In one case, a study from the Journal of Sexual Medicine from 2014 discovered that lesbians were likely to reach climax, with 75% of lesbians orgasming, versus 61% of straight women.
Both straight and gay men fared similarly, with 86% and 85% reaching climax, respectively.
The study, published by a group of researchers, including human sexuality expert David Frederick, assistant professor of psychology at Chapman University, says that although heterosexual men were most likely to say they always orgasmed during sex (95 per cent), gay men and bisexual men weren’t too far behind (89 per cent and 88 per cent) respectively.
On top of that, 86 per cent of gay women said they always orgasmed, compared with just 66 per cent of bisexual women and 65 per cent of heterosexual women.
By looking at the higher likelihood of orgasm for gay men and women – and again, on the premise that good sex is defined by the frequency of orgasms – sex between two men or two women could be better than sex between a man and a woman.
As Australian sexual health therapist Matty Silver, quoted in the piece, said, “There are many men who believe they can give their partners an orgasm by just having intercourse. That only happens for 20% of all women.”
“They often need clitoral stimulation, or oral sex, for it to happen. It is one of the reasons that many heterosexual women fake their orgasm,” Silver added.
The Kinsey Institute’s research showed that some 95% of straight men, unlike their female counterparts, achieved orgasm, while 89% of gay men and 88% of bisexual men also succeeded in same.