If you’re looking to impress, there’s no doubt you’re putting in the hard yards in the sack. But when you want to make sure your partner is orgasming as frequently as possible, there’s one factor that might be out of your hands: age.
To celebrate sexual happiness week, sex toy retailer Lovehoney has released research into how sexual behaviour changes as we get older and it turns there’s a period of a female’s life where she’s more likely to reach the big O.
According to the findings featuring 2100 people between the ages of 18 and 70, 63 per cent of women aged over 45 are orgasming every sexual encounter. This compares to just 36 per cent of women aged 18 to 25.
Meanwhile, 39 per cent of women aged 18-25 are having sex more than twice a week, double the amount of action the over-45s are getting.
However, more mature women seem to be the ones satisfied.
Sixteen per cent of people aged 46 to 50 rated their sexual happiness levels a 10/10. That compares to just 11 per cent of under-25s and 10 per cent of 31-35-year-olds.
While the youth aren’t enjoying sex as much as their predecessors, they’re starting much earlier. Nearly a third of under-25s are losing their virginity before the age of 16.
Although, it’s not down to emotional connections.
Seventy-seven per cent are doing because they ‘think it’s fun’ compared to 70 per cent of 25-44s and 58 per cent of over 45s. Millennials are also using sex to boost their self-confidence, 47 per cent to be exact, while only 35 per cent of 25-44s and 22 per cent of over-45s said the same.
“It is great to see Millennials are having sex far more frequently than previous research has suggested. They are using sex positively to boost their levels of self-confidence and escape the stresses of modern life,” says a Lovehoney spokesperson.
“However, they could certainly learn a trick or two from older people about increasing their levels of sexual satisfaction and orgasm frequency. The extremely high scores for sexual happiness in the over-45s show how experience can enhance stimulation and improve bedroom performance.”
If you’re nervous she’s not getting off as frequently as you’d like, here’s the secret to the big O.