An orgasm is… who defines what an orgasm is?

@article{Levin2004AnOI,
  title={An orgasm is… who defines what an orgasm is?},
  author={Roy J Levin},
  journal={Sexual and Relationship Therapy},
  year={2004},
  volume={19},
  pages={101 - 107}
}
  • R. Levin
  • Published 1 February 2004
  • Psychology
  • Sexual and Relationship Therapy
One of the marked differences between men and women is the relative ease by which most men can achieve an orgasm compared to the greater difficulty for a considerable percentage of women. It is often said that men are goal-orientated to obtain an orgasm during sex but that women are far less single-minded about the activity. A national survey of British sexual behaviour using a statistically valid population sample (Wellings et al., 1994) questioned both men and women to agree or disagree with… Expand
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