Despite the way it may seem on the big screen, achieving a female orgasm isn't necessarily easy. In fact, about 10 to 15 percent of women are anorgasmic — meaning they can't have an orgasm at all. And an overwhelming majority of the women who can have an orgasm may require much more than just sex. From learning how to overcome physical, mental and lifestyle barriers to figuring out how to have multiple orgasms, read on to get the lowdown on climaxing.
Brazilian snapper Marcos Alberti said 'The O Project' was designed to open up conversations surrounding 'female sexual well-being'. A photographer has captured women's faces before, during and after their orgasms to 'break down barriers' around female sexuality. He captured the facial expressions of more than 20 women before, during and after sexual climax while using a vibrator. Run in collaboration with sexual well-being brand Smile Makers, each woman is seen through four photographs which unveil the the slow or, in some cases, rapid progression of their facial changes as they reach and recover from orgasm. Women involved in the project span all ethnicities and nationalities including the US, France, China and Singapore.
Photo by GIC. This is especially true as women age as our hormones and underlying health may start to work against us! There are also societal and cultural layers—such as inhibitions we adopted when we were very young—and so many life experiences at play.
After 30 years of working as a sex therapist, the legendary Dr. Here, she answers your most pressing questions on sex, relationships and life. Email your own queries to drruth time. Ruth series. A: There is no one answer to this question, as common as it might be.