex.
The five professions which have the most orgasms a week are:
- Artists / Designer (4.4 times)
- Plumber / Electrician (3.1 times)
- Accountants (3.6 times)
- Retail Workers (3.4 times)
- IT (3.3 times)
Studies have shown that 80% of women have faked an orgasm, which means many aren’t receiving the incredible health benefits that come from them. Orgasms can relieve stress and release tension and they also help with sleep, which can be extremely beneficial for those with problems like insomnia. Other benefits include pain relief – thanks to a release of endorphins, brain stimulation and looking younger.
For those looking for more intimacy in their relationships, Bed SOS asked five sex-perts to give their tips:
- Watch something erotic
Asa Baav, spokesperson for Tailor Matched: “Reading erotica, watching pornography, fantasising about an erotic scenario, or even just thinking about sex all trigger a response in the brain — which contribute to feelings of arousal.”
- Try new things
Jonathan Stander, clinical image therapist at Couples Help: “New experiences, rather than material things, can re-stimulate a stagnating sex life, helping to cement that team effort and dependency on one another.”
- Stay healthy
Clarissa Bloom, sex and dating expert for DrinksPal: “Exercise and a healthy diet are great ways to help increase your sex drive. They help to lower the stress hormone, cortisol, and lead to a release in endorphins.”
- Focus on the moment
Nico Jaramillo Yahovleva, Clinical Psychologist, Sexologist and Hypnotherapist from The Intimology Institute: “One of the secrets is to be present in the moment and to build up an erotic atmosphere in the bedroom. That way you can avoid performance anxiety, which just adds more stress.”
Michael Charming, Orgasm & Relationship Coach, Author of Amplify Your Orgasm: “If one person does not allow the other a free flow of expressions and feelings, it creates restrictions and blockages in intimacy which will impact sexual drive towards the other person.”
Danny Richmond, Managing Director of Bed SOS, said: “There’s not a right or wrong amount of sex and orgasms to have, but it’s interesting to see how the figures vary across the UK.
“You certainly can’t measure the success of a relationship by such numbers, but if you’d like to spice things up, hopefully these expert tips can help you rediscover that spark in bed.”
To see how much sex people in your city are having, visit: https://www.bedsos.co.uk/blog