It may be near impossible to whittle the female orgasm down to an exact science. But researchers from the University of Albany have uncovered some interesting patterns in terms of the type of man reportedly giving them in heterosexual relationships.
As a part of a preliminary investigation into the "extent to which female orgasm functions to promote good mate choices," the team surveyed 54 anonymous college-aged heterosexual females in committed relationships about their sex lives. Interestingly enough, the participants' frequency of orgasm was related to their partner's "family income, self-confidence, and how attractive he was" to them, reads the report. The survey posed questions regarding the participants' sexual behavior, prior sexual experience, feelings toward their partner, and certain physical and psychological features of their partner.
All of the participants were enrolled in a psychology course and completed the survey for class credit.
What's more, orgasm intensity was dependent upon how attracted the women were to their partners, the frequency of sexual intercourse, and how attractive their friends perceived their partner to be. Broad shoulders, a sense of humor, intelligence, focus, and determination also proved to be sexually attractive traits, with participants initiating sex more often and experiencing more satisfying orgasms with partners possessing these traits.
Of course, the extremely small sample size, limited age range, and specific participation requirements are definitely worth noting. If anything, the survey highlights some interesting yet relatively unsurprising relationship patterns pertaining to this group of heterosexual women, rather than all heterosexual women at large.
Check out the full study for more information.