VUSH and the Orgasm Gap

Wages aren’t the only thing there's a gap in, so let’s talk about the ‘orgasm gap’. Orgasm gap, pleasure gap, or orgasm inequality; whatever you want to call it, it’s very real!

What is it?

The orgasm gap is the difference between how often people with penises orgasm during sex compared to the orgasm rate of people with vulvas. 98% of people with penises always orgasm, compared to only 65% of those with vulvas during heterosexual intercourse.

Why is this the case?

There are multiple issues that have led to this gap. One is a misunderstanding of anatomy. People have shared that their partners are unaware of how to hit the right spots, making it more difficult for them to orgasm. Another reason found was that about 30% of people in heterosexual relationships believe that vaginal penetration is the best way to reach climax, when actually, the majority of people with vulvas said that clitoral stimulation is more important.

Hook up culture, more specifically heterosexual college hook up culture, is a big player (pun intended) in the gap of orgasms, with reports saying that cisgendered men are far less likely to care about pleasure for their partner during a hook up, with the partner less likely to reach climax. This is also hugely due to the fact that many do not perform cunnilingus during a hookup.

The lack of education about the clitoris

Sexual education can be a big factor on why many don’t know their partners or their own sexual anatomy. What is taught in schools is reproductive health, not sexual health. The focus on orgasms and arousal only in regards to reproductive needs, rather than around pleasure, means education only focuses on people with penises.

Many people not knowing the vulvas anatomy or the clitoris is another big reason for this gap! In a lot of anatomy texts, the vagina is labelled to be the main erogenous zone, when the clitoris has 8,000 nerve endings and is the only body part specifically and only for pleasure.

What does VUSH have to do with it?

VUSH knows how stigmatised self pleasure and masturbation can be, especially for people with vulvas! VUSH are closing the gap by putting sexual wellness at the forefront of people's minds. As a brand that knows self love is nothing to be ashamed of, it’s no surprise that self love advocate herself, Cardi B chose to join their movement. It’s about time we saw more self love toys in the mainstream and VUSH are already there! They love partnering with people that want to be a voice for change, which is why Majesty 2 was the perfect co-star for Cardi B’ in her music video for Up!

VUSH works with influencers from all walks of life, whether it’s a mummy blogger or a sexual wellness professional, because self pleasure doesn’t look the same for everyone.

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