Foreplay Has Little or No Significance on Having an Orgasm

by VR Sreeraman on  November 9, 2008 at 12:59 PM Lifestyle News
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 Foreplay Has Little or No Significance on Having an Orgasm
Foreplay - the 'naughty' things done before getting on to sex - is overrated, finds a new study based on 2,300 women.

According to the survey, when it comes to the likelihood of having an orgasm, foreplay has little or no significance.

On an average, the duration of intercourse is 16.2 minutes on average, and it is the clincher.

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The research's findings suggest that sex therapists, who emphasize the value of foreplay, may have that been getting it wrong.

"In contrast to the assumptions of many sex therapists and educators, more attention should be given to improve the quality and duration of intercourse rather than foreplay," the Telegraph quoted Professor Stuart Brody of the University of the West of Scotland, and Professor Peter Weiss, from Charles University, Prague.

The study has been published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.

In the study, the researchers asked a representative sample of 2,360 Czech women of all ages about details of their sex lives, including orgasmic consistency with a partner along with estimated duration of foreplay and intercourse.

The analysis revealed that for the women in the study, the average duration of foreplay was 15.4 minutes, and intercourse, 16.2 minutes.

In the study, the boffins looked at frequency of orgasm in the women, and foreplay and intercourse data. They concluded the links with foreplay were insignificant. Instead they suggest that the longer intercourse lasts, the greater the probability of orgasm for the women.

"This was a large number of women and the results are robust," says Professor Brody.

"Sex therapists and educators put the overwhelming emphasis on foreplay, but they need to be guided by the evidence which shows that it is not the case.

"Intercourse is significantly more important. Our findings should lead researchers, educators, and clinicians to reconsider the contributions of foreplay and intercourse," the expert added.

Source: ANI

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I don't think this study has much relevance internationally. For people who have sex regularly foreplay and experimentation is important. For those who have sex infrequently orgasm pattern is different. Foreplay for one thing helps women get 'wet inside' and makes the intercourse last longer and hence gives a better chance of the women having an orgasm. Getting into a dry vagina causes more friction and a quicker ejaculation. 15 minutes is the right amount of time that was spent on foreplay in this study - this is the reason why the intercourse lasted 16 mins. Foreplay also improves bonding between couples- its role in sex, marriage and orgasm will continue to be of importance whatever the study may say.

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