A survey conducted by a German lifestyle website reported that "women who had completed their education" reported more difficulty in reaching orgasm than women who had not.
They surveyed 2,000 women between the ages of 18 and 49 and found that 62% of educated women had problems and 38% of less educated women did not. That survey and its results were picked up by a London tabloid The Sun in a brief article quickly circulated on websites around the world. Last night it was late night monologue fodder with Jay Leno reporting "a London sex survey" as more bad news for Hillary Clinton.
A word about surveys and studies: They are snapshots of a particular group of respondents at one moment in their lives. No one since Alfred Kinsey (Kinsey Institute) has conducted a large-scale truly scientific survey of sexual behavior. Snapshots are sometimes interesting, sometimes irrelevant, sometimes misleading.
This one is misleading. Many other studies have concluded that women with higher IQs or more education are more--not less--likely to reach orgasm.
My opinion? Sex (or orgasm) isn't brain surgery. To enjoy sex and reach orgasm, a woman needs to understand her own body, overcome her inhibitions about seeking pleasure and be playful, creative and inventive in her erotic play. Whether she has a Ph.D. or a high school diploma--she can get there.
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