Your mind needs to stay clear and focused, your nerves sensitive and blood needs to flow to all the right places. Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do not endorse non-Cleveland Clinic products or services. Many women find they cannot climax during penile-vaginal sex. If a woman has never climaxed in her adult life, we call it primary orgasmic dysfunction.
There’s Help for Women Who Can’t Achieve Orgasm
Female orgasm: No climax with vaginal penetration? - Mayo Clinic
HealthDay —Despite what's often portrayed in movies and on TV, most women can't orgasm with penetration alone during sexual intercourse. And simple anatomy is to blame, a new evidence review suggests. Each woman's ability to orgasm during sex depends almost wholly on physical development that occurred while she was still in the womb, according to the review authors. During gestation, the clitoris begins to drift up and away from the vaginal opening, the researchers said. But among women whose clitoris drifted too far up, it may be very difficult or even impossible to have an orgasm during sex, because traditional lovemaking doesn't provide enough friction to stimulate the clitoris, said Dr. Maureen Whelihan.
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I'm a year-old woman and I can't orgasm during penetrative sex. Whenever I have vaginal sex, it feels good and all, but I just can't seem to reach the climax. Even when I'm masturbating, orgasm only happens when I'm stimulating my clitoris, but not through fingering. Even though Hollywood movies and porn videos have us convinced a couple of thrusts is enough to propel a woman into a mind-blowing orgasm, I'm here to tell you orgasms from penetrative sex aren't that common. In fact, your experience of needing clitoral stimulation to reach climax is the case for most women.
Skip to: Main Navigation Main Content. A quest to experience 'vaginal orgasms' can cause women needless anxiety, sex therapists say. But does the vaginal orgasm really exist anyway? It's been decades since the sexual revolution but many women remain anxious in bed because they're worried they're not having the right kind of orgasm, some leading sex therapists say.